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Math 53

Formats of Service for Math 53 (Fall 2018)

Faculty Lec. Time
Study Group
Sethian, J TuTh 5-6:30
Tataru, D TuTh 8-9:30

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Adjunct Course: Math 98 for Math 53

SLC Math 53 Adjunct Intake/Sign-Up Form

Worksheets for the Math 53 Adjunct (You must be logged into your CalNet/bMail account)

Math 98/53 is a 1-unit supplemental course taken in conjunction with Math 53 that integrates academic content from the Math 53 lecture with study strategies, exam preparation and critical reading techniques.  Our course goal is to improve students' problem-solving ability, test-taking strategies and study-strategies in order to enhance engagement and performance in the Math 53 course. Skills gained in the Math 98 course are intentionally transferable and can be successfully applied to subsequent quantitative courses as well.

Adjuncts begin meeting the first week of classes and the first meeting is announced in lecture. If you are interested in enrolling in the Adjunct you must enroll or be on the waiting list of the lecture that the Adjunct course is supporting. In order to enroll, you must attend the first meeting or contact the Adjunct instructor by the day of the first meeting.  The instructor distributes the course number to all students who have shown commitment to the course by the end of the Adjustment Period.  This allows you to check out the Adjunct before you fully commit.  Please note that enrollment is limited to 25 students, so students must attend the first meeting or contact the Adjunct instructor (Michael Wong: ) by the day of the first meeting.

Faculty Lec. Time Adj. Instructor Adj. Time Location
Tataru, D TuTh 8-9:30



MWF 9-10

MWF 1-2

131 Campbell

113 Chavez

Study Groups 

The study group leader facilitates students working together on worksheets and discussing material in small groups. The study group leader also summarizes key concepts, reviews for the lecture exams, and addresses individual questions during office hours.

Study Groups begin the 3rd week of instruction and continue until the end of instruction. Just attend any session and add your name and SID to the sign-in sheet. Students may attend the study group at any point in the semester.

If you cannot attend the study group for your lecture, you may attend the other study group, but note that the pacing and emphasis will be geared towards the professor the study group is assigned to.

Faculty Lec. Time SG Leader SG Time Location

Sethian, J

Tataru, D

TuTh 5-6:30

TuTh 8-9:30

Munshi, N

Th 4-5

587 Barrows (No Meeting 09/28, Resumes 10/2)


Drop-In Tutoring is a collaborative space designed to encourage students to work with tutors or each other on problem sets, concepts, theory, or anything else related to the material in their courses. The tutors may provide a conceptual framework on a given concept or create parallel problems to assess and develop content mastery. Typically there are 10 to 15 tutors available every hour to work with students in small groups or individually. 

Drop-In Tutoring is free for all students and starts the 3rd week of instruction and continues until the end of instruction. Students should sign in at the Math/Stat Drop-In computer in the Cesar Chavez Atrium by room 103. Drop-In Tutoring is open Mon-Thu 10-4.