The Mathematics Learning Success Center was established in 1985 to serve undergraduate mathematics students. It is a drop-in tutoring facility located on the 5th floor of the OSU library. The focus of the MLSC is to support OSU and NOC student learning in all 1000 and 2000 level mathematics courses.
There are three main rooms: a large computer lab with 130 computers, and two large tutoring rooms that have tables and chairs for 50 people each. The large rooms have multimedia equipment and internet connection. There are three smart boards and whiteboard walls in many of the spaces. There are also six smaller tutoring rooms that can seat 6 people each which are often used for instructor office hours or small group study sessions.
There are 37 undergraduate tutors currently employed at the center, including five undergraduate student coordinators who serve as experienced tutors and take on a management role as well. Instructors of lower division mathematics classes schedule office hours at the MLSC, and we have a long history of offering tutoring to local high school students Tuesday and Thursday evenings, as well as Sunday afternoons.
In the past calendar year (Spring, Summer, and Fall 2018), the MLSC had 56,943 visits and served 6,797 individual students. This year around 85% of the students in 1000 and 2000 level math courses visited the MLSC at least once.
The center exists to meet the extra-classroom needs of undergraduate mathematics students, and the MLSC is an essential part of our Success in Undergraduate Mathematics (SUMS) initiative.