Quantitative Reasoning Center

Our mission is to help improve the persistence and success of students in math courses ranging from Developmental Math to Calculus I using a holistic approach to tutorial sessions rather than a “quick fix – just give me the answer” session.  Tutors work with students to reinforce class concepts utilizing multiple learning strategies and applying study/note-taking skills and test-taking strategies.

All students are encouraged to utilize the Center where tutors facilitate the reinforcement of math and critical thinking concepts in a small-group setting.  Students become more confident in their learning and apply the reasoning skills to other courses.
 
Tutors are highly qualified; they have successfully taken the courses, been recommended by faculty, and meet the minimum GPA requirement.  Tutors attend training and professional development workshops throughout the semesters so as to improve and keep-abreast of tutoring best practices.

Students who attend tutorial sessions can expect:

  • Tutors to be prepared with engaging activities to reinforce the concepts.
  • To learn from your peers:  one-to-one or small groups.
  • To develop effective study skills strategies and to prepare for tests.

Students who attend tutorial sessions should:

  • Arrive at tutorial appointments on time.
  • Bring textbook, notebook, class notes, handouts, pen/pencil.
  • Come prepared: make a true attempt at assignments - read course material, outline topics, and highlight specific questions.
  • Have a positive attitude -  learn what to learn while learning how to learn

The next step: 

  • To schedule an appointment, click on the “Schedule An Appointment” link found on this page or stop by our Center, William C. Jason Library, Room 212.

OTHER QRC SPONSORED EVENTS

  • Study-Skills and Test-Taking Strategies Workshops
  • Socratic Seminars – informal discussions on various topics.