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Math CATS (Computer & Tutoring Service)

Math CATS is online only for Fall 2020

Due to the continued concerns surrounding COVID-19, and the office hour guidelines in the Roadmap to Return, Math CATS will continue to remain in an online format for Fall 2020 semester.

There are two ways to get help.  We have a drop in service and, beginning this semester, we are also offering tutoring by appointment.


If you have questions, or problems logging onto a tutoring session email:
mathcats@txstate.edu

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 Drop-in tutoring & CalCentral office hours

To join the online Math CATS drop in tutoring session or to meet with your lab instructor during their office hours click on the button below.

10 am - 6 pm     Monday - Friday
Appointment    Saturday & Sunday

What to expect:

  • Register to join:
    • Name
    • Texas State email address
    • Math class course number or name
  • You will immediately receive a link to join a Zoom session where you will be met by a host tutor and assigned to a study room.
  • When you have a question or need the assistance of a tutor click the 'Ask for Help' button located at the bottom of your screen in the Zoom menu bar and a tutor will join you.
    • response time will vary depending on tutor availability and number of clients but we will be with you as soon as possible

Tutoring by appointment

To schedule an appointment for online tutoring click the button below.
Appointment hours are available all hours of the day (and night).

 

What to expect:

  • Select the course you are enrolled in.
  • Select:
    • Date
    • Time
    • Tutor (if you have a preference)
  • Provide your name and Texas State email address
  • Provide your instructors name and what you are working on.
  • You will immediately receive an email with a Teams link to join the tutoring session during your scheduled appointment time.
  • You will also receive a reminder email a day before, and 30 minutes before your session.

We have tutors and graduate students who are available to help you during our operating hours.  Most math classes have tutors at any time that will be available to help but there are some classes that have tutors who specialize in the subject matter.  We recommend that you make an appointment for those classes.


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Welcome!  Texas State University Math CATS, sponsored by the Department of Mathematics, provides free drop-in math tutoring in a personalized atmosphere.  Our goal is to provide students with academic support in a comfortable learning environment.  Come in to receive individualized help, to form study groups and to build friendships. In addition to the tutoring service, we have computers available for individual mathematics work, general research and school use.

The computers are connected to our university network and are accessible to all students, faculty and staff.   The available software applications include but are not limited to: Microsoft Office, Firefox, Mathematica, JMP, SPSS, MatLab, R/R Studio, Geogebra and LaTeX.

Contact:  512.245.2074
E-Mail:  Math CATS Coordinator


Mission Statement:

The mission of Math CATS is to support academic growth by increasing skill competence, raising achievement in math coursework, instilling confidence in students' mathematical abilities, and developing an appreciation for mathematics that goes beyond the classroom.

MathCATS Org Chart (PDF, 159 KB)

Our Tutors:

Our student tutors have met departmental qualifications and earned a high recommendation from their college instructor(s), are enrolled at Texas State as a full time student and maintain high grades in their own classes. Some tutors are qualified to tutor additional science and engineering courses. Refer to the Tutor Schedule posted above the sign-in sheet as well as their tutoring profiles on the bulletin board in Derrick 238.
Tutors will assist you in your homework and understanding of the material but will not do your homework for you. You are responsible for being proactive in your learning.

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General Policies:

  • Bring your own calculator to the tutoring session. There are a few calculators that can be checked out from us and require you to leave your student ID. A hold will be placed on your account if you do not return the calculator within 48 hours.
  • Be considerate of others. Persons disrupting the educational environment of Math CATS will be asked to leave.
  • No open beverages are allowed near computers in Math CATS.
  • No food is allowed in Math CATS.
  • Computers and printers are for academic purposes only.
  • Turn off cell phone ringers and take your cell phone conversations outside.
  • Group study is welcomed and encouraged (please keep noise level down).