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.
- 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
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.
- M 121: College Algebra
- M 122: College Trigonometry
- M 151: Precalculus
- M 162: Applied Calculus
- M 171: Calculus I
- M 172: Calculus II
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 & 202
- Anatomy & Physiology (BIOH) 112, 113, 201N, 211N, 365 & 370
- Biology (BIOB) 160, 170 & 260
- Business Finance (BFIN) 322
- Business Management Information Systems (BMIS) 270, 365, 372 & 373
- Chemistry (CHMY) 121, 123, 141 & 143
- Economics (ECNS) 101S, 201S, 202S
- Spanish (SPNS) 101, 102, 201 & 202
- Statistics (STAT) 216
- Physics (PHSX) 205, 207, 215 & 217
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 Liberal Arts 144 and on a drop-in basis in the Mansfield Library and on the Missoula College campus.
Writing Center Hours in LA 144:
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:
- To make a face-to-face appointment, visit www.umt.edu/writingcenter. From here, you can login to our online scheduling system.
- For students enrolled in online courses, online by-appointment tutoring is available. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an online appointment.
Visit LA 144, call (406) 243-2266, or send an email to email@example.com.
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.
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, writng and numerours other subjects. Skills assessments, accomodated test services and make-up testing are also offered at the LC. Working with the Retention Director, students can develop study skills, particpate 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.