Math and Stats tutors are located in Murphy 273. 

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 and statistics courses at no cost.  This free service provides help to students in STAT 145 and 245, MTH 051, all 100 level MTH courses, and some 200 and 300 level MTH courses (see schedule for a more detailed list: LINK).  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.

Mathematics tutor coordinator

Nathan Warnberg  Profile of Nathan Warnberg

Associate Professor
1031 Cowley Hall
nwarnberg@uwlax.edu
608.785.5217

Specialty areas:

Graph Theory, Ramsey 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!

Aaron Smet

Aaron Smet

Major: Chemistry; Minor: Biology  

About Me: I am originally from Waukesha, WI and am excited to be in my senior year here at UWL. In my free time, I really enjoy being outside and doing outdoor activities such as beach volleyball, tennis, and hiking. A fun fact about me is that I also lived in California for 4 years when I was younger! 

Study Tip: Utilize your professor’s office hours. I know it may seem a little intimidating at first, but your professor is a great resource to help answer any questions you have or give extra practice problems for you to learn. Also, by going to office hours, it helps create a relationship with your professor and shows them that you care about doing well in that class.  

Amber Proctor

Amber Proctor

Major: Math Education

About Me: I am from Oconto Falls, WI (a small town about 30 minutes from Green Bay). In my free time, I like to just relax or hang out with my friends. I am a very indecisive person who finds joy in very random things, so I am always down to try new experiences, as long as I am in good company.

Study Tips: Making self quizzes and writing out an explanation for each of your steps to the solution is a good way to practice your understanding. The explanations of steps help you remember why you take certain steps instead of just saying “that’s just how it is”. This can help you create connections between what you know and what is new, as well as find connections between a simpler problem and its complex counterpart.

Anna Bowes

Anna Bowes

Major: Math Ed and Spanish

About Me: I am from Red Wing, MN. In my free time, I enjoy baking, listening to music, spending time with friends, traveling, and going for walks. Currently, I am a part of WaMM and the Book Club on campus.

Study Tips: I like to use flashcards to help myself remember important concepts, and from there I try to apply them to examples for a better understanding. I also think that office hours and/or the tutoring center are useful for any questions you have

Bree Bartoshevich

Bree Bartoshevich

Major: Math Education 

About Me: I am from Franklin, WI. Some of my hobbies are spending time with my family and friends, coloring, hammocking, watching the sunset, paddle boarding, and babysitting! A fun fact about me is that I have a really big family and all my siblings' names start with the letter B, with all the boys having 5 letters and all the girls having 8 letters, interesting? I know! 

Study Tips: I like to find different places to study that allow me to focus. It is so important to not be distracted when working on work, so hiding your phone can be helpful! I also think it helps to communicate with people in your class and with your professor, so if you have questions either your peers or professor can help! 

Charlie Faude

Charlie Faude

Major: Mathematics; Minor: Geographic Information Science 

About Me: I am from Medford, WI. Since I started college, I have spent a year in Green Bay, a year in Missouri, and a year in the Middle East. I am extremely glad to be back in La Crosse. My hobbies include painting, watching scary movies, and trying to train my cat tricks. 

Study Tip: It is always good to start by redoing some homework or quiz problems as well as additional problems from the book. Rereading my notes and the textbook and taking separate notes on material I am confused with or did not remember always helps me study before an exam. Going to office hours to ask questions is essential for me, even just stopping by to say ‘Hi’ really helps me get in the mindset to study.  

Claire Vandenhouten

Claire Vandenhouten

Major: Mathematics with Applied Emphasis

About Me: I am from Oshkosh, WI. I am on the Swim and Dive team here at La Crosse, and I love to spend my free time outside. A fun fact about me is that I have a pet parakeet named Finny.

Study Tips: I like to make flashcards with important vocabulary words or math formulas on them. Also, when studying for any math class, I do a ton of practice problems on a whiteboard. If I cannot figure out a problem or if I have a question GO TO OFFICE HOURS! Professors are always willing to help.

Kayla Traxler

Kayla Traxler

Major: Mathematics; Minors: Biology and Psychology 

About Me: I am from Kenosha, Wisconsin. I enjoy reading, hanging out with friends, and HIIT and cycling classes. A fun fact about me is I have a 10-pound dog named Carmel Cupcake. 

Study Tip: Don’t forget to break up your studying by doing shorter periods of studying with a break in between. Two of my favorite breaks are going for a walk or getting a snack. 

Kaylie Podvin

Kaylie Podvin

Major: Math Education

About Me: I grew up in Madison Wisconsin and in my free time I enjoy playing outside and spending time with friends and family. A fun fact about myself is that I am on an intramural badminton team with my roommate where our team name is “The Bad Mittens”.

Study Tips: A study tip I have is to study on your own and then go into office hours with preplanned questions and afterwards study with a group to go over material. I also think it is important to start studying at least a week before an exam because repetition is normally key to being successful.

Lexie Moran

Lexie Moran

Major: Chemistry (ACS Certification); Minor: Mathematics 

About Me: I was born and raised in Green Bay, WI (Go Pack Go!!!) and am so happy to be back in La Crosse for my second year here at UWL. In my free time, I love to downhill ski, read, and go vintage shopping. I am very passionate about teaching- it is my dream to one day be a chemistry professor. A fun fact about me is that I also work as a barista and my go-to coffee is a lavender honey latte. 

Study Tip: When starting a problem, I like to take inventory on what we know and what we are solving for. Also, don’t be afraid to invest in study candy (my favorites are Jolly Ranchers or Tootsie Pops).  

Megan Scott

Megan Scott

Major: Math Ed/Mathematics 

About Me: I am from Beloit, Wisconsin.  I enjoy playing any kind of board or card game with my favorites being codenames and spades, respectively. I love to watch movies and just being around my friends and family. A fun fact about me is that I can do the worm! 

Study Tip: Make a connection to the topic at hand. This does not mean it has to be math related. It is just putting a concept into a different lens, so the likelihood of remembering it is a lot higher. As an example, making a song or riddle to remember rules.   

Stats Tutor Coordinator

Nathan Warnberg  Profile of Nathan Warnberg

Associate Professor
1031 Cowley Hall
nwarnberg@uwlax.edu
608.785.5217

Specialty areas:

Graph Theory, Ramsey 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!

Aaron Barton

Aaron Barton

Major: Statistics with Actuarial Science Concentration 

About Me: I am from White Bear Lake, MN. I used to run track in high school (400m), and I still enjoy running and working out. Additionally, I like bowling, watching horror movies, and taking long naps.  

Fun fact: I used to have a pet fish that survived for over 8 years. He died recently though 🙁 

Study tip: When studying for an exam, I would test myself on new related practice problems. If they go smoothly, great! If not, I identify where I went wrong and look at my notes to solve the problem. Otherwise, I have looked up related YouTube videos and have gone to my professor’s office hours for help.  

Allyson Goeden

Allyson Goeden

Major: Psychology 

About Me: I am the President of Math and Stats club, I enjoy film photography, and during a hot summer day you will catch me at the beach getting a good tan! Fun fact: My favorite font is Times New Roman Twelve.  

Study Tip: In my experience, creating stories and ways to connect concepts with your experiences as a person is the best way to understand a topic and ultimately study.  

Jacob Feinas

Jacob Feinas

Major: Dual Degree Statistics B.S. and Applied Statistics M.S. 

About Me: I am from Milwaukee, WI. I enjoy spending time with my dog and cats, trivia, skateboarding, writing and playing music, watching horror movies, and sports data analysis. 

Study Tip: Redo your homework in the few days leading up to your exam. Having the answers that you already solved is a good way to reinforce concepts. 

Katie Diener

Katie Diener

Major: Nuclear Medicine Technology     Minor: Psychology     

About me: I am from Cedarburg, WI. In my free time, I love to watch movies, read, and spend time outside. A fun fact about me is that my favorite season is fall! 

Study Tip: To study a little bit each day and to reach out to your professor with any questions. Also, to maintain a positive attitude! 

Miranda Ashauer

Miranda Ashauer

Major: Biochemistry; Minor: Microbiology 

About Me: I am a senior from Kaukauna, Wisconsin.  I really enjoy cycling and yoga when I can join the classes here.  A little fact about me is I have played the violin for over a decade, and I’m continuing in the university’s orchestra. 

Study Tip: It can be extremely helpful to start practice problems by looking at examples from class or a similar problem you understand.  I’ve found this can help with finding the patterns in the solutions.  Once you get the hang of it with the examples, you can try to solve the problems without an example to compare to.