Tutors: Math & Science Help (MASH) & Individual

Tutors are made up of upper-class students who have been particularly successful in their academic work. They help other students who are learning the material for the first time to understand the material and to meet instructors’ expectations. Their job is to help students to understand what they are learning in lecture and reading in textbooks, master new concepts, and put ideas into perspective. There are tutors that provide individual tutoring which are scheduled in advance for a set time and subject, and tutors that facilitate MASH which is group tutoring with no appointment needed.  All Tutors become certified through the College Reading & Learning Association. 

Math and Science Help (MASH) Program

MASH review sessions are offered for math, science, and computer science courses that are critical for student success. The MASH program has helped WPI students make the transition between high school learning patterns and the necessary habits and skills needed for college work.

In MASH sessions, you will meet with other students who are taking the same course. You can discuss any difficulties you are having understanding the material or a specific problem, talk about the class, compare notes, discuss assignments and lectures, as well as ask questions and improve your study skills. A tutor who has taken the course before and understands what you are experiencing guides each session.

During the first week of the term, tutors will introduce themselves to the class and announce when and where the MASH sessions will be held. You are encouraged to attend as many sessions during the term as you wish. Each session will be different as new material will have been covered and new questions posed. Bring your class material (texts, notes, and assignments) and your questions.

 

A TERM 2019 MASH SCHEDULE

MASH for A term begins on August 26 and runs through October 8. There will be no MASH on Monday, September 2.  On Thursday, September 5 MASH will follow a Monday schedule.

MASH Locations:

Before 5pm: Academic Resources Center (ARC), Daniels Hall

After 5pm: Exam Proctoring Center (EPC), Morgan Hall

MASH Courses & Times:

CH1010:  Mondays 5pm-6pm (EPC), Tuesdays 1pm-2pm (ARC), Wednesdays 4pm-5pm (ARC), Thursdays5pm-6pm (EPC), Fridays 1pm-2pm (ARC)

CS1004:  Mondays 7pm-8pm (EPC), Tuesdays 11am-12pm (ARC), Wednesdays 8pm-9pm (EPC), Thursdays 11am-12pm (ARC)

CS1101:  Mondays 11am-12pm (ARC), Tuesdays 2pm-3pm (ARC), Wednesdays 6pm-7pm (EPC), Thursdays 7pm-8pm (EPC)

MA1021:  Mondays 8pm-9pm (EPC), Tuesdays 7pm-8pm (EPC), Wednesdays 1pm-2pm (ARC), Thursdays 12pm-1pm (ARC), Fridays 12pm-1pm (ARC)

MA1022:  Mondays 3pm-4pm (ARC), Tuesdays 6pm-7pm (EPC), Wednesdays 5pm-6pm (EPC), Thursdays 3pm-4pm (ARC)

MA1023:  Mondays 2pm-3pm (ARC), Tuesdays 8pm-9pm (EPC), Wednesdays 7pm-8pm (EPC), Thursdays 2pm-3pm (ARC)

MA2051:  Mondays 1pm-2pm (ARC), Tuesdays 5pm-6pm (EPC), Wednesays 10am-11am (ARC), Thursdays 6pm-7pm (EPC)

PH1110:  Mondays 6pm-7pm (EPC), Tuesdays 12pm-1pm (ARC), Wednesdays 12pm-1pm (ARC), Thursdays 8pm-9pm (EPC), Fridays 11am-12pm (ARC)

Appointment Tutoring Program

Tutoring sessions, unlike MASH sessions, allows students to work one-on-one, or in a small group, with a tutor rather than in a group. Tutors are able to offer assistance in a wide range of courses, and do not concentrate on just one course.  For a list of courses that are offered for tutoring, please visit the Academic Resources Center Canvas page.  Individual tutoring is offered Mondays-Thursdays from 10am-9pm.  For additional support, please fill out our Inquiry Form with course information and availability.

Need to make an appointment?

Visit Tutortrac to sign up for a Math and Science Help (MASH) or tutoring appointment. Walk-ins are also welcome, but first priority will be given to students who sign up through Tutortrac.

NOTE: Students are able to make a maximum of 3 tutoring appointments per course, per week.