At your Fingertips: Mathematics Assistance Center
Denise LeGrand provides an overview of the Mathematics Assistance Center (MAC).
If you are a student preparing for a math test or need tutoring to improve an overall grade, the UA Little Rock Mathematics Assistance Center (MAC) may be able to help. Located in rooms 409 and 478 of the Engineering Technology Applied Sciences (ETAS) building, the MAC is a place for students to study, do homework, or receive help from one of the tutors on staff.
In the past, the MAC has primarily offered students face-to-face assistance. However, after a trial run during the fall 2019 semester, the MAC now offers online assistance to students as well.
“We just started that this semester,” said Denise LeGrand, MAC Coordinator. “If students go to Blackboard and search for the ‘math assistance’ organization, they can go in there and we [assist] through Collaborate.”
While an appointment is not necessary for on-campus assistance, LeGrand suggests online students make an appointment to give tutors a “heads-up” on the problem they are needing help with.
Tutoring is available for all online college math courses, according to LeGrand. The appointment form and hours of availability can be found on the MAC website.
Students who may have a difficult time explaining a particular math problem online can simply take photos or screenshot the problem and upload it along with the appointment form, according to LeGrand.
Another resource offered by the MAC is a website that allows students to take practice exams, download study guides, or work on a specific skill.
“We have a website we use called Edready which lets students review college math courses and take practice tests, and that’s all free for students,” LeGrand said.
For more information on the UA Little Rock MAC go to https://ualr.edu/mathematics/home/mathlab/ or call (501) 371-7667.