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.  Since fall 2021, we have also offered one-on-one tutoring, when needed. The first time a student needs such service they should contact the Math Clinic Director at least 72 hours in advance.

The Math Clinic works on a first-come, first-served, walk-in basis; appointments are not needed. 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 2023 (Starting Wednesday, January 18, 2023):

  • Monday         09:00 am to 05:30 pm,
  • Tuesday         09:00 am to 05:00 pm,
  • Wednesday   09:00 am to 05:00 pm,
  • Thursday        09:00 am to 06:00 pm,
  • Friday              09:00 am to 02:00 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, has served as its Director since Spring 2014. Dr. Xiaodi Wang, (203) 837-9355, WangX@wcsu.edu, will be serving in his place for spring 2023, while Dr. Christofi is on a sabbatical leave.

The Math Clinic is not to be confused with the Math Emporium located in Higgins Hall 122/123. The Math Emporium is an interactive, computer-equipped tutorial learning center, where WCSU’s developmental math courses MAT 100 and 100P are currently taught. 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. Students taking classes in the Math Emporium may ask for help from their course instructor and teaching assistants, the Math Emporium Coordinator, and the math clinic tutors. Tom Grant, (203) 837-9370, granttt@wcsu.edu serves as the Math Emporium Coordinator. For more information, please refer to https://www.wcsu.edu/math/math-emporium/

Podcast

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!