Mathematics Learning Center (MLC)

The Mathematics Learning Center (MLC) is open and free to USD students on a walk-in basis. The MLC offers peer-to-peer tutorial services designed to facilitate the development of independent lifelong learning, and help students implement effective strategies for analytical thinking in their mathematics courses.

Penji: For the Fall 2020 semester, the MLC will be using Penji as the platform for online, drop-in and appointment-based tutoring. You can find more information on how to use this app here. For quick reference, here is some basic information about how to use Penji:

  • You will have the option of drop-in tutoring, individual appointments, and group appointments.
  • You can find a schedule for the drop-in tutoring below.
  • Appointment times will vary week to week, so if you do not see an appointment time available for your class, check out the drop-in tutoring in the meantime.

Contact: Dr. Hayley Milbourne, 

Phone: (619) 260-4016
Schedule: You can find the schedule of drop-in tutoring here. For appointments, please see Penji for available tutors and times.

About Our Tutors

Our tutors are selected through an application process and recommendations by faculty members. Although the tutors have been asked to give priority to students in the classes listed in Courses Tutored, those tutors with advanced training will help with other mathematics questions whenever they have time available.

Courses Tutored

  • Intermediate Algebra
  • Investigations in Modern Mathematics
  • College Algebra
  • Essentials of Trigonometry
  • Survey of Calculus
  • Calculus I
  • Calculus II

Courses Not Tutored

  • Introduction to Probability and Statistics
  • Mathematical Concepts for Elementary School Teachers I and II