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Quantitative Academic Support

The Quantitative Academic Support program provides drop-in and one-on-one tutoring to American University students in Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, and Physics. Tutors help students learn course concepts, develop study strategies, complete assignments, and study for exams.

All services begin the third week of the semester and end the last day of classes (schedules are posted during the second week of classes). All tutoring is free.

Drop-In Tutoring

The Math/Stat Tutoring Lab
Don Myers Building, room 103

Helps students from any course (in any department) covering concepts through Calculus II and Intermediate Statistics.

Fall and Spring Semester hours:
Monday – Thursday: 11 am – 8 pm
Friday: 11 am – 3 pm
Sunday: 3 pm – 8 pm

Summer Hours:
Tuesday & Wednesday: 2 pm – 5 pm
Thursday: 1 pm – 5 pm

Computer Science Drop-in Hours
Don Myers Building, room 207

Supports CSC 121, 280, & 281

Fall and Spring Semester hours:
Monday: 4 pm - 6 pm
Tuesday: 6 pm – 8 pm
Wednesday: 3 pm – 5 pm
Thursday: 12 pm – 1 pm

Physics Drop-in Hours
Don Myers Building, room 207

Supports PHYS 100, 105, 110, 200, 205, & 210.

Fall and Spring Semester hours:
Wednesday: 11 am - 2 pm and 6 pm - 8 pm

Statistical Software Support
Bender Library, collaborative workroom 7

Assists undergraduate students using and interpreting results from software such as R, Stata, SPSS, SAS, Excel, and StatCrunch. For help understanding statistical concepts, visit the Math/Stat Lab instead. Graduate students (with the exception of Statistics graduate students) must seek help from alternate sources (e.g. the course instructor or CTRL).

Fall and Spring Semester hours:
Monday: 11 am - 12 pm and 5 pm - 8 pm
Tuesday: 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Wednesday: 11 am – 4 pm
Thursday: 12 pm – 8 pm

One-on-One Tutoring

45-minute one-on-one appointments can be scheduled at american.mywconline.net (choose Quant Support). You must schedule appointments at least three days in advance, and you may not schedule more than two appointments per week. Appointments are usually available for the following courses:

  • MATH 125-222
  • STAT 160-302
  • CSC 121, 280, & 281
  • PHYS 100, 105, 110, 200, 205, & 210

Expectations for Students

  • Bring all necessary materials with you: paper, pencil, textbook, calculator, charger, etc.
  • Do not bring take-home exams to tutors. 
  • Tutoring is not an alternative to attending class. Tutors will not lecture the material for you. If you miss a class, go to your professor’s office hours.
  • Read and attempt all problems before seeking help from tutors. Read relevant sections of the textbook, review class notes, and consider what strategies might be helpful in solving a given problem. Come up with specific questions for tutors.
  • You are responsible for completing your own work and making sure it is correct. Tutors will answer questions, clarify concepts and procedures, and give guidance when you are stuck, but they will not do your work for you. 
  • Tutors may not be able to answer all questions. See your professor for further guidance. (You are responsible for communicating with your professor; tutors will not email your professor for you or accompany you to office hours.)
  • Do not text or answer phone calls while tutors are helping you. 
  • Do not eat during a tutoring session.

Drop-in Services:

  • Sign in when you arrive and sign out when you leave.
  • When drop-in services are busy, you may have to wait to be helped. Try to make progress on your own in the meantime.
  • Explore drop-in hours to find a time that works best for you. Some days and times are busier than others, so try different times of the week to find a quiet time that fits your schedule.

 

 

Contact Information

quantsupport@american.edu
202-885-3154

If you are interested in becoming a tutor, email quantsupport@american.edu.