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Moberly Campus - Main Building - 2nd Floor, East Wing of the Library

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Phone: 660-263-4110 extension 11310
FAX: 660-263-6448


Academic Resource Center Staff


Jill Gosseen
Main Building, Room 218
660.263.4100 x11310
Academic Resource Center Coordinator

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Let the Academic Resource Center help you....

* discover your individual learning style
* study more efficiently
* make better grades

Your success is our main concern! Located in the east wing of the Library, on the 2nd floor of the Main Building, on the Moberly Campus, the Academic Resource Center is open for your convenience at the following hours: Monday through Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m., Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., and Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

* Macintosh or Windows-based computers provide word processing and tutorial programs covering a variety of subjects.

* Professional and CRLA certified peer tutors provide individual and small group assistance.

* Use the Academic Resource Center as a study area, or request help to organize group study or review sessions for specific classes.

Occasionally it is necessary for instructors to use the Academic Resource Center computers for classes. Please check the large calendar on the table before entering the Academic Resource Center for reserved class times so you will be sure to find a time that works for you, though we do try to ensure some computer availability at all times. When in doubt, ask a tutor.

Questions concerning the Academic Resource Center? Contact Jill Gosseen

MACC Academic Resource Center Faculty and Staff


Jane Roads

(Academic Resource Center Director / Professor of Mathematics)

Math is a power issue. It is the barrier to higher education for many people. Students tend to think they don't have "math minds," but only in this country. Other cultures consider math a skill to be developed, not a genetic flaw/quirk to be accommodated.

I would like to think I am a shop teacher of sorts, helping students learn to use the math power tool in order to do whatever thinking/work they have ahead of them (or all around them). Or maybe the analogy of a driver's license - a math license - to be able to go where they want to go in the academic world, or the money world, or the philosophical world.

Class homework is posted at http://www.tristateonline.org/




Jill Gosseen

(Academic Resource Center Coordinator)



Nancy Ketchum

(Associate Professor of Mathematics)

One of my favorite quotes is, "Mathematics is the alphabet with which God has written the universe."...Galileo. A comment that I make many times in my classes is, "Math is all around you. It is everywhere, in nature, in architecture, as we drive down the street, as we sit in our homes, etc. If you do not see or understand it, that does not mean it doesn't exist, it only means you are unaware of how it works. We must develop an understanding of how math works in our lives or we become dependent upon those who do."

In my classes, I try to discuss math in a very understandable manner with many references to the math that is present in our everyday lives, and I also attempt to present the material in a format that is understandable to most students. Learning can take place during the semester ONLY if the students work and practice what is presented. My desire is that students have not only a much greater understanding of math in general, but also a greater appreciation of the math in the universe around them.

Class homework is posted at http://www.tristateonline.org/