Mathematics Achievement Center (MAC) FAQ
What is the Mathematics Achievement Center?
Where is the Mathematics Achievement Center and how do I contact them?
What services are offered in the Mathematics Achievement Center?
What are the hours of the Mathematics Achievement Center?
Who must go to the Mathematics Achievement Center?
Why should I go to the Mathematics Achievement Center?
What happens when I show up at the Mathematics Achievement Center?
Do I need an appointment?
Does the Mathematics Achievement Center offer one-on-one tutoring?
Where should I go if I really need one-on-one tutoring?
Who are the tutors, what are their schedules, and what specific courses do they cover?
Is the Mathematics Achievement Center open during Make-up/Reading days and the week of final exams?
What if I have some feedback to give about the new Mathematics Achievement Center?
What is the Mathematics Achievement Center? MAC Powerpoint Presentation
The Mathematics Achievement Center (MAC) is a free math tutoring service offered by the the Mathematics Department. The Director of the MAC is Mrs. Kathleen Dale. Mrs. Dale coordinates the student tutors, all of whom are selected for their math ability by the Mathematics Department faculty. All of the student tutors are also certified. Math faculty will also be staffing the MAC. You can contact Mrs. Dale at firstname.lastname@example.org or 465-4589.
The MAC is located on the first floor of the J. E. Smith Library, Room 107. The MAC phone number is (860) 465-0383.
The MAC is equipped with textbooks and software accommodating all courses for which the center will service.
The software includes:
- MyLab & Mastering (formerly MyMathLab/CourseCompass)
- Geometer’s Sketchpad
The Mathematics courses serviced by the MAC are:
- MAT 099 Algebra Essentials
- MAT 135P Math for Liberals Arts Plus
- MAT 139P Number Systems Plus
- MAT 155P Precalculus Mathematics Plus
- MAT 135 Mathematics For Liberal Arts
- MAT 155 Precalculus Mathematics
- MAT 216 Statistical Data Analysis
- MAT 230 Discrete Structures
- MAT 243 Calculus I with Technology
- MAT 244 Calculus II with Technology
- MAT 300 Abstract Algebra
- MAT 310 Applied Linear Algebra
- MAT 315 Applied Probability and Statistics
- MAT 340 Calculus III
- MAT 350 Numerical Analysis
- MAT 360 Topics in Math
- MAT 372 Advanced Mathematics for High School Teachers
- MAT 375 Mathematical Astronomy and Astrophysics
- MAT 380 Geometry
- MAT 420 Real Analysis I
- MAT 421 Real Analysis II
- MAT 450 Complex Variables
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All students enrolled in MAT 099, MAT 135P, MAT 155P and MAT 155 must go to the MAC. As stated on your course syllabus, MAC participation will be counted as 10% of your final course grade.
For MAT 099, 135P and MAT 155P Students (MAT 155 students ask your instructor):
Your grade will be based on the percentage of the required 18 hours that you complete. Note this is approximately one hour and thirty minutes per week, which is less than half of the time a student should be studying for a 4 credit course. For example, if you complete 16 hours then your MAC participation grade will be 16/18= 89%.
During the Fall 2016 semester you are required to complete the first 9 hours by the close of the MAC on Friday, October 14, 2016 and the remaining 9 hours by the closing of the MAC on Monday, December 5, 2016.
Note that your midterm grade calculation will be based on completing the first 9 hours in the MAC by the deadline mentioned above. Again, student hours will only be recorded when the MAC is officially open!
Note that students will receive credit for a maximum of 3 hours per day in the MAC. Students are welcome to stay as long as they wish, but they will only receive credit for 3 hours.
Students should be proactive in keeping track of their required MAC hours. To assist with this, download the form: MAC Student Personal Tracking Sheet.
As part of the Academic Services Center, the MAC is here to make your Eastern educational experience as successful and stress free as possible. While in the MAC, students may be engaged in the following activities:
- Take assessment tests
- Work with the TI-83/84/89 calculator
- Work with one of the previously mentioned software products on a computer
- Have a conference
- Work through practice sheets
- Review quizzes or test
- Study skills, work on time management and lecture notes
- Use of applicable textbooks
First, you need to bring your Eastern ID because you will need to scan in and out of the MAC. Secondly, you need to sign in and out on the login sheet in order to receive credit for the time spent in the MAC. You will only receive credit for your time when the MAC is open for business. You will not be credited with any time if you show up before the MAC is open.
Tutoring is available on a non-appointment basis.
The MAC does not guarantee that you will receive one-on-one tutoring. The volume of students in the MAC will determine whether tutoring occurs in small groups or individually.
You should make an appointment at Tutoring Services, also located in Library Room 108. Please note that when you arrive for that scheduled appointment, you will still need to scan in and out of the MAC and sign in and out on the login sheet if you are enrolled in MAT 099, MAT 135P, MAT 155P or MAT 155.
Yes, the Mathematics Achievement Center is open during Make-up/Reading days and the week of final exams.
MAC Hours Week of Final Exams:
9:00 am – 9:00 pm through Thursday, May 12, 2016.
We welcome your input. Please contact the Department Chair person. Please indicate that you are providing feedback about the MAC.