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About Math and Science Services

MASS Program Mission Statement:

The purpose of Math and Science Services (MASS) is to provide academic resources to inspire, challenge, and empower currently-enrolled UNI students to achieve academic success in their math and science courses.  Specifically, MASS seeks to assist currently-enrolled UNI students who are taking mathematics and science courses by providing sound academic tutoring using knowledgeable staff and creating a welcoming student-centered atmosphere.

What is it?

MASS serves as an academic resource to bridge the learning gap that exists between the classroom and the dorm room. Tutors are trained, certified peers who have experienced and overcome the academic challenges associated with mathematics and science courses. Students can walk-in or make an appointment to review for an exam, ask questions on how to approach preparing and studying for an exam/class, discuss confusing concepts, complete homework, meet with a study group, or study in a quiet setting. We also provide workshops to help you become better learners of mathematics and science. Register for workshops by clicking "ALC Workshops and Registration" on the right. 

    Why does it work?

    Tutors serve as a bridge between the classroom and the learning needs of the student. The inquiry or questioning approach helps to improve students' understanding of concepts and empowers students to evaluate their learning process. Tutors facilitate the learning process using the learning styles of the students and encourage students to take an active, self-directed role in their own learning. Students obtain immediate feedback and are able to evaluate their own understanding and progress before moving through the various concepts and problems or going to the next class session.

    How does it work?

    MASS works in concert with UNI math and science faculty and in partnership with the Mathematics Department; the College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences; and affiliates of the Academic Learning Center to provide the following resources:

    • Math and science preparedness consultations
    • Supplemental Instruction (SI) for specific courses
    • Calculator loan program
    • Walk-in, one-on-one tutoring and study skills assistance
    • Tutoring by appointment
    • Test preparation
    • Study groups
    • GRE preparation courses
    • Workshops
      • Succeeding in Science—Designed to teach students how to better learn and understand science content
      • Succeeding in Math—Designed to teach students the skills needed to become better learners of mathematics