Mathematics Achievement Center (MAC) FAQ

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?
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 dalek@easternct.edu or 465-4589.

Where is the Mathematics Achievement Center and how do I contact them?
The MAC is located on the first floor of the J. E. Smith Library, Room 107. The MAC phone number is (860) 465-0383.

What services are offered in the Mathematics Achievement Center?
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)
  • Maple
  • Geometer’s Sketchpad
  • Minitab
  • SPSS

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

What are the hours of the Mathematics Achievement Center?

Monday9:00am - 9:00pm
Tuesday9:00am - 9:00pm
Wednesday9:00am - 9:00pm
Thursday9:00am - 9:00pm
Friday9:00am - 5:00pm
SaturdayCLOSED
Sunday2:00pm - 9:00pm

Who must go to the Mathematics Achievement Center?
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, 155P and MAT 155 Students:
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%.

You are required to complete the first 9 hours by the close of the MAC on Friday, October 17, 2014 and the remaining 9 hours by the closing of the MAC on Friday, December 5, 2014.

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!

Why should I go to the Mathematics Achievement Center?
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
  • Homework
  • Work through practice sheets
  • Review quizzes or test
  • Study skills, work on time management and lecture notes
  • Tutoring
  • Use of applicable textbooks

What happens when I show up at the Mathematics Achievement Center?
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.

Do I need an appointment?
Tutoring is available on a non-appointment basis.

Does the Mathematics Achievement Center offer one-on-one tutoring?
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.

Where should I go if I really need one-on-one tutoring?
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.

Who are the tutors, what are their schedules, and what specific courses do they cover?

Student TutorsTutor's ScheduleMath Courses Tutored
Ricky Buckland
Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday
11am - 1pm

3pm - 5pm

11am - 1pm

3pm - 5pm

10am - 1pm
098, 101, 101P, 101W, 130, 243, 244, 310, 340, 360, 380, 410, 420
James Chadic
Monday

Wednesday

Friday

Sunday
10am - 1pm

10am - 1pm

10am - 1pm

7pm - 9pm

098, 101, 101P, 101W, 135, 230, 243, 244, 310, 340
Lisa Ferrari
Monday

Wednesday

Thursday
6pm - 9pm

6pm - 9pm

6pm - 9pm
098, 101, 101P, 101W, 130, 135, 230, 243, 244
Stephanie Gionfriddo
Monday

Wednesday

6pm - 8pm

6pm - 8pm

098, 101, 101P, 101W, 135, 230, 243
Morgan Guimond
Tuesday

Wednesday





5pm - 6pm

4pm - 6pm





098, 101, 101P, 101W, 130, 243, 244





Molly Hankard
Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday
2pm - 4pm

2pm - 3pm

3pm - 4pm

4pm - 7pm
098, 101, 101P, 101W, 130, 135, 139, 230, 243, 244, 310, 315, 340, 372, 380
Quiana Johnson
Monday

Tuesday





1pm - 2pm

4pm - 6pm





098, 101, 101P, 101W, 130, 230, 243, 244





Alex Julian
Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Sunday
4pm -6pm

11am - 1pm

4pm -6pm

11am - 1pm

4pm - 5pm

4pm - 7pm
098, 101, 101P, 101W, 130, 135, 230, 243, 244, 310, 315, 340, 380
Ricky Magner
Tuesday

Sunday
6pm - 9pm

2pm - 4pm
098, 101, 101P, 101W, 135, 230, 243, 244, 310, 315, 340, 380, 400, 420, 421, 440, 450
Kim Mines
Wednesday

Friday
2pm - 3pm

2pm - 4pm

098, 101, 101P, 101W, 135, 135P
Ashley Pine
Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday
1pm - 4pm

2pm - 4pm

1pm - 3pm

2pm - 4pm
098, 101, 101P, 101W, 120, 130, 139,140, 230, 243, 244, 310, 315, 340
Anna Shannon
Monday

Wednesday

Friday



9am - 10am

9am - 10am

9am - 10am




098, 101, 101P, 101W, 130, 230, 243, 244, 380





Jason Stigers
Tuesday

Thursday
9am - 11am

9am - 11am
098, 101, 101P, 101W, 135, 216, 230, 243, 244, 380
University AssistantsUA's ScheduleMath Courses Tutored
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Math FacultyFaculty's ScheduleMath Courses Tutored
Mrs. Dale
Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday
11am-1:30pm

10am - 1pm

11am-1:30pm

098, 101, 101P, 101W,
135, 135P, 139, 216
Dr. Pete Johnson
FridayNoon - 1pm
098, 101, 101P, 101W, 130, 135, 139, 216, 230, 243, 244, 300, 310, 315, 340, 350, 360, 380
VolunteersVolunteer's ScheduleMath Courses Tutored

Is the Mathematics Achievement Center open during Make-up/Reading days and the week of final exams?
Yes, the Mathematics Achievement Center is open during Make-up/Reading days and the week of final exams.

MAC Hours Week of Final Exams:
Wednesday, December 11  from 9 am- 9 pm
Thursday, December 12  from 9 am- 9 pm
Friday, December 12 from 9 am – 5 pm

What if I have some feedback to give about the new Mathematics Achievement Center?
We welcome your input. Please contact the Department Chair person. Please indicate that you are providing feedback about the MAC.

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