Posted at 5 p.m. April 4, 2017

Gearing students for success

Pi shop: Math Center serving knowledge

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Study Buddies:

Sitting in the Pi Shop: former tutor Cori Davis (left) and student Cortney Mapus (right) talk through a math problem.

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“Research has shown that just talking about the subject that they are studying can help memorize and beneficial to the students.”

Jennifer Dempsey

Director of Learning Commons

Pi can save your grade. If you visit the Pi Shop: Math Center at Laramie County Community College, that is.

“The Pi Shop is open to any enrolled students needing a place to do homework or to receive help on any course in math,” said Jennifer Dempsey, the learning commons director. “Tutors from the Success Center have been transferred over to the Pi Shop along with new tutors for extra help.”

Its hours are 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Fridays. The Pi Shop is in the Arp building 102 and 104, the same spot the Math Center was.

“Walk-ins are accepted every day but, if students feel as if an appointment will help, they are more than welcome to do so,” Dempsey said.

“We want all students to have support and all of the assistance the they need right away,” Dempsey said.

“Getting help is one step closer to not failing,” Dempsey said. “There is no harm in getting help whether they are soaring in their classes or struggling, (students) can benefit from having an appointment in some type academic center,” Dempsey said. “Research has shown that just talking about the subject that they are studying can help” with memorization and retention.


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