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Math Resource Center  CLB 212
Fall/Spring Hours
7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday
7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Friday
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Saturday
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Sunday
Summer Hours
7:00 a.m.  9:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday
Tutors:
There are approximately 275 hours of tutoring done each week, during the Fall and Spring Semesters. The number of tutors scheduled to work each day in the Math Resource Center is:
7 a.m.  8 a.m.  2 tutors  2 p.m.  3 p.m.  4 tutors 
8 a.m.  9 a.m.  3 tutors  3 p.m.  4 p.m.  4 tutors 
9 a.m.  10 a.m.  4 tutors  4 p.m.  5 p.m.  4 tutors 
10 a.m.  11 a.m.  56 tutors  5 p.m.  6 p.m.  4 tutors 
11 a.m.  12 p.m.  56 tutors  6 p.m.  7 p.m.  3 tutors 
12 p.m.  1 p.m.  5 tutors  7 p.m.  8 p.m.  2 tutors 
1 p.m.  2 p.m.  4 tutors  8 p.m.  9 p.m.  2 tutors 
The primary qualifications for MRC tutors are that they be high school graduates or the equivalent (a requirement for employment at JCCC) and that they have successfully completed Applied Calculus I, Engineering Calculus I, or Basic Statistics. Qualified applicants are interviewed by the MRC director. Each interview is typically one hour in length and includes time when the applicant is asked to explain six or seven math problems chosen by the supervisor. The math problems typically include one Fundamentals of Math problem, one or two Intermediate Algebra problems, two from College Algebra and two or three from Calculus I or Statistics. As the applicants work their way through and talk their way through the explanations, they are allowed to refer to math textbooks as necessary. It is vital that those individuals selected as tutors demonstrate a deep understanding of mathematics and that they be able to clearly explain mathematics at a variety of levels. They must also have an appreciation for the individuals they will work with and for maintaining the appropriate atmosphere of the MRC.
Tutorial assistance is available in the MRC on a dropin basis. No reservation of tutors occurs. This makes the students more responsible for their own learning, since they must form their questions carefully and be prepared to interact with the tutors for a fairly brief period of time.
Usage Information is collected regularly with the MRC electronic login system. In a typical fall or spring semester, the MRC is used by approximately 3100 individual students, for a total of approximately 32,000 hours of usage. There are 28 different courses taught in the Math Department at JCCC and students from all those different classes use the MRC. Other interesting and useful data on student usage of the MRC follows.
Courses Prior to College Algebra 
College Algebra, PreCalc, Trig and Discrete Math 
Basic Statistics 
Calculus and other 200 level courses 

Of the number of hours spent in the MRC, the percent from these courses is 
25% 
22% 
12% 
41% 
Of the number of individuals who use the MRC, the percent from these courses is 
46% 
28% 
10% 
16% 
Of all the students enrolled in math at JCCC, the percent of students enrolled in these math courses is 
56% 
24% 
6% 
14% 
Expenses:
The college has made a major commitment to the support of the Math Resource Center. Approximately $130,000 per year is spent on Tutors, Evening Weekend Coordinators, and the Evening Weekend Aide. Personnel include:
 A fulltime Professor/Director
 Six to eight Evening Weekend Coordinators who work Monday through Thursday evenings, Saturdays and Sundays, and other times the Director may be gone.
(Fall 2011 beginning pay rate is $17.93 per hour for the Weekend Evening Coordinators.)
 Approximately 20 parttime tutors (Fall 2011 beginning pay rate is $11.61 per hour for the tutors.)
 A fulltime administrative assistant
 A parttime aide (administrative assistant) for evenings and weekends
 A technical aide for the computer room, who is provided by the computer division
Physical Layout: A sketch of the MRC is attached. Though not evident on the sketch, there are windows in the hall wall, and between the main room and all the others.
Main Study/ Tutoring Area 
1400 sq. ft. 
Nine 6' x 42" tables, five 42" x 42" tables, and seating for 75. 
Computer Room  690 sq. ft.  Computer lab with math specific software:
24 Dell PCs on a local area network; headphone cables; one laser printer; a variety of software, from tutorials to spreadsheets to symbolic manipulators and graphers, Internet access 
Group Study Room#1 
210 sq. ft.  Available for scheduled and impromptu study groups; a large white board on one wall; four tables, each 18" x 6', and accompanying chairs; Smart Board. 
Group Study Room #2 
210 sq. ft.  Available for scheduled and impromptu study groups; a large white board on one wall; four tables (two are 18" x 6' and two are 18" x 5') and accompanying chairs; Smart Board. 
Group Study Room #3 
180 sq. ft.  Available for scheduled and impromptu study groups; medium sized white boards on two walls; 2 halfcircle tables and accompanying chairs. 
Quiet Room  210 sq. ft.  For quiet study; no talking allowed in this room; nine study carrels. 
Receptionist Area  120 sq. ft.  Login computer facing the students; administrative assistant’s computer and printer; coat closets for MRC staff; MRC resources: CD’s and DVD’s, solutions manuals, a copy of each text presently used by the mathematics department, calculators for use in the MRC, the Professional Library, the Student PickUp file, and instructor resource folders. 
Director's Office  110 sq. ft.  
Store Room  135 sq. ft.  
Total area  3300 sq. ft. 