Tutoring Resources

Math Resources

Across campus and across disciplines, there is a growing awareness of the vital role quantitative literacy plays in student success. The ability to reason with quantitative information is viewed as crucial to becoming a successful student and citizen. At the The University of Montana, we are committed to helping students succeed in math at every level. We offer free, drop-in math tutoring for any student taking developmental and 100-level math courses. Both math@mansfield  are equipped with and the Math Learning Center offer a plentiful supply of what some tutors call “non-digital laptop communication devices” – which is high-tech language for a lap-size whiteboard with a marker attached.  In the past, even with encouragement from the tutors, most students were reluctant to get out of their chair to work at the big whiteboards on the walls. Now, with a scattering of personal whiteboards lying about, students can work out a problem where they are, and it’s easier for the tutor to add a bit of help or point out a misstep when needed.

math@mansfield Tutoring Center

Students in developmental and non-calculus track mathematics courses receive assistance at the math@mansfield Tutoring Center site from tutors specifically trained in probability, statistics, introductory algebra and elementary education mathematics.  The math@mansfield Tutoring Center is located on the third (main) level of the Mansfield Library.

Courses:

  • M 065: Prealgebra
  • M 090: Introductory Algebra
  • M 095: Intermediate Algebra
  • M 105: Contemporary Mathematics
  • M 115: Probability and Linear Math
  • M 132: Numbers & Ops for K-8 Teachers
  • M 133: Geom & Meas for K-8 Teachers

Hours:

To view the most current math@mansfield tutoring schedule, please visit http://hs.umt.edu/math/undergraduate/all-students/free-tutoring.php.

The Math Learning Center

Students taking courses on the calculus track can find help at The Math Learning Center, located in the basement of the Math Building.

Courses:

  • M 121: College Algebra
  • M 122: College Trigonometry
  • M 151: Precalculus
  • M 162: Applied Calculus
  • M 171: Calculus I
  • M 172: Calculus II

Hours:

To view the current Math Learning Center tutoring schedule, please visit http://hs.umt.edu/math/undergraduate/all-students/free-tutoring.php.

Study Jam

Study Jam focuses on providing group study opportunities and tutoring for students in high enrollment courses, many of which require quantitative skills. The study tables operate two nights a week, Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm. in the UC Commons, offering support for students in the following courses:

  • Accounting
    • ACTG 201: Principles of Financial Accounting
    • ACTG 202: Principles of Managerial Accounting
  • Anatomy & Physiology
    • BIOH 112: Human Form and Function I
    • BIOH 113: Human Form and Function II
    • BIOH 201N: Human Anatomy & Physiology
    • BIOH 211N: Anatomy & Physiology II
    • BIOH 365: Human AP I for Health Professions
    • BIOH 370: Human AP II for Health Professions
  • Biology
    • BIOB 101N: Discover Biology
    • BIOB 160N: Principles of Living Systems
    • BIOB 170N: Princpls Biological Diversity
    • BIOB 260: Cellular and Molecular Biology
    • BCH 110: Intro Biology for Biochemists
  • Business Finance
    • BFIN 322: Business Finance
  • Business Management Information Systems
    • BMIS 270: MIS Foundations for Business
    • BMIS 365: Business App Development
    • BMIS 372: Information Infrastructures
    • BMIS 373: Business System Analy & Design
  • Chemistry
    • CHMY 104: Preparation for Chemistry
    • CHMY 121N: Intro to General Chemistry
    • CHMY 123: Intro to Organic Biochem
    • CHMY 141N: College Chemistry I
    • CHMY 143N College Chemistry II
  • Economics
    • ECNS 201S: Principles of Microeconomics
  • Spanish
    • SPNS 101: Elementary Spanish I
    • SPNS 102: Elementary Spanish II
    • SPNS 201: Intermediate Spanish I
    • SPNS 202: Intermediate Spanish II
  • Statistics
  • Physics
    • PHSX 205N: College Physics I
    • PHSX 215N: Fund of Physics w/Calc I
    • PHSX 217N: Fund of Physics w/Calc II

Contact Information

Shannon Janssen / Associate Director, Office for Student Success / shannon1.janssen@umontana.edu

Alaina Strehlow / Study Jam Graduate Coordinator / alaina.strehlow@umontana.edu

The Writing Center

The Writing Center offers free, one-to-one tutoring and workshops to UM students seeking to become more effective writers.  The Writing Center helps students as they plan, execute, revise and edit pieces of writing for any course in any discipline.  Tutoring sessions are available by appointment in Lommasson 271 and on a drop-in basis in the Mansfield Library and on the Missoula College campus.

Writing Center Hours in Lommasson 271:

The Writing Center offers tutoring Sunday through Friday. Please visit our website for current tutoring hours: www.umt.edu/writingcenter.

How to Make an Appointment:

Contact:

Visit Lommasson 271, call (406) 243-2266, or send an email to growl@mso.umt.edu.

TRiO Student Support Services Tutoring

TRiO primarily provides math tutoring in addition to several other course areas based upon our tutors' expertise.  If you meet the eligibility for TRiO services (first in family to attend college; low-income or receiving a Pell grant; or, documented disability), you may receive FREE tutoring services from TRiO!  Visit Lommasson 154 or http://www.umt.edu/triosss/Services/tutoring.php for more information.

Missoula College Tutoring

The Learning Center (LC) on the Missoula College campus offers a variety of services to enhance students' academic success. Students can receive tutoring in math, writing and numerous other subjects. Skills assessments, accommodated test services and make-up testing are also offered at the LC. Working with the Retention Director, students can develop study skills, participate in academic coaching and other student support activities, as well as accomplish reinstatement plan activities. For information about these services, contact the LC at 243-7826 or the Retention Director at 243-7878, or visit the LC web site at http://mc.umt.edu/learning-center/default.php.

Missoula College students are also welcome and encouraged to use any tutoring service that is offered on the Mountain Campus.