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

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!

Carl Atwell

Carl Atwell

Major: Computer Science, Minor: Business Administration, Senior

About Me:  I am from De Pere Wisconsin. That’s just south of Green Bay, so I am born and raised a Packer fan. Snowboarding, kayaking, and mountain biking are my favorite hobbies, but you can’t go wrong with hanging out with friends. My go to way to destress after long day of school is running or working out. 

Study Tip: Remove distractions by finding a quiet spot. Then start with what you know and build from that foundation. If you’re studying for an exam, begin studying immediately. Ask questions and periodically explain concepts (aloud or on paper) to gauge how well you know something.   

Jessica Bandell

Jessica Bandell

About me: Hi! I am Jessica Bandell. I am a mathematics tutor. I have had a passion for mathematics all my life and have been a tutor for the last four years. I love to be outdoors hiking, being on the water, and in the winter, figure skating. I am half to achieving my degree in mathematics education. I plan on becoming a high school or middle school mathematics teacher. One study tip I have for anyone in a math class is to take detailed notes. Have a great day! 

Hunter Bay

Hunter Bay

Major: Political Science; Mathematics; Biology; Pre-Med

About me: I am currently a senior from the small town of Glidden, WI (southeast of Superior).  When I finish undergrad, I hope to get into medical school.  I love to watch/play baseball whenever I can, and I travel home to play on my town’s team in the summer.  My current hobby consists of trying to learn how to knit, and I must say, it is not going well.         

Study Tips: Finding peers in your class to study with really helps.  Not only can they offer different perspectives, but sometimes they can be the motivator to get you to study.  It is much harder to turn down study sessions when other people expect you to show up! 

Deanna Bayerl

Deanna Bayerl

Major: Math Education

About Me:  I am from Onalaska, WI and I am hoping to one day teach high school math. I am in the Screaming Eagles Marching Band Color Guard and play various instruments. When I am not working, I spend my time studying, hanging out with my friends and boyfriend, and watching Netflix.  

Study Tips: Try to predict what your professor will put on the test and then make a sort of practice exam to see if you know how to complete all the problems. This way you will see what you can do and what kind of problems you still need to work on. Do not be afraid to ask for help! 

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.

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!  

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.

Ethan Manhart

Ethan Manhart

Major: Mathematics; Minor(s): Economics/Legal Studies

About Me: I am junior from Elroy, Wisconsin, a small, rural town centrally located in the state. I enjoy playing strategy board games, watching musicals, and basically anything Star Wars related. On campus, I am involved in concert choir and mathematics research. After obtaining my undergraduate degree, I hope to pursue graduate work in the field of law.

Study Tip: Don’t be afraid to seek out assistance from your professors and peers. There are great resources on campus to provide assistance if and when you need it. (There is no shame in asking for help; I seriously doubt I would be tutoring if I hadn’t sought out assistance from mathematics professors and MLC tutors my freshman year.)

Joe Miller

Joe Miller

Major: Mathematics; Minors: Statistics and Philosophy

About me: I am a sophomore here, and I’m from Lake Elmo, Minnesota (just northeast of St. Paul). I love to be outside and experience nature, especially running, biking, hiking, hammocking, and rock climbing.  And of course, I love math and hope to attend graduate school after graduating here. If I’m not studying, I’ll probably be spending time with friends, watching Netflix, or playing Rocket League. 

Study Tip: I always challenge myself to understand why something happens not just memorizing it. This is especially useful when learning math. If you can understand why something you are taught works, you won't be just memorizing a formula; you will be able to recreate that formula because you understand why it is acceptable. In a way, it’s almost like you’re re-inventing it! 

John Oliver

John Oliver

Major: Statistics

About me: I am in my senior year here at La Crosse. Growing up and being raised in Milwaukee, I’ve been a huge Wisconsin sports fan for my whole life (Packers, Brewers, Bucks, Badgers). Outside of school and studying I love to spend time outside with my friends and family. While inside, I usually spend my time watching Netflix, reading, or just hanging out with my friends.  

Study Tip: Practice makes perfect, just like anything else in life. The more you practice and challenge yourself, the more you will begin to understand it and the easier it will get for you.  

Nathan Rodman

Nathan Rodman

Major: Mathematics; Minor: Business Administration

About me:  I’m originally from Wausau, WI. Most of my free time I spend drawing, working out, or hanging with my friends and girlfriend. I love math and the plan is to attend grad school in the future to become a professor.  

Study Tips: Don’t be afraid to go to your professor’s office hours they should be more than willing to help you out if you have questions. If you don’t want to go to your professors office hours, then I’d say form a study group with some classmates so you can help each other out when you have questions. 

Megan Steffen

Megan Steffen

Major: Math Education; Minor: Spanish
About me: I am a junior from Hartland, Wisconsin. However, I am a die-hard Chicago sports fan. I grew up loving the Cubs, Bears, Blackhawks, and Bulls! I am the president of the Women's Lacrosse Club here at UWL, and spend much of my time practicing and training. However, I also love to spend time with friends and family, volunteer, travel, read, watch true-crime documentaries, and pretty much do anything outside!
 
Study Tip: Practice makes perfect! Truly the only way to better understand mathematics topics, or really any subject, is to practice it. I also believe that connecting problems to real-life situations can help.
Laura Zinnel

Laura Zinnel

Major: Psychology; Minor: Mathematics

About Me: I am a second-year student at UWL, and I am from Cashton, WI. After I graduate, I hope to attend graduate school to study neuroscience or neuropsychology. Outside of classes, I am doing mathematics research with anti-Schur numbers and psychological research on visual cognition. Also, I enjoy playing guitar, and I play clarinet in UWL’s Screaming Eagles Marching Band.  

Study Tip: Don’t just understand WHAT works to get the answer, understand WHY it works. This way you won’t be memorizing theorems; you will be learning concepts.  

Kirk Dahlke

Kirk Dahlke

Major: Statistics with Actuarial Focus Minor: Undeclared

About Me: I am still exploring my interests around campus. I am from De Pere, WI which is just outside of Green Bay. I have found a lot of fun times in the mathematics and statistics department on campus and chose to pursue statistics. My hobbies are numerous as I love trying new things. The current hobbies I have been having fun with are gymnastics, running, watching and playing sports, solving puzzles, and gaming. 

Study Tips: Before we get to studying, my tip is show up to class, don’t skip unless you have to and studying will be a lot easier. My tip for actually studying is to find a place that makes you feel awkward if you are not studying. For me that place is the library because I feel weird if I play on my phone or procrastinate while in there. 

Laura Peterman

Laura Peterman

Major: Applied Statistics

About me: I graduated in May with a B.S. in Biology. After minoring in statistics, I decided to pursue a master’s in Applied Statistics. I enjoy statistically analyzing biological data and decided I still had more that I wanted to learn. I like to see plays, hike the bluffs, and go on walks in the marsh. 

Study Tip: Make study sheets with all the important information in the chapter to help summarize and digest the material. 

Brad Rechtzigel

Brad Rechtzigel

Major: Statistics, Minor: Business Admin Senior

About me:  I plan to pursue a master's degree at UWL when I finish my undergraduate degree. I am very active and love playing sports, mostly soccer and basketball. I like spending as many weekends as I can in the summer on the water. 

  

Study Tip:  Study in chunks and more than just a couple nights before the test.