Mathematics students

We've moved! Math and Stats tutors are now located in Murphy 273! Go left off the bridge instead of right!

Come ask questions in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere!  In the Mathematics Learning Center, by working with experienced tutors, staff, and faculty, you will come to better understand the concepts taught in your mathematics class.

The purpose of the Mathematics Learning Center is to provide tutoring to those in math courses at no cost.  This free service provides help to students in MTH 050, 051, all 100 level courses, and MTH 207 and 208.  All students can come to the Learning Center any of the hours listed.  Please note that not all tutors can assist with all math courses.   

The Mathematics Department offers weekly peer review sessions which are typically available for courses with high enrollments, such as MTH 145 & MTH 150. The sessions are led by some of the Mathematics Department's most talented majors.  Peer Review Sessions begin the second week of class.

Mathematics tutor coordinator

Nathan Warnberg Profile of Nathan Warnberg
Assistant Professor
1031 Cowley Hall
nwarnberg@uwlax.edu
608.785.5217
Specialty areas: Graph Theory, Matrix Theory, Combinatorics

Here at the Murphy Learning Center, our tutors are all friendly, qualified individuals. All of our tutors have gotten good grades in the classes they tutor and have been recommended by faculty from their department. In addition to their knowledge our tutors are now taking a class designed to make them effective tutors. Meet our tutors!

Colin Jackson

Colin Jackson

Major: Mathematics, French Minor: Computer Science, Sophomore

About Me: I’m from Madison, Wisconsin. My favorite thing to do in my free time is playing soccer, which I do for the UW- L club soccer team. Other than that, I enjoy hiking, running, or just hanging out with my friends.

Study Tip: Figure out what works best for you, and don’t be afraid to ask for help from your classmates, friends or professors. Also, find someone that you can study with and work with them.

Kendra Kreienbrink

Kendra Kreienbrink

Major: Physics with Biomedical Concentration Minor: Mathematics, Chemistry, Sophomore

About Me: I am from Hopkins, Minnesota. I currently am on the club soccer team and love to participate in intramural sports. Otherwise, in my free time, I love to read, hike, hang with friends, run, rollerblade and spend lots of time outdoors!

Study tip: Make sure you are always staying on top of your homework and studying. Use a calendar to write out due dates and events and plan a rough study schedule that you can follow to avoid cramming for due dates. Also, take advantage of short breaks between classes. Both of these strategies make a huge difference in avoiding extra stress!!

Trevor Geerdts

Trevor Geerdts

Major: Physics Minor: Mathematics, Sophomore

About Me: I’m from the very small town (397 people) of Fairwater, WI. At school I like to hang out with friends, read, and watch YouTube in my free time. At home, I like to spend time with my 2 dogs. One of them is big enough to touch my shoulders when he’s on his hind legs, and I’m 6’4”. I am a self-described dad-joke-connoisseur, and I also really enjoy learning about almost any subject- it’s why I came to college!

Study Tip: Don’t be afraid to ask questions in class, even “dumb” ones. They might seem easy to answer after you hear the answer, but that’s the point. Asking questions, even if I feel dumb after asking, almost always helps me understand the subject better. And if asking a question in-class is too intimidating, most professors are willing to talk a little after class and in office hours. Use office hours! Getting extra help from the person writing the exams is always a bonus.

Julia Huth

Julia Huth

Major: Math Minor: Educational Sport Science, Junior

About Me: I am from Frankfurt, Germany. During my free time I like to spend time with my friends. I like to be active and I am playing basketball on the women’s club team and I also enjoy doing other sports. I am looking forward to getting to know you and learn something about your culture. Also feel free to ask me about Germany if you are interested.

Study tip: Find a spot where you feel comfortable to study. Maybe bring something to drink and eat to stay focused. Therefore, try to find out what kind of study type you are, maybe you learn better from studying by yourself, maybe it is easier to study with your friends and stay concentrated. Personally, I like to study with friends because it helps me to stay relaxed and focused!

 

Alyssa Oswald

Alyssa Oswald

Major: Mathematics Minors: Statistics, Computer Science, Junior

About Me: I enjoy spending time outside, playing sports such as volleyball and gymnastics, watching sports (especially the Packers and Brewers), hanging out with friends, listening to music, and watching movies. In La Crosse, I love hiking the bluffs and going to the Pearl!

Study tip: Be organized! Start studying earlier to avoid cram studying and do assignments earlier rather than later to relieve stress and be on top of things.

Kean Fallon

Kean Fallon

Major Mathematics Minor Ethnic and Racial Studies, Junior

About Me I was born in Rochester, Minnesota and graduated from Rushford, a small town 30 minutes west of here. I lived in an even smaller town of 169 people then but also spent half my childhood up north in the center of Duluth, so I have seen both sides of the coin. I am a non-traditional student at 27 years old (turning 28 too soon) and my first foray into college saw me as a Music Theory major. Despite living in almost twenty different cities since I was born (a product of single parents and a military family), I have settled in to La Crosse for the last five years and resumed school. When I am not in school, I act as the kitchen manager to the local restaurant Buzzard Billys. I love listening to new music or new bands, inspired cooking, traveling when I can afford to, eating out, seeing the night life, talking football, playing musical instruments (guitar, bass, etc.), and of course delving into all of the math I can get my hands on. I am always eager to see students in the Murphy Learning Center, because every student ends up giving something back to me as a tutor.

Study Tip Be honest with yourself and know your habits. You can learn all of the best study habits in the world and how to implement them, but if you section off your study time during Saturday night when you know you want to be elsewhere with your friends, you won’t be successful. We all have hobbies and social lives, and we need to have them to maintain who we are. So schedule appropriately, otherwise you will be distracted, unproductive, or even completely absent from your study time.

Rachael Reis

Rachael Reis

Major: Physics Minor: Tech Theatre/ Mathematics, Senior

About Me: I love music and I spend a lot of my time here on campus playing saxophone with the band and working in the theatre. I also enjoy hiking and reading.

Study Tips: Plan when you are going to do your studying and homework and stick to it. That will save you a lot of stress in the long run and keep you from cramming the night before a quiz or an exam.

Daniel Bonneville

Daniel Bonneville

Mathematics, Junior

Brief BiographyI love anything music related! Love the outdoors and being active. I value family, learning, and inclusivity. I also am a proud member of Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity! YITBOS

Study Tip: Even the most difficult problems can be solved one step at a time. It all about baby steps! Listening to music without words while studying helps me get in the zone too.

Megan Dehn

Megan Dehn

Major: Mathematics: Applied Emphasis Minor: Organizational/Professional Communication, Junior

About me: I am from Brookfield, WI. I am a huge Wisconsin sports fan. The Packers, the Brewers and the Bucks are my favorite teams. In my free time I play basketball and volleyball with friends, and I really enjoy reading books about the social sciences.

Study Tip: Try to space out your study time. This allows you to retain more information, and then you don’t have to do it all at once.

Israel Ostrem

Israel Ostrem

Major: Mathematics Minor: Computer Science, Senior

About Me: She/her. Transferred from UW-Richland after freshman year. Love swimming at Airport Beach, bluff hikes, kayaking down the Kickapoo, mathematics, Netflix, and the Packers like an good Wisconsinite! Also love spending time on campus in the library, tutoring center, student union, and of course the dining hall. Talk to me if you see me!

Study tips: Practice pulling the information out from scratch, rather than after prompting. For example, can you do a certain type of math problem without looking at an example?

 

Nathan Literski

Nathan Literski

Major: Physics Minors: Math and Theatre Tech & Design, Sophomore

About me: I am from Wind Lake Wisconsin (it’s south of Milwaukee) and I have a pug. In the fall, I spend most of my free time playing tenor sax in the Screaming Eagles Marching band. You may have heard us play at 8 in the morning on Tuesdays. Sorry about that. I enjoy math and science, but I love music and theatre. If you have questions about any of those subjects, ask away.

Study tip: Finding a consistent place to study is a great way to get into a learning mindset and stay focused. I come to the tutoring center even when I’m not tutoring so I can do my homework, because it’s a positive working environment with lots of people who can provide help.

Alexandra Galbraith

Alexandra Galbraith

Major: Chemistry Minor: Math, Junior

About Me: After graduation I hope to attend grad school to study the neuroscience. I am currently doing toxicology research on snails with Dr. Carmosini and Dr. Sandland. In my free time I like to read, socialize with friends, and listen to live music. I’m a La Crosse native, so if you’re looking for things to do or looking for a good place to eat, hit me up!

Study Tips: Improving the way you manage your time is one of the easiest ways to enhance your performance in school. Don’t wait until the last minute to get things done. Review notes that you took in class as soon as possible, and ask the professor or other classmates questions about concepts or problems that you don’t understand. Get little assignments done early to get them out of the way so you can spend more time studying before crunch time hits.

Louden Brown

Louden Brown

Major: Secondary Mathematics Education

About Me: I am from Franklin, Wisconsin. I am a student football coach here on campus, and I love sports. I am a huge Brewer, Packer, Bucks, and Badgers fan and I would love to talk sports. I also love country music and a great BBQ.

Study Tip: My study tip is to be organized and plan ahead in the semester. Use a planner to organize your week and write down when your assignments are due. There will always be crazy weeks in college where you may have a ton of papers/exams/life going on. Planning ahead will allow you to manage your time in order to be successful in college.

 

Adam Dux

Adam Dux

Major: Mathematics and Finance, Junior

About Me: I love music and I try to make to a couple live shows of my favorite artists every year. I also love food, and am always looking for new restaurants to try. I also enjoy exercise and hiking, movies, and watching football.

Study Tips: Stay on top of your homework! It’s the best study guide you have for quizzes and exams and if you have a question or concern don’t hesitate to come see a tutor or go to your professor’s office hours.

Daniel Bonneville

Daniel Bonneville

Major: Mathematics Minor: Computer Science

About me: I love anything music related! Love the outdoors and being active. I value family, learning, and inclusivity. I also am a proud member of Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity! YITBOS

Study Tip: Even the most difficult problems can be solved one step at a time. It all about baby steps! Listening to music while studying helps me get in the zone too.

 

Owen Linzmeier

Owen Linzmeier

Major: Computer Science Minor: Math

About me: I am a huge sports fan, mainly Packers, Brewers and Badgers.  I also love science fiction movies. I am not sure what I want to do with my degree.

Study Tips:  Try to pace yourself.  Nothing will bog you down more than trying to study for hours and hours.  Also, if you get stuck do not be afraid to go to office hours.  They will save your life.

Andrew Wimmer

Major: Math Minor: Statistics

About Me: I am a senior math major from Milwaukee, WI. Other than tutoring I am involved with the math and stats club. I enjoy the outdoors and running is my favorite hobby. One day I hope to travel the world.

Study Tip: Time yourself when working on problems. It forces you to put away your notes and think about the problem. It makes it easier to see what areas you are struggling with and which you have down. Also try creating your own problems to solve. If you have a good understanding of the material, then you will be able to create your own problems.

Nicole Gribble

Nicole Gribble

Major: Math Education Minor: Special Education

About me: I am a sophomore and from Oneida, Wisconsin. In my free time I love volunteering special education classrooms as well as working out, dancing, biking and spending time with friends. This is my first semester as a tutor here at UWL and I plan to continue with it.  

Study Tip: Frustration is part of the learning process, so if something doesn’t make sense right away it’s okay. Take some time to relax, work on other problems, etc, and then go back to the problem troubling you and keep grinding it out until you get it. Just remember you are smart!  

Douglas Krouth

Douglas Krouth

Majors: Computational Physics Minor: Mathematics and Computer Science

About Me: I am a sophomore studying applied physics with an interest in going into aerospace engineering and machine-learning. This is my first semester tutoring at UWL, but I have previous experience teaching the guitar and working with student integration programs at my high school.  I enjoy lifting weights, playing music and laughing at my own jokes.

Study Tip: Don’t be too hard on yourself if you’re struggling in a subject like math or any other STEM-based course. Most of the time, the topics that you’re studying won’t be immediately obvious and will require some time and critical thinking to fully understand. Be patient with yourself and realize that these topics are complex for a reason and will require effort to really learn them.

Rachel DeWaard

Rachel DeWaard

Majors: Mathematics; Economics

About Me: I am a senior and this is my last semester here. This is my fourth semester tutoring math. I enjoy going to the gym, running, cooking, and OF COURSE studying the challenging but rewarding subject of Mathematics!

Study Tip: Talk to the other students in class or those who are also getting help in the tutoring center. Most likely they are struggling with the same area that you are. Study buddies will make these math classes so much more enjoyable.

Mitch Haeuser

Major: Mathematics Minor: Physics

About Me: I am a math major with a passion for math. I am currently taking Real Analysis, Abstract Algebra, and Number theory! I also enjoy to do physics on my free time. I also went to Brown University this past summer to do research in supersymmetry with Professor James Sylvester Gates Jr. I am always willing to talk math!

Study Tip: Mathematics is not an easy subject. Everyone will run into a wall at some point or another, and you will have to persevere through the struggle. Do your homework and attend office hours and you will most likely be on a road to success!

Adrienne Hester

Adrienne Hester

Major – Physics (Biomedical concentration) Minor – Mathematics

About Me: This is my last semester at UWL and my second semester tutoring. I thoroughly enjoy picking apart problems and collaborating with students to help them understand mathematics. In my free time I enjoy playing guitar, ukulele, drawing, painting, and petting dogs.

Study tip: While reviewing class notes, make a copy of your own notes that include concepts that you struggle with. Focusing on the topics you aren’t as comfortable with will better prepare you for exams.  

Kathryn Swiecichowski

Kathryn Swiecichowski

Major: Accounting and Mathematics, Senior

About Me: Hello! I am finishing up school this semester and getting a degree in accounting and math! I am planning on beginning to prepare for my CPA come this winter, and hopefully have those exams completed before I begin a job as an auditor next fall! Some other positions I have held throughout college are an accounting intern at the Dahl Family YMCA, a resident assistant in Angell Hall, and a credit/claims intern at Trane. Feel free to ask me about any of those experiences! Lastly, I do enjoy doing some fun things! I enjoy snowboarding, waking up early to go on runs, and buying movie theater popcorn on Thursday nights and bringing it home because movies at home are free.

Study tip: Work ahead! Whether it be read the textbook before class or get going on homework as soon as it is assigned, it is crucial to start looking ahead!

Jacob Brown

Jacob Brown

Major: Statistics, Junior

About me:  I plan to pursue a career as an actuary after graduation.  I am very active and love playing sports, mostly basketball and football.  I like spending time with friends and family as much as I can.

 

Study Tip:  Do more than the minimum work needed for a class.  It may take up more time but it will be worth it in the end.  Also, don’t underestimate a good night’s sleep.

Kelli Walter

Kelli Walter

Major: Public Administration Minor: Statistics & Spanish, Senior

About Me: I am from Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. I love baseball and the Milwaukee Brewers, so in my free time you can find me watching a game. I also love spending time with family and friends, and reading whenever I get the chance. I don't have a ton of free time though because I am also an RA on campus, but I love it!

Study tip: My advice is to not be afraid to ask questions. Office hours are there to help you, and it will make a huge difference if you go in and get help!

Maura Andersen

Maura Andersen

Major: Statistics with Actuarial Science concentration and Economics Minor: Spanish, Junior

About Me: I am from La Crosse, Wisconsin originally. During my free time I play on the women’s tennis team here at UW-L and I play intramural soccer as well! After I graduate, I plan to pursue actuarial science or data analytics.

Study Tips: A huge thing for me is minimizing distractions. Put your phone away, close unnecessary tabs, and avoid distracting background noise.

Jacob Brown

Jacob Brown

Major: Statistics

About me:  I plan to pursue a career as an actuary after graduation.  I am very active and love playing sports, mostly basketball and football.  I like spending time with friends and family as much as I can.

Study Tip:  Do more than the minimum work needed for a class.  It may take up more time but it will be worth it in the end.  Also, don’t underestimate a good night’s sleep.

Sarah Hemauer

Sarah Hemauer

Major: Statistics w/ Concentration in Actuarial Science

About Me: I plan to pursue a career as an actuary after graduation. In my free time, I love baking and cooking, spending time with family and friends, reading, and Netflix. Depending on weather, I also enjoy spending time outdoors and going on bluff hikes.

Study Tips: Make a study group with people in your class or a different section of the same class. Also take thorough notes and keep your notes past the end of the semester. You never know when you might need to reference them in a future class!

Thomas Theisen

Thomas Theisen

Major: Statistics Minor: Economics

About Me: Currently finishing up my last semester here at UWL. This is my second semester tutoring statistics. In addition to going to school this semester I work part-time, remotely for IBM as a data scientist. In my free time I enjoy exploring new music and working on independent statistics projects.

Study Tip: Read the text before class

Bradley Johnson

Bradley Johnson

Major: Statistics; Economics

About Me: Currently in my final year here at UWL. This is my third semester tutoring statistics. I am interested in going in to a career in statistics or business analytics. In my free time I enjoy watching sports and doing statistical analysis on sports and many other subjects.

Study Tip: Work all the practice problems that you can get your hands on, they do help you learn the material.