Mathematics Support Center
Worried about math? Whether you are studying for a prelim or brushing up on forgotten algebra, we can relieve your math anxiety. For best results seek help early and often!
Anti Stress Kit
Prelim/Finals Schedule:
http://www.math.cornell.edu/ADMIN/Teaching/schedules.html
Free Tutoring in Malott 256:
Experienced tutors are available on a walkin basis for free individual and smallgroup tutoring.
Open for walkin:
 Weekdays ~10:00am  4:30pm
 Tuesday and Wednesday 7:009:00pm North Campus CourtKayBauer Red Lounge
 Sunday Evenings 7:3010:00pm Use upper entrance opposite Bailey Hall
Evening hours 7:009:00pm on North Campus!
 Tuesdays we are in Room 122 in CourtKayBauer Red Lounge
 Wednesdays we are in Room 122 in CourtKayBauer Red Lounge
 Check out this free PDF book about Math Tutoring with ideas for both tutors and tutees.
Contact:
Director: Meghan Anderson, 227 Malott Hall.
The MSC operates on the premise that you will learn mathematical concepts best by doing problems and practicing regularly. Study capsules and tutoring assist in refreshing your memory, filling gaps in your math background, reinforcing class work, helping on difficult topics, or reviewing for exams. MSC services are available weekdays and Sundays throughout the semester.
More... Close Free Tutoring: Experienced tutors are available for FREE individual and smallgroup tutoring. We work primarily on a walkin basis. A schedule of our hours and who is on duty is shown below and is also posted outside 256 Malott Hall. Review sessions are held at the start of the semester for students wanting to review some precalculus topics. Independent Study Capsules address topics from precalculus to calculus and allow students to work at their own pace. Most are now avsailable on line. A small library of math texts helps students to broaden their understanding of mathematical concepts. Our Survival Kit is filled with suggestions for succeeding in a Cornell math class.
Cornell University Department of Mathematics web links in: Math Department > Support > MSC



Free tutoring
Experienced tutors are available at no charge for individual and smallgroup tutoring. We work on a WalkIn basis, Room 256 Malott Hall.
Tutoring Schedule:
 10:00am  4:30pm Weekdays 256 Malott
 7:30pm  10:00pm Sunday Evenings 256 Malott Use upper entrance opposite Bailey Hall
 7:00pm  9:00pm Tuesdays and Wednesdays North Campus  122 CourtKayBauer
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Private Tutoring
If you think you might
want a private tutor, please start by using our free tutoring service. You may be able to get your questions answered right in the MSC. If you decide you really want private tutoring, start by asking among the tutors you have found helpful in the MSC. If none are available for private tutoring, leave your contact information with
Melissa Totman in the main office. Melissa maintains a list of graduate students who might be available. You can then make arrangements privately.
Capsules:

 Math Support Center Capsules: Free Independent Study Capsules for assorted topics students often find to be troublesome. Capsules range from a page or two in length to small booklets. Most are now available as
.pdf files.


Library:
 A small library of math texts helps students to broaden their understanding of mathematical concepts.
 Our Survival Kit is filled with suggestions for succeeding in a Cornell math class.
Learning Strategies Center:
The Learning Strategies Center is the central academic support unit at Cornell University that provides undergraduate students with tutoring, supplemental courses, and facilitated study groups for Biology, Chemistry, Economics,
Mathematics and Physics. Assistance in improving general study skills is available through semester long courses, workshops, individual consultations, and web site resources.
 http://lsc.cornell.edu/
 Notes and Worksheets from the Learning Strategies Center Mathematics Branch support courses:
 MATH 1005, 1006, 1011, and 1012 which meet weekly to supplement lecture material, answer questions, and provide tips for effectively learning the material in MATH 1105, 1106, 1110, and 1120. Students who enroll in a support course receive one transcript credit (depending on college) and tutoring services. There are no exams or homework assignments. Students receive S/U grades determined by attendance only. Students who do not wish to enroll are invited to attend the classes but cannot utilize the tutoring services.
Available Information
OnLine graphing calculator
OnLine Videos on various math topics
Other generally useful math resources:
 A search on a math topic will usually return links to material on Wikipedia and Mathworld, both of which are generally excellent.
 Excellent Blog written by Timothy Gowers, Editor of The Princeton Companion to Mathematics
 Another amazing blog by Terence Tao, prolific mathematician, and Fields Medalist
 Yet another blog by a guy who has done a lot of illustrations for Wikipedia
 Great collection of sites with special emphasis on teaching. As you become a more independent learner, the distinction between teacher and student becomes less useful.
 Wolfram Alpha actually performs various mathematical operations and volunteers a bunch of related information. Used wisely, you can learn an incredible amount exploring the further information it provides.
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