Never Fear! The Math Student Success Center is Here!

A whiteboard from the Math Center. More helpful tools from the center.
A whiteboard from the Math Center. More helpful tools from the center.

Liz Lipumano

Marlene Hernandez

Yolanda Mendiola

Eng. 101-012

The Student Success Center sign right outside.
The Student Success Center sign right outside.

Did you know that math might be a struggle for many people? Some might have the natural talent to understand it just like that. But most people who struggle with math might be afraid to get help. That’s where this place comes into play. It’s the help of the Math Student Success Center at AWC. It’s a wonderful place for students to receive help and feel at ease at the same time.

This is the Math Side of the student success center.
This is the Math Side of the student success center.

The Math Center is located in the new Success Center Building (SC) which is on the North end of the AWC main campus behind the CTE Building and the LA Building and west of the Gym.  If you come in through the main entrance, the math center will be on your left hand side. If you are coming from the north end of the parking lot, the math center will be on your right hand side. There is a computer you must sign in with either your student identification or number. The front desk assistant is available to point you in the right direction to tutors that have the right tools. The Math Center does not require you to make an appointment. They are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, closed on Saturday, and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday.

The helpful books in the Math Center
Math and Science books

According to Malia, who is one of the math tutors and a current student attending NAU, shares that there are many ways to utilize the Math Center. She doesn’t hesitate to explain. “First, you can use the computers for any type of school work. You can also sit in on one of the tables provided for tutoring or studying.  There are private studying rooms that can be reserved for group study sessions or group projects. We also provide one on one tutoring outside, but you would have to pay us and discuss the payment per hour. This would have to be arranged at the front desk.” Some people cannot afford the one on one tutoring so they can take advantage of using the math center. People who can’t drive to the center can arrange payments for the one on one tutoring outside of the center. All of the tutors are friendly and helpful for any questions related to math or science.  There is a section of math and chemistry books that you can borrow for an unlimited amount  time as long as you are in the math center. The bookshelf will be located across from the front desk.

Helpful computers in the math center.
Helpful computers in the math center.
They have these instructions on how to get help from a tutor on the tables in the center.
They have these instructions on how to get help from a tutor on the tables in the center.

The math center carries different types of tutors in the math center. Every tutor has a different ethnic background coming from places like Mexico, China, and Vietnam. Some tutors hold degrees, while others are still AWC students. Not only do they tutor math but they offer services to those who need help in science. It is always easy to find a tutor that you can learn from, but also feel comfortable with. If you cannot come to the tutoring center they offer online tutoring. Make sure you request help from the front desk ahead of time to receive online tutoring. That is the only way to register the online tutoring. The math center at AWC does not require any fees or payments to use their services.  The off-site AWC tutoring can be offered at Wellton, San Luis, and Somerto.

A sign in the center that states no food or drink except water.
A sign in the center that states no food or drink except water.

“The math center helped me maintain my B average for my math 151 class. Any question I had, the tutors were able to help me to find the answer right away. I am blessed to have found this place. Plus it is free.” Matoya said. She was one of those students you can tell that felt relieved just by looking at her body language. James, who is a current student, commented, “I love the math center because every tutor is friendly to me and make me feel like I don’t have to walk on eggshells to ask for help. I also love the fact that if the tutors can’t answer your question, they will help find the answer for you. One thing I am not happy about is if the place is busy, I have to wait for a tutor. And the fact I can’t have a snack to eat is absurd. It is simply unfair.” Students should be able to have a snack while they are in the math center. They are adults and are mature enough to make sure they can clean up after themselves.

A group study room located to the side of the math center.
A group study room located to the side of the math center.

The best thing about using the math student success center is that it is free and no appointment is necessary. In our investigation about the math student success center, we came across that we can receive free tutoring because if we compare to other tutoring centers we save a lot of money. For example, the Kumon Math center offers tutoring after school for the cost of $80.00 up to $100.00 for a single subject. The Sylvan Learning Center requires a monthly payment that can vary in price depending on how many subjects you need tutoring for.

If you need more information or have any questions about the math student success center at AWC, you can visit the math center web page or the Student Success Center

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31 thoughts on “Never Fear! The Math Student Success Center is Here!

      1. One question that came to mind while I was reading it is, If I was a student preparing for my midterm, with a pretty flexible schedule, when would be the best time to go to the math center? in order to avoid having to wait for a tutor.

  1. Great job! I like the placement of all the pictures and the videos, it separates all the text pretty well! I think this would have been even better if you had added a small map to go with your directions to the Math Center.

  2. First off, great title! It was cute and caught my interest. I think you did a really good job on the layout of the entire blog. I like that you added so many pictures. You guys covered a lot. I think it would have been extra super helpful if you had maybe posted the sheet of classes and tutors that the interviewee showed in the video.

  3. Patricia Meza

    I enjoyed reading this blog, the title invited to keep reading more.But what about San Luis writing center, they also have math tutorial available,what is their schedule?

  4. Kyle Davis

    Good use of pictures and video throughout, but the first picture looks like confusing mathematics and makes the place initially seem intimidating.

  5. Pedro Rangel

    I firmly agree, the math center has help me greatly. Other then a few spelling errors and the abuse of the word “tutoring” the blog was excellent.

  6. Spenser Clark

    Seeing that I hate math, this hit close to home and I think you did a good job of explaining the opportunities it provides as well! I think organization wise you could have moved a couple things around or even labeled sections so it flowed progressively a little more. But the directions, pictures, and interview really helped in finding and seeing exactly what it has to offer.! Great Job!

  7. Carlos Garcia

    I enjoyed this blog, it was really informative, and I really liked the visuals, I have never been there, so thank you for that, and is there something else you would like to learn about it?

  8. Bianka Figueroa

    I love this blog because it has a lot of great information and the pictures makes it really easy for me to understand. You did a great job at adding student input but I am wondering how the tutors feel about helping students and going out and tutoring one on one.

  9. Brie Ann Lute

    There is a lot of great information in this blog! you guys did a great job. Making bullet points might make it a little bit easier to read.

  10. Gina Miller

    I like all the pictures and the interview video. You had a lot of information on your post I do not see anything that need to be corrected. Great job! 🙂

  11. Bili Escobar

    Good job on your video! Definitely helped a lot, as well as the other interviews added. Your introduction was a little confusing, you could try livening in up a little more. The mood was a little dull for me but you guys did a great job at being informative! I know what to expect now in the math center 🙂

  12. Nehemias Pascual

    Great blog! very informative. i hope you guys should have added a picture of what it looks like from the inside. That way we can see what it really looks like and how big the place is.

  13. Honestly I disagree with the food opinion, because I AM ALWAYS cleaning up after others when I’m eating lunch in the cafeteria, and plus if you have an accident like spilling something you wouldn’t want it to get on the equipment. Anyways this post was super informative, well balanced, and has a bunch of great pictures. I don’t have much to say about improvement except maybe changing the layout a bit may make it easier to read. Overall great post.

  14. Nolan Nady

    “The math center helped me maintain my B average for my math 151 class. Any question I had, the tutors were able to help me to find the answer right away. I am blessed to have found this place. Plus it is free.”

    i cant agree more. they helped me get a B in my 151 class!!\

    your text is in 2 giant blobs. very hard to read

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