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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!

Jessica First
Jessica First
Secondary Math Education, Junior

Brief Biography: I’m on the cheer team here at UW-L, and in my spare time I like to listen to music, hang out with friends and play videogames.

Study Tip: Don’t be afraid to stop your professor to ask a question. Odds are, at least one of your peers has the same question.

Brooke Zimmer
Brooke Zimmer
Secondary Math Education, Junior

Brief Biography: Traveling is a huge part of my life- I have visited Italy and Japan and can speak Japanese. I also love the Packers and Brewers and spend most of my time outdoors.

Study Tip: Always do your homework and do not be afraid of your professors. They are there to help as long as you put in the time and effort!

Lydia Frank
Lydia Frank
Math & Engineering, Sophomore

Brief Biography: I am on the Ballroom Dance Team at UW-L. I also love hiking the bluffs and walking through the marsh in the fall and spring. I am the one with pink hair.

Study Tip: Writing things out by hand really helps solidify things in your brain, so write it down! Also, practice, practice, practice.

Kelly Emmrich
Kelly Emmrich
Math, Sophomore

Brief Biography: I love to travel and explore the outdoors. Running, hiking, and playing piano are among my favorite activities. I love to laugh and especially appreciate math puns :) 

Study Tip: Office hours! Your professors are among your very best resources. Make flashcards and study them often; study groups are great too!

Jordan Pellett
Jordan Pellett
Math, Sophomore

Brief Biography: I love almost anything music related and play the saxophonein the marching band here at UW-L. I also enjoy rock climbing and spending time with friends and family

Study Tip: Make sure you focus on understanding concepts rather than just memorizing equations to produce answers on homework or tests. Also, utilize office hours. Your professors are there to help you and want you to succeed!

Joshua Wilke
Joshua Wilke
Secondary Math Education, Senior

Brief Biography: I love snowboarding/longboarding, cooking, hiking, and playing Melee. I am a member of the Math Club, and enjoy discussing anything related to science

Study Tip: Draw the picture for the problem. You can do art and math at the same time!

Kathleen Becker
Kathleen Becker
Chemistry, Sophomore

Brief Biography: I love to travel. I have been to 44 states, 6 countries, and 3 continents.

Study Tip: Practice, practice, and more practice!

Brandon Adkins
Chemistry, Senior

Brief Biography: I hope to be a medical doctor someday! The majority of my time at school is tied up with homework and my job as an RA, but in my freetime I like to read, watch movies, play basketball and volleyball, and just be around friends. I also understand that not everyone loves math the way I do, gasp, so I enjoy helping others see it actually is fun!

Study Tip: Ask for help! You shouldn’t expect to know how to do everything or else you wouldn’t be in the class. Don’t be afraid to go to office hours or visit us in the tutoring center. Also, binge studying doesn’t work, so don’t cram. Space things out!

Brett Yoder
"Mathematics Education, Senior

Brief Biography: I enjoy making people laugh. I love going to comedy clubs and watching stand-up comedy. I am an avid memer. I have a pretty large retro video game collection that I am quite proud of. I will destroy you in Mario Kart: Double Dash. I have three dogs named Daisy, Lily and Jack that are the cutest dogs ever, and that is not hyperbole. When I grow up to do adult stuff, I hope to become a high school math teacher and a baseball coach.

Study Tip: Don’t be afraid to ask questions. If you have a question, it is likely that someone else has your same question, so please ask it! Also, office hours save lives.

Megan Eberle
Megan Eberle
Biology with a Biomedical Emphasis

Brief Biography: I love exploring the outdoors, especially hiking the bluffs and finding new hiking areas. I am an avid Packer fan and especially appreciate the rivalry with the Vikings and my Minnesotan friends. I also plan on becoming a Physician's Assistant.

Study tip: Go to office hours! Your professors are great resources, especially since they write the tests! Also, focus on learning the bigger concept not just how to get the right answer for a certain problem.

Owen Linzmeier
Owen Linzmeier
Mathematics

Brief Biography: I am a huge sports fan, mainly packers and badgers. I also love science fiction movies. I am not exactly sure what I will do with my major.

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 don't be afraid to go to office hours. They will save your life.

Jessica Kuglitsch
Jessica Kuglitsch
Mathematics Education

Brief Biography: I love running and enjoying the outdoors; in my
free time I play sports, hunt, go camping, and spend time
with my family. I plan to become a High School Mathematics
teacher but not sure now if I want to become a professor
instead.


Study Tips: Whenever you are given suggested book-work
problems, DO THEM! Study groups are especially helpful along
with office hours. If you are stuck on a problem, take a break,
don’t give up on it, math is a lot about working through problems
and if it doesn’t work try something else.

Daniel Bonneville
Daniel Bonneville
Mathematics

Brief Biography: I’m a big Minnesota Vikings! I enjoy playing sports and working out. I’m always down for a bluff hike, or a jam session (I play the piano). I am involved with greek life! (Delta Sigma Phi).


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.

Cole Eron
Cole Eron
Undecided

Brief Biography: I am a huge sports fan, and love the Packers and the Bucks the most. In my free time I love playing or watching sports, or just spending time with friends. I also love NBA 2K17, magic, Rae Sremmurd, and memes.

Study Tips: Don’t be afraid to go to office hours to ask your professor for help and make study groups with classmates as soon as you can!

Sam Kohnle
Sam Kohnle
Physics/Engineering

Brief Biography: I like to say that I’m active and like to go hiking, canoeing/kayaking, biking, running, and swimming; however, in retrospect that’s a lie because Netflix exists. I’m a lover of the best creatures on earth (dogs), squirrels, Hamilton, math, food, people, coffee, indie movies, music, and much more. Basically, I’m just a huge nerd that laughs at my own jokes.

Study Tips: MAKE FLASHCARDS! They honestly help so much because you can quickly go through them everyday. Mainly, be aware that you are capable of learning anything and admitting you’re wrong or confused about something is a HUGE step forward in learning and growing.

Jeff Becker
Jeff Becker
Physics/Engineering

Brief Biography: I’m big into music, whether it be listening to it, playing it, or going to concerts. I play the drums casually when I have the chance and played on the drumline at my high school. I also love soccer and played as a goalkeeper my whole life.


Study Tips: Work out as many problems as you possibly can and do not skip the hard ones. You learn the most when you struggle through a problem. Also if you find a problem hard, most likely your professor will also think it’s hard which means it may show up on an exam.

Zac Nordstrom
Zac Nordstrom
Physics & Engineering

Brief Biography: After a long day of doing math there is nothing I like more than to go rollerblading. Cruzing down by the river or playing a game of roller hockey is a great way to unwind from the stresses of numbers.

Study Tips: Don’t leave a classroom confused, always ask questions.

 

Hunter Rehm
Mathematics

Brief Biography: I love to answer questions. Let me know if you have any!

 

Riley Neri
Accounting

Brief Biography: I love being active. I'm a big fan of soccer, I love playing and watching it. I also like helping people whenever I can.

Robyn Ferrian
Robyn Ferrian
Math Education

Brief Biography: I love chocolate and funny puns.

Study Tips: Just do it.

Brooke Zimmer
Brooke Zimmer
Secondary Math Education, Junior

Brief Biography: Traveling is a huge part of my life- I have visited Italy and Japan and can speak Japanese. I also love the Packers and Brewers and spend most of my time outdoors.

Study Tip: Always do your homework and do not be afraid of your professors. They are there to help as long as you put in the time and effort!

Alyssa Hoover
Alyssa Hoover
Junior, Finance (risk, insurance and financial planning concentration) & Statistics

Brief Biography: I plan to become an actuary after graduation. I love to go on bluff hikes, hang out with friends and play soccer.

Study Tip: Do all the problems your professor recommends and don’t be afraid to ask for help - everyone struggles

Courtney Mumm
Courtney Mumm
Statistics & Finance, Junior

Brief Biography: After graduation, I am planning on being an actuary.  In my free time, I love to spend time with my family (especially my little nephew) and friends, play volleyball or basketball, or read a good book.

Study Tip: Do a lot of practice problems and find a study group!

Nick Glodosky
Nick Glodosky
Psychology, Junior

Brief Biography: I am an RA in Sanford Hall and in my free time I like to play video games and hang out with friends

Study Tip: Make sure you know what to use and why you’re using an equation, don’t just memorize it.

Rudy Herschberger
Rudy Herschberger
Nuclear Medicine Technology, Junior

Brief Biography: I enjoy spending my free time with friends, often times outdoors. Many of my activities involve bluff hikes, snowboarding, and hammocking with a good book. I also love netflix, because college

Study Tip: If given a practice exam, do all your studying and memorization before taking it and then time yourself when you take the practice exam. Treating it as you would an actual exam is a great way to correctly gauge where you’re at before the real one comes! Also, make sure you’re getting that eight hours of sleep every night, it’s best for your brain!

Erica Heying
Erica Heying
Statistics with a concentration in Actuarial Science

Brief Biography: I plan to graduate this spring and work towards becoming an actuary. In my free time I spend time with friends and I like to read a lot.

Study Tip: If a professor gives you unassigned homework problems, do them! It is such great practice and can help you learn the material rather than memorizing it.

Beth Harlos
Beth Harlos
Statistics with a minor in spanish

Brief Biography: I am on the UWL track team and love playing sports or just being outside. I would love to pursue a career in the actuarial field after graduation and I love meeting new people. Also I am a Vikings fan and have no intention on switching any time soon. :)

Study tip: Study as much as you can, but make sure you get a good night sleep before a test. You won’t be as stressed staying up all night studying and your brain retains information better with a good night sleep. Also for some reason I focus a little better if I am snacking or sipping on something while studying or doing homework.

Leah Voit-Ostricki
Leah Voit-Ostricki
Statistics

Brief Biography: I am a mom and I love being a mom. I like to do, or try, anything new that comes my way. I’ve done the 2AM white castle trip, been to the Weiner Circle in Chicago, Beale street, STL loop, and hopped on planes to visit my mother during military training in odd parts of the states. I haven’t stayed in one place long enough to join a sports team or anything but if I did it would be roller derby! I also like to scrapbook at home, write about my experiences and spend time with my son. I would like to finish school and ‘settle down,’ down south, with my family after graduation.

 

Study Tip: I think the most important thing is to remember the reason why you are here. We all want to get somewhere right? Get a picture of where that is and hang it in your study area. It will give you an extra push when you run out of caffeine! 

Kelsey Frain
Kelsey Frain
Mathematics

Brief Biography: I enjoy travelling and trying new things. In my down time you will more than likely find me planning where I am going next.  If I am not traveling I try to be outdoors as much as I can; bluff hikes, runs, rollerblade rides, biking, and sometimes in the winter skiing.

 

Study Tips: Find friends in your class that you can review for exams with, and don’t be afraid to go to office hours.

Kathryn Swiecichowski
Kathryn Swiecichowski
Mathematics and Finance

Brief Biography: I am a Sophomore at UWL. Besides being a tutor I keep myself very busy this year by being an RA, as well as pursuing a double major in Mathematics and Finance. I really love my morning runs, music, and movies. Even though life can be hectic sometimes I always have good friends to help me relax and laugh as well!

Study Tips: Stay actively involved in class! If you need to, just don’t bring your phone to class.