Math Learning Center

Staffed by professional and peer tutors, the Math Learning Center (MLC) provides free tutoring and support services for students enrolled in mathematics and computer science courses at SUNY College at Old Westbury.  The MLC conducts laboratory sessions for Introductory Algebra (MA0500), and also houses a library of textbooks, videotapes and educational technology.

During the Fall and Spring Semester, the Math Learning Center hours are:

  • Monday:  9:30 a.m to 8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday:  9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday:  9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday:  9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The Math Learning Center is closed during the Summer and Winter Sessions.


Meryl Altabet
Director, Math Learning Center
Building: Campus Center, Room H-211a
Phone: (516) 628-5622
E-mail: AltabetM@Oldwestbury.Edu

MLC Services

  • Tutoring: The Math Learning Center provides tutoring in all math courses except MA1010/1020, and in statistics courses offered by other departments.  Help is available on a drop in basis.  No appointment is necessary.
  • Textbooks and Answers:  Answer books and textbooks for many math courses may be borrowed for use in the Center.  A current Old Westbury ID is required.  However, if you have the text, it is recommended that you bring it with you for reference when you come to the center.
  • Software:  Students may get help completing their computer based assignments on Mymathlab, MathXL, Webwork and other software utilized in their math courses.
  • Worksheets: Worksheets are available on a variety of topics

Study Tips

Do not expect to learn an entire course in one day. Work on one topic at a time, and try to master it before moving on to the next. First try the homework on your own, and then ask for help on the material that you have trouble with.

Before taking a course make sure you satisfy all course prerequisites. Attend all classes, and do the assigned readings and homework on time.