Mission To increase student learning achievement in Math and Science To foster sustained learning And to advance the academic community in Math and Science most interested in student success. The MSLC strives to aid the entire spectrum of UNO students.
Student Centered Drop-In Tutoring Facilitated Study Groups Meeting alcoves study/tutoring space tutorial computers reserve study materials
Center Usage Daytime and evening hours ~1500 student-visits per week ~30 undergraduate student tutors Collectively work ~200 hours/week Summer ~500 student-visits per week
Peer Tutoring Drop-in Mon-Thurs 8:30-5:30 Friday 8:30-noon All 1000 & 2000 courses in Bio, Chem, Math and Physics Geology by appointment only Tues, Thurs, Sun evenings Library Math-Ed Engineering Statistics FREE No appointment necessary
Facilitated Study Groups Lead by a peer facilitator who has taken the course successfully Emphasizes students teaching and learning from each other Most 1000 & 2000 level Math & Science courses Members are asked to attend regularly and participate actively Small groups up to 10 students Meet weekly for one hour
(student) Survey Says! ~80% improved their grades ~40% would have dropped a course ~75% increased their self-confidence ~75% use the MSLC at least once a week What prevented you from coming sooner? Uninformed Lack of time
STEM Hub STEM - Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Supporting a campus priority STEM scholarships Career exploration Undergraduate research Student engagement Faculty development
Annies Story The word SCIENCE was a synonym to me of TRAUMATIC experiences from Junior High. I was tempted to drop out again thinking that "I'm just NOT a science person…when I saw a sticker that read "new TUTORING SCIENCE CENTER AT DURHAM".... I was there last week and have been attending ever since. Today, thanks to little sessions that complement my work at home and in class with WONDERFUL YOUNG TUTORS I have gotten A's in all my science tests...As!!!!!!! For the first time in my life I can say proudly that I love Science.
Remember www.unomaha.edu/ MSLC 107 Durham Science Center Dr. Dana Richter-Egger 554-3534