Math & Science Center FAQs

The Math & Science Center will offer drop-in remote tutoring using the Zoom platform for Fall 2021 as well as in-person, on-campus tutoring.  Please see the main webpage at www.sunydutchess.edu/mathcenter for more information.

Every student who comes to a tutoring session on campus must follow the COVID-19 Safety Protocols.

Please contact the director if you have any questions at (845) 431-8530 or email us at masc@sunydutchess.edu.

 

What is the Math & Science Center?

The Math & Science Center is a place to drop in and get help from tutors in your math or science course when it's convenient for you. Drop in tutoring is available both in person and remotely via Zoom.  You are also free to do your own work at one of our tables or computers, or to meet with a study group. Our computers have all of the required software for all DCC math, physics, chemistry, and computer science courses. We also have calculators and textbooks for use while in the center and a few calculators for students to borrow to take a test, once per semester.

Where is the Center?

The Center is in Washington.  There are 3 levels: Level 1 in W126 for CIS tutoring as well as appointments for some math courses, Level 2 in W224/226 for math and science, except Biology, and Level 3 in W324 for Biology.. 

How do I get help?

Just come to one of the levels when the center is open, sign in (with your ID or name), find a place to sit, then put up a sign that indicates which subject you want help with.

What kind of help do you offer?

We offer help on a drop-in basis.  We also have appointment based 1 on 1 tutoring in 100 level math courses and MAT094/098/099.

Is it free?

Yes, help from the tutors, use of the computers, and use of the printer and scanner are all free.

Do I need an appointment?

No, just come when it’s convenient for you! The Math & Science Center is also a good place to do your homework or study, even if you don’t require the help of a tutor.

Who are the tutors?

The tutors are DCC students who have been recommended by faculty as well as several professional tutors. 

What tutors do:

  • Help students begin homework and projects
  • Answer questions about how to approach problems
  • Encourage students to learn problem-solving techniques

What tutors don’t do:

  • Solve assigned problems
  • Check completed problems for errors
  • Sit with you as you complete an entire assignment
  • Act as personal tutors

When are you open?

Check our website for our current hours.

Is going to the Center the same as getting an individual tutor?

No, an individual tutor will devote an entire hour to helping you only. Our tutors help many students during the course of an hour.

When can I get help with my particular course?

Click on the “Hours help is available by course” link to find hours for drop-in tutoring or the Appointments link if you would like an appointment for select math courses.

May I use the printer?

Yes, the printer may be used for printing assignments (such as papers, graphs, presentations, etc.). If you wish to print a PowerPoint faculty lecture, guidelines which are posted in the lab must be followed.

Do you have textbooks?

Yes, textbooks and graphing calculators may be borrowed for use in the lab. TI-84 calculators may be borrowed for tests once a semester.

Why do I have to log in?

Logging in allows us to keep track of how many people use the lab and for which courses. Your individual information is not used by the Center.