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Overview of Programs

Our operations started in the Spring 2020 semester, when we established several initia support activities throughout campus. During the Summer 2020 sessions, we will only offer online support due to the COVID-19 outbreak. In the Fall 2020 semester, we expect to be housed in a permanent location and to offer a broader range of support.

What Programs and Services are offered?

 

The table below summarizes our services during Spring and Summer 2020. 

Tutoring Interactive Sessions

Online Help Sessions

  • Interactive Help
  • Get individual questions answered
  • Led by undergraduate tutors
  • No appointment necessary
  • Course-specific content

Tutoring by Appointment

  • Individual tutoring
  • 30 mins sessions
  • By appointment only 
  • Limited availability

   **  Pilot program during Summer 2020 **

Ask the Whiz!

  • This is an on-demand Help Desk 
  • Led by a Math Whiz who can answer (almost) any math question!
  • Offered on a first come, first served basis

 **  Pilot program during Summer 2020 **

Hands-On, Grades Up

  • Active learning sessions
  • Course-specific content
  • Led by undergraduate tutors

Reviews and Lectures

Online Week-In-Review

  • Course specific
  • Taught by faculty
  • Reviews material covered in the corresponding course during the prior week

Reboot Workshops

  • Focuses on topics as opposed to course-specific content
  • Topics are prerequisites for various courses

Below you will find more details about the services offered during Spring 2020.


Help and Tutoring


MLC Help Sessions

  • Help sessions open to all students,  dedicated to specific courses, take place throughout the day and in the evenings. They are staffed by well-trained and skilled tutors. 
  • You will be able to freely check-in with a student ID card reader and walk in and out at any point,  work in groups or individually, while assisted by the tutors. 
  • A full schedule and location of the sessions can be found in the MLC Help Sessions page.
 

Hands On, Grades Up

  • We will be piloting this program during the Spring 2020. Hands On, Grades Up  sessions consist of  active-learning structured activities dedicated to selected courses. Just as in athletic programs, the basic premise here is that to achieve success you need to learn by practicing exercises, discussing problems and unraveling the precise meaning of concepts and how they relate to the problems being solved and to applications.
 

Review Sessions

 

MLC Week-In-Review

  • The Week-in-Review  sessions are weekly lectures conducted by faculty members.
  • Each session gives a concise overview of the material covered in the corresponding course during the prior week. 
  • The WIRs help you to synthesize and assimilate the material taught in detail during class,  by providing an overview that places the content under the proper perspective. With the use of carefully selected material, instructors illustrate the concepts with meaningful examples and problem solutions. 
  • A full schedule and location of the sessions can be found in the MLC Week-in-Review pages.
 

Reboot Workshops

  • The Reboot Workshops are another pilot program launched in the Spring 2020.
  • Each workshop is centered on a particular topic, as opposed to being course-centered, and the same workshop may be offered more than once throughout the week. The topics will vary each week and will be tailored to different interests and levels. Examples may include:
    • A condensed review of Precalculus, for the freshmen taking a first calculus course.
    • A review of algebra and/or trigonometry for freshmen or any student interested in reviewing these topics.
    • A review of the fundamental theorem of calculus for students taking a second calculus course and needing to review key results from the first calculus course. 
    • A review of complex numbers and  complex variables for students taking upper level physics and engineering classes.
    • A review of matrices and matrix algebra. 
    • and many other topics.