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It is the beginning a new semester, and before students get too overwhelmed: Washington State University Vancouver resources are available to help. While it may be too early for students to know what struggles will arise, it is not too early to know where help is.

For students studying math and science this semester, the quantitative skills center, located on the first floor of the Undergraduate Building, is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday. There are at least two tutors available in the center at all times and they specialize in all levels of math, as well as chemistry, physics and statistics. Many of the tutors are well rounded in numerous math and science subjects, so they can help students with multiple courses. According to Joseph Randall, math instructor and head of the quantitative skills center, “You do not have to have a question in any particular subject area to come to the tutoring center. This is just a great place to come do your homework.”

For students who prefer specific help in a group setting, the student resource center offers Supplemental Instruction (SI). Each semester, the student resource center surveys students on what courses they need help with the most, then appoint SI leaders, usually someone who has taken the class before. The leader takes notes, holds weekly sessions with students to go over the material and helps prepare students for upcoming exams. Students with questions about SI are encouraged to contact the student resource center.

Students enrolled in Digital Technology and Culture (DTC) courses should be aware that every semester, the DTC program offers workshop tutorials on various topics. Unlike past semesters, however, workshops will be held on Mondays.

Students considering five or six classes this spring need not panic—there is help. For more information on resources for academic success, students are encouraged to contact the student resource center at 360-546-9155 or src@vancouver.wsu.edu.

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