Math Learning Center

### Welcome to the Math Learning Center in B130

The Math Learning Center (MLC) is located in Cluster B, Room B130 and is staffed with faculty who assist students with assignments in all levels of mathematics. In addition to drop-in help, free one-on-one tutoring and math help classes are offered.You MUST have a current Nassau Community College ID to enter the Math Learning Center.

### Hours of Operation

Monday | 8:30am - 9:00pm |

Tuesday | 8:30am - 7:00pm |

Wednesday | 8:30am - 9:00pm |

Thursday | 8:30am - 7:00pm |

Friday | 8:30am - 4:00pm |

Saturday | 9:00am - 1:00pm (REMOTE ONLY) |

Sunday | CLOSED - |

### Services

**Drop-In help**: Assistance is available for brief questions on a drop-in basis any time the Math Learning Center is open. No appointment is necessary. See the hours listed above.

**Appointments**: Students seeking more extensive help with their math courses may sign up for half-hour individual appointments. Check the appointment schedule inside the MLC in B130, or make an appointment here. You may sign up for, at most, one appointment per week.

### Additional Help

**Non-Credit Math Assistance**: Students enrolled in MAT 001/002/003, MAT 012/013, or MAT 009 can receive assistance at the Math Success Center located in room B116. Additionally, The MSC can assist with credit course MAT 109.

**Private Tutors**: The Math Learning Center maintains a file of private math tutors. This listing is made available to students who feel they need extensive one-on-one tutoring. You may examine the list and make your own arrangements for off-campus private tutoring with one of the individuals listed. These tutors are not regulated or endorsed by the college or the Math Learning Center.

### Supplementary Material

**Text Answers**: Answer books for texts in most math courses may be borrowed for use in the Center. A current NCC I.D. card is required.

**Worksheets**: Self-help worksheets are available on a variety of topics.

### Making Effective Use of the Math Learning Center

- Set aside some time several times a week, for doing homework and studying in the MLC. This is perhaps the most effective way of using the center, since you can check your answers in the solutions manuals and help is always available. Be sure to bring your class notes, textbook and a list of questions you may have.
- Be realistic in your expectations. Do not go to the Math Learning Center expecting to learn an entire chapter in one sitting. Tackle one section at a time and try to master one topic before moving on to the next. The best way to do this is to alternate between working on your own in the MLC and getting help from the staff.
- To be successful in your course work make sure you satisfy all course prerequisites, attend all classes, do the assigned readings and see your instructor during office hours when possible.
- Do not wait until the last minute! Half-hour appointments get booked quickly and drop-in help is often busy.
- Missed Classes

Students who miss class(es) have the primary responsibility for learning the missed material. The following steps should be taken before seeking help from the Math Learning Center staff:- Find out (from either the instructor or a classmate) what was missed, i.e., the section(s) of the text that were covered and the homework that was assigned. Also, try to get class notes from a trusted classmate.
- Do the assigned readings and attempt the homework.
- If you are taking MAT 001, 002, 003, 100, 109 or 111, view the videos in the Math Learning Center for the sections that were missed.

### Policies

- The Math Learning Center's primary responsibility is to assist Nassau Community College students with
*math*problems. Non-mathematical questions from other subject areas should be directed to the respective departments. - You may not receive assistance on any take-home assignment that is to be graded. Math Learning Center staff will report any attempt to violate this policy to your instructor.
- Course success is primarily your responsibility. Math Learning Center staff will assist you with specific problems or topics, but it is not their job to do your homework for you. They will get you started; then you are responsible for making a genuine effort to complete the problem or absorb the topic before requesting additional help.
- Due to the volume of students served by the MLC, technical assistants may be limited in the amount of time that they are able to offer on a drop-in basis.
- It is expected that you satisfy the prerequisites for the course you are taking. Assistance with prerequisite material will be limited.
- Noise should be kept to a minimum so as not to disturb students who are studying quietly.
- All students must sign in upon entering and sign out when leaving. A valid NCC ID card is required. This information is extremely important for obtaining state aid.

### Staff

- The Math Learning Center is staffed by professional faculty of the Department of Mathematics, Computer Science and Information Technology. There are usually between two and four technical assistants on duty at any given time.
- While the MLC staff are very knowledgeable, they don't profess to know the answer to every question that may arise. In such cases, you are encouraged to ask another technical assistant or your instructor.

### Staff list

**Full-Time Technical Assistants**

Paul Kreinbihl, B.S., M.S.

Donna D'Ambrosio, PhD

**Adjunct Technical Assistants**

Mary Beck, B.S.

Alvin Estrada, B.S., M.A.

Juan Hinojosa, B.S., M.S.

Donald A. Nicosia, B.S., M.S.

Nancy Rathe, B.A., M.T.E.

### Helpful Links

S.O.S MathematicsAsk Dr. Math

Purplemath

FreeMathHelp

Math.com

The Math Page

Paul's Online Math Notes

Pre-Calc and Calculus Tutorials

TI calculator tutorials

Calculator help

Math Centre

Onlinemathlearning.com

khanacademy.org