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Cornell University 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. Don’t wait until the end of the semester to seek help!

Free Tutoring in Malott 256:

Open for walk-in:
  • Weekdays ~10:00am - 4:30pm
  • Sunday Evenings 7:00-11:00pm Use upper entrance opposite Bailey Hall

Evening hours 7:00-9:00pm on North Campus!

  • Tuesdays we are in the Red Lounge in Court-Kay-Bauer
  • Wednesdays we are in the Red Lounge in Court-Kay-Bauer

Contact:

Director: Maria Terrell, 256 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 small-group tutoring. We work primarily on a walk-in 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 pre-calculus topics.

Independent Study Capsules address topics from pre-calculus 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

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Free tutoring

Experienced tutors are available at no charge for individual and small-group tutoring. We work on a Walk-In basis, Room 256 Malott Hall.

While tutors in the Math Support Center have varying areas of expertise, we have found that:

any tutor may be helpful in any subject
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either because your tutor:
  • directly knows the material.
  • can help you to think about it.
  • can get you started and refer you to another tutor who may be more facile with the kind of help you need.

Tutoring Schedule: This page was last loaded on 2017-10-17 - 07:10

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  • We work on a walk-in basis, so stop on by!

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 .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 handouts:

  • 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.

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MSC Tutor Schedule Last updated: GMT MSC 256 Malott Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday ...
Algebra and Trig Reviews Reviews of Algebra and Trigonometry are held at the start of each semester to help you brush up on the essentials of these topics. The reviews ...
Math Support Center Hours Open Tutoring Schedule: Tutoring daily (except Saturdays) when classes are in session during the school year. Experienced tutors are ...
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MSC Tutor Schedule Last updated: GMT MSC 256 Malott Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday ...
Math Support Center Sign In Sign Out Form An ancient (designed for Windows 98!) laptop is installed in the MSC as a dedicated station for students to sign in/out and ...
Algebra and Trig Reviews Reviews of Algebra and Trigonometry are held at the start of each semester to help you brush up on the essentials of these topics. The reviews ...
Math Support Center Hours Open Tutoring Schedule: Tutoring daily (except Saturdays) when classes are in session during the school year. Experienced tutors are ...
Tutor Expertise While tutors in the Math Support Center have varying areas of expertise, we have found that: any tutor may be helpful in any subject : ) either because ...
Math Support Center Capsules Compact study capsules address topics from pre calculus to calculus, provide another view of topics students often find troublesome and ...
Math Support Center Tutor Dick Furnas The old fart with really white hair. Likes to let you think he's helping you, but really you have to figure it out ...
The Ant Stress Kit ...as featured in the Math Support Center! :pdf: Anti Stress Kit: Download a copy of your very own!
Becoming a Better Math Tutor A local copy of the PDF is also available: Local copy of the licensed book: /Becoming a Better Math Tutor.pdf :pdf: Becoming ...
Prelim Schedule Data from http://registrar.sas.cornell.edu/Sched/prelims.html Also useful: http://registrar.sas.cornell.edu/Sched/exams.html Hint: The ...
Mathematics Support Center Worried About Math? You can survive Math 1105, 1106, 1110, 1120, 1710, 1910, 1920, 2130, 2210, 2220, 2230, 2240, 2310, 2930, 2940, 3040 ...
Inverse Trig Functions Work In Progress Leave Comments Here: Copy/paste of LaTeX document from Kay DickFurnas 15 Feb 2009 Start DickFurnas 15 Feb ...
Algebra Diagnostic Test Algebra Combine and simplify expressions as much as possible.Solve equations for x. 1. \mbox{\small $\frac{1}{a b} \frac{2a}{a^2 b ...
Convergence Tests Divergence Test Statement: \mbox{ \small If $\lim {k \rightarrow \infty} u k \ne 0$ then $\sum u k$ diverges.} Comment: \mbox{ \small If ...
Famous Series Geometric Series 1 x x^2 x^3 ... \left \{ \begin{array}{l} \mbox{ \small $ \frac{1}{1 x}$ if $ x 1$ } \end{array} \right. \mbox{ \small ...
Infinite Series Strategy Sheet Know the Famous Series Did I mention you should know the Famous Series ? Test for Divergence Unless you immediately recognize ...
Infinite Series: A Synopsis Famous Series Useful Limits Useful Inequalities New Series From Old Convergence Tests %INCLUDE{ConvergenceTests % Tips for Series ...
New Series From Old Series are just functions built of sums and products and can be manipulated like any other function. The relatively short list of FamousSeries ...
Useful Inequalities Always a. \sin{x} \le 1 a. \csc{x} \ge 1 a. \cos{x} \le 1 a. \sec{x} \ge 1 a. \sin{x} \le \tan{x} a. n^2 1 \le ...
Useful Limits ...for working with sequences and series. Exponentials \lim {h \rightarrow 0} (1 h)^{\frac{1}{h}} e \lim {n \rightarrow \infty} (1 \frac{1}{n} ...
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