WHAT IS THE VALUE OF MATHEMATICS EXCELLENCE?
Working learners often find that they need additional assistance with specific subject areas — frequently writing and math skills. [ To that end, University of Phoenix has developed the Center for Writing Excellence and the Center for Mathematics Excellence, which provide current University of Phoenix students with additional support in these critical areas.
Heather Lunsford, MAEd, MA, is
Product Director for the Center for Writing Excellence (CWE), and her colleague Ruth Geiman, PhD, is Product Director for the Center for Mathematics Excellence (CME). “Students should be coming to our centers to continue their studies and also grow their skills,” says Lunsford.
Both the CWE and CME provide multiple self-directed options for students to improve upon both their existing skillsets in writing and mathematics, as well as opportunities for one-on-one tutoring with a live instructor. “The Center for Mathematics Excellence has two basic functions,” says Dr. Geiman. “First, we offer review/refresh tutorials (called Running Start) that cover all levels of mathematics, from basic arithmetic all the way up to college-level statistics, linear algebra, and even physics. Many of our working learners, especially our graduate students, have not been in a traditional mathematics course for years, and they especially value these online tutorials. We want them to review what they already know, and hit the ground running.”
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