math plaza

Math Plaza

 

The UTC Math Plaza offers free walk-in math help for students taking the following MATH courses:

~ MATH 1010 – Math in Our Modern World

~ MATH 1130 – College Algebra

~ MATH 1710/1720 – Precalculus I & II

~ MATH 1730 – Combined Precalculus

~ MATH 1830 – Calculus for Management,   Life, and Natural Sciences

~ MATH 1950 – Calculus I with Analytic Geometry

~ MATH 2100 – Introductory Statistics

Although we do not have tutors regularly available for higher level math courses, we will always make an effort to answer the questions of any UTC student who comes to us for help.

If you feel you need to work with a tutor on a one-on-one basis, you can contact the Center for College and Student Success regarding their tutoring services. The center is located in the library in room 335 and their phone number is 423-425-2653.

 


Location and Hoursmath plaza

We are located at:

200 Maclellan Gym

Computer Lab & Math Tutoring

Math Plaza Phone: 423-425-5697

Academic Year (Fall and Spring Semesters)

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday & Sunday

9:00 AM-5:00 PM

9:00 AM-5:00 PM

9:00 AM-5:00 PM

9:00 AM-5:00 PM

9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Closed

Finals Week (Fall and Spring Semesters)

Tuesday (Reading Day)

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday & Sunday

Monday & Tuesday

9:00 AM-7:00 PM

9:00 AM-7:00 PM

9:00 AM-7:00 PM

9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Closed

9:00AM-5:00PM

Summer Hours (Summer I and II)

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday & Sunday

10:00AM-2:00PM

10:00AM-2:00PM

10:00AM-2:00PM

10:00AM-2:00PM

10:00AM-2:00PM

Closed

NOTE: These hours are subject to change (exam week, breaks, etc.). When classes are in session, the Math Plaza will be open these days/hours.


How to get the most from your Plaza visits

  1. Try some problems first. Make sure you have read your class notes and attempted some homework problems before coming to the Plaza for help.
  2. Come prepared. Make sure you bring all course materials to the Plaza when you come for help. This includes all class notes AND your textbook.
  3. Come with specific questions or topics in mind. You will have better results if you can say, “I need help with this problem. Here is what I did, but I keep getting the incorrect answer,” or “Here are my notes from class, I don’t understand how my professor got from this step to that step.”
  4. Come in more than 48 hours before your next test. The Math Plaza gets busy the couple days before an exam is given. You may have a longer wait if you come in at the last second for help.
  5. Come in on a regular basis. Come in and ask questions regularly over material that you are confused on in class or on the homework. Stay caught up in class!
  6. Attend class regularly. A tutor cannot teach you everything your professor has covered in the previous 4 weeks of class in a few minutes. The Plaza serves as an adjunct to math courses and is not a replacement for the material presented by your instructor.

math plazaWhat do I do when I go in?

Have a seat at any available computer terminal and get all of your course materials out.

Raise your flag when you have a question.

Be courteous to those around you.

Turn cell phones to silent and hold phone conversations outside the Math Plaza.

Be patient when the Math Plaza is busy. A tutor will be with you as quickly as possible.

Do your own work. Tutors are here to help you, not to do your homework for you.


Outside Resources/Math Tools

Khan Academy

Education Portal