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The Type of Service We Provide

The Math Center provides free support for learning mathematics and statistics at Metropolitan State University. Students can come to the Math Center for group work, individual practice and tutoring assistance. Tutors are available to work with individuals and groups during drop-in hours.

Our math tutors help students:

  • Cultivate a positive internal dialogue and discuss strategies to overcome “math anxiety”
  • Develop technical skills through modeling the process
  • Navigate conceptual difficulties
  • Practice study skills specific to mathematics

Our math tutors refrain from:

  • Completing student work
  • Providing primary instruction

The goal of our math tutors is to help students become independent and responsible for their learning. We want students and instructors to have confidence that the work students submit after visiting the Math Center arises from their own efforts and reflects their own understanding of the material.

  • Appointments are available for individual help with specific questions. We prefer that you make appointments at least 24 hours in advance if possible
  • Whereas we offer appointment tutoring for all math courses, we offer drop-in tutoring only for the following math courses: MATH-098, MATH-102, MATH-110, MATH-115, MATH-120, MATH-210, MATH-211, MATH-215, and STAT-201. An appointment is required for tutoring in any other math course not on this list
  • Handouts for the TI-83 or TI-83-Plus graphing calculator and other topics for math and statistics courses are available on-line and in the Math Center
  • We allow students a maximum of one math tutorial per course per day

We offer assistance in mathematics and statistic-based courses. Tutoring in economics, finance, and accounting is presently handled through the College of Management. For additional information on these services, call 612-659-7269.

Location and Contact Information

Appointment Tutoring: Appointments for one-on-one tutoring occur at our St. Paul campus location (within the Center for Academic Excellence on the main floor of the library building, room 130).

To schedule an appointment, please choose from the following options:

  1. Give us a call during business hours! A member of our talented front-desk staff would be happy to assist you in registering and scheduling an appointment over the phone. Our number is 651-793-1460.
  2. Send us an email! You may also send appointment requests to: centerfolk@metrostate.edu. Please provide: your name, StarID, course number, course name, instructor name, and desired appointment time(s).
  3. Schedule your own tutoring appointment, day or night! You can schedule a 50-minute face-to-face appointment by pointing your browser to https://metrostate.mywconline.net

The first time you visit this online scheduling system, you will register an account for services. Once registered, you will be able to schedule, modify, and cancel your appointments easily.

Please download our CAE guide to online scheduling for tutorials to walk you through the registration and scheduling process, and let us know if we can help you through it!

Drop-in Tutoring: Students do not need to schedule an appointment for drop-in tutoring. Our math tutors hold drop-in hours at our Midway campus location (on the lower level, room I).

General Information

If you have a tutoring question, please be advised that we cannot answer math or statistics questions via email. It is best if you come into the Math Center during our scheduled hours.

Accommodations for people with disabilities may be requested by calling Disability Services at 651-793-1540 (voice) or 651-772-7687 (TTY/TDD) or by emailing disability.services@metrostate.edu

Disability related testing accommodations for testing services on the Saint Paul, Midway, or Minneapolis campuses may be obtained through the Disability Services office.

Placement assessment tests and graduate admissions assessments may be scheduled through the Placement Assessment office.


Math Center Schedules - Summer 2016

Open dates: May 9 - August 13 (Closed July 4)

The CAE is closed 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Daily

Saint Paul - SEC
Monday 2 pm –  8 pm Monday 2 pm –  6 pm
Tuesday 10 am – 6 pm Tuesday 10 am – 6 pm
Wednesday 10 am – 6 pm Wednesday 10 am – 6 pm
Thursday 10 am – 6 pm Thursday 10 am – 8 pm
Friday - Friday -
Saturday 10 am – 4 pm Saturday 10 am – 4 pm
Appointment availability:
Appointments are available on both a pre-scheduled and
walk-in basis; however, walk-in session availability is limited during busy times of the semester.

To pre-schedule an appointment, visit http://metrostate.mywconline.net/
No appointments needed,
drop-in tutorials are welcome
Room Number:
Room 122, Science Education Center
Room I (basement)
664 East 6th Street, St. Paul, MN 55106
1450 Energy Park Drive, St. Paul, MN 55108
(651) 793-1460
Email address:

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