S.O.S. Math


Fall 2015 All Campuses: Session One (August 17 - September 12) - two pages

What is S.O.S. Math?

S.O.S. Math provides extra help to DMA Math students in Traditional, Emporium, and Online classes. Events are held on Central, Levine, and Cato campuses. Events include Extended Math Labs, a Supplemental Instruction Series, and help connecting to tutoring resources.

Who can participate?

Any DMA student can participate. Traditional, Online, and Emporium students are all welcome to attend ANY S.O.S. Math event.

What is the Supplemental Instruction Series?

The Supplemental Instruction (SI) series is a robust schedule of workshops focusing on specific math concepts that challenge most DMA students. During the workshop, you will work with other students to solve specific problems that the faculty have identified as "most frequently missed". A peer mentor will be present to ensure that the discussion is mathematically accurate and that a positive learning environment is maintained.

What is an Extended Math Lab?

During an Extended Math Lab, you will work on assignments for your DMA course. While you are working, you may request help. While assisting you, our trained lab facilitators will help you identify strategies for success in your DMA class and in college in general. Some strategies that will be encouraged include setting long-term and short-term goals, overcoming obstacles, using effective study strategies, preparing for tests, managing math anxiety, etc... Extended Math Labs are "drop-in" events, so you can arrive or leave at any time during the lab hours.

What is Tutoring Assistance?

How will a tutor help me? Where can I get free tutoring services at CPCC? How should I prepare for my tutoring session? Get answers to these and many more questions about tutoring by "dropping-in" during Tutor Assistance hours. The S.O.S. Math staff member will chat with you about your tutoring needs and share valuable information to help you plan for success in your DMA class and beyond.

How do I get started?

To get started with S.O.S. Math, just show up! There is no registration for our regular events. To participate in a DMA Success Seminar for NEW DMA students, visit The Math Division webpage and click "Register Now".