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Math Department

Math Clinic

Math Clinic in brief

The Math Clinic is a traditional math tutoring center, where students who have done well in undergraduate level math courses in the past serve as tutors to assist their fellow students with homework problems, projects, and preparing for quizzes or exams. Student tutors are very friendly and helpful and will, on occasion, attempt to help students with general math questions in non-mathematics classes, but this is not the tutors’ primary purpose or expertise. Tutors will not help with take-home exams and other forms of assessments that must be completed by the individual student. There is no one-on-one tutoring in the Mathematics Clinic. However, if such tutoring is needed, students are directed to the Tutoring Resource Center.

The Math Clinic works on a first-come, first-served, walk-in basis; appointments cannot be made. The Math Clinic generally opens beginning the second week of classes through final exams. The Math Clinic is closed whenever the university is closed for any reason. On the second week of each semester and right before final exams week, a detailed schedule is made available that lists the hours the tutors work and what they are willing and able to tutor. The schedule is sent to all student wcsu email accounts, posted on the clinic’s website, and announced in the WOW email. (Detailed Clinic Schedule PDF)

Hours for Spring 2021 (Starting February 8, 2021):

  • Monday through Thursday 9 am to 6 pm

  • Friday 9 am to 2 pm

Students often choose to work on their math work in the Math Clinic “just in case” they have a question. Computers are available for them to work on their mathematical labs and projects.

The Math Clinic is located in Higgins Hall 108. Dr. Stavros Christofi, (203) 837-9351, christofis@wcsu.edu, serves as its director.

The Math Clinic is not to be confused with the Math Emporium. The Math Emporium is an interactive computer-equipped tutorial learning center that enables a new way of teaching/learning the remedial math courses MAT 100 and 100P ONLY. It combines software-based learning, some traditional lecture instruction, and one-on-one tutoring, with faculty and teaching assistants available to assist students. The platform currently used in the Emporium is McGraw Hill’s ALEKS, which is a Web-based, artificial intelligence assessment and learning system.The Math Emporium is located in Higgins Hall 122/123. Tom Grant, (203) 837-9370, granttt@wcsu.edu serves as its coordinator.


Gab and Grow – Are you confused by Math in general, or having a hard time knowing the difference between the Math Clinic and the Math Emporium? If so, this is the episode for you. Spend a few minutes with us as we explain it all in a way that will make sense to you!