June 22, 2020

From June 22 through July 24, the Learning Center at Ball State University will participate in GEAR UP for College Math, providing free online math tutoring to 2020 high school graduates to help them prepare for college math placement and math courses, regardless of where they continue their education.

The goal of the program, funded by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education in partnership with the Indiana GEAR UP program, is to help college-bound students close the learning gap that may have occurred due to COVID-19 school closures and the subsequent transition to online learning.

This program is designed to ease the transition into college-level math courses by providing intensive, individualized math tutoring and practice. The program is open to all recent high school graduates, including 21st Century Scholars and first-generation college students.

“The impact to the community is one of building trust and partnership,” said Jennifer Haley, director of Ball State’s Learning Center. “Ball State University is here to help students succeed in whatever college they choose to attend.”

Under the program, students and/or parents will be able to arrange one-on-one tutoring appointments with trained Ball State Learning Center math tutors, free of charge. Tutoring will be tailored to each student and may include fundamental arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, and math applications.

Tutoring sessions will take place via WebEx, a video chat platform that provides a whiteboard, screen sharing, and web browsing. If students do not have reliable internet access, the tutoring sessions can take place via a phone call.

For more information, visit bsu.edu/learningcenter or email learncenter@bsu.edu.