Tutoring (on-campus and online):
The Mathematics Department and the Center for Academic Support and Advising (CASA) provide tutors from whom you can receive additional help. Tutoring in the Mathematics Department is available most mornings and afternoons in HH 302. CASA provides mathematics tutoring on a walk-in basis, fifty-four hours per week, as well as Academic Success Peer Tutors (ASPT) who work one-on-one with students throughout the semester. If you would like to meet with an ASPT, please contact LaDonna Bridges, Director of Academic Support and Disability Services by phone, 508-626-4906, or by email, firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information.
Online eTutoring is available to all Framingham State University Students through a collaborative relationship with the Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium. Directions for accessing this online tutoring service can be accessed on the ETutoring page of the Resources section of the ONLINE LEARNING web site.
If you need technology information but you would prefer access to online video/tutorial resources, Framingham State University provides 24/7 access to a variety of training resources through myFramingham.
Once you have entered the Atomic Learning site, you can access resources for iPads, iPod Touch/iPhone, Mac, and PC. Videos/tutorials are available for, among other things, using Blackboard, using your Mac, PC, and/or handheld device, and for learning to use a wide variety of software. Simply use the pull-down menus and tabs to select the resources that you would like to access. Getting started, help information, and contact support are available as well.
If you are having difficulty using or accessing Blackboard, you may get Blackboard help anytime (24/7) via online chat or by calling 1-866-361-8970 toll free. TTY (Teletypewriter) access is available by dialing 703-464-0515. You may also send an email to email@example.com or call 508-626.4927.
Meeting with me (your instructor):
I would be glad to meet with you to discuss course concepts,
topics, and methods as well as to speak with you about college, in general.
I am available for online, phone, and on-campus
You may arrange an appointment during office hours or you may just come by during office hours. Those who have arranged an appointment during office hours will have priority, of course, during the appointment but others may join as well. Those who use office hours as well as those who have demonstrated an interest in learning the course material may schedule group or individual appointments at times other than the regular office hours. An appointment may be in person, by phone, or online (using the Blackboard Virtual Classroom or Virtual Chat or Blackboard Collaborate); when you schedule and appointment, please let me know if you would like to arrange an on-campus (in-person) appointment, a phone appointment, or an online appointment. I conduct face-to-face appointments in my office in Hemenway Hall, HH304B. I am available for extra help, to discuss Mathematics, and to discuss college, in general. I enjoy speaking with my students, and I enjoy questions. Please remember that questions are important and that there are NO stupid questions.
Appointments and Office Hours:
Please remember that office hours and prescheduled appointments, both on-campus and online, are for you and that I want to help you to be able to learn and to understand Mathematics. I want to help you to be able to do the best that you can in you courses, and I want to help you to know that you can "do" mathematics. If you have had difficulty in mathematics classes in the past and if you are concerned about how you are going to do in your mathematics course, please contact me so that we can discuss your concerns in person, on the phone, or online; I prefer to meet with you in person -- you must admit that it is nicer to discuss things in person.
Getting extra help will allow you to ask your questions and work on addition problems -- I would like to help you to discover that you CAN do mathematics. If you think about it, the "worst" thing that can happen when you get extra help is that you might just find out how much fun mathematics can be. (Hey, it could happen!!)
Again, there is no such thing as a stupid question! All questions are important.