Housed in the Tiger Learning Commons of the Library, the Quantitative Reasoning and Skills (QRS) Center is part of Trinity’s growing network of academic support for students. We provide students with drop-in support for introductory-level courses with a quantitative component. In particular, we have course tutors for lower-division mathematics courses, as well as supplemental tutors to support students in chemistry, economics, and physics, among other quantitative disciplines.

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Tutoring Support Areas

The QRS Center offers students personalized, one-on-one assistance with academic endeavors involving mathematics or statistics, including:

  Peer tutoring in quantitatively-demanding coursework (e.g., mathematics, statistics, physics, economics, etc.)

  Reviews of basic problem solving and quantitative reasoning skills (e.g., solving equations, graphing, trigonometry)

  Workshops throughout the year covering a spectrum of topics

  Help preparing for academic endeavors involving mathematics or statistics (e.g., preparing for the GRE)

  Help developing your skills in mathematics- or statistics-related software, such as R or LaTeX

Tutoring Session Types and Hours

  1. In-Person Visit

    Hours: Sunday through Thursday, 3-9p.m.

    We provide drop-in help with nearly any course with a quantitative component. You do not need to make an appointment to visit. Check out the QRS Center tutoring schedule to see when particular tutors are working.

  2. Drop-In Zoom Room

    Hours: Sunday through Thursday, 8-9p.m.

    While the bulk of our hours are in person, we also offer Zoom drop-in hours for folks who prefer the convenience of visiting remotely. Check out our tutor schedule to see who is working remotely at a given time, and then send them an email to them directly on the day you'd like to meet over Zoom so that they can be prepared in the room. The Zoom link for the QRS Center is here: https://trinity.zoom.us/my/qrscenter

Prepare for your Tutoring Session

Because learning is an active process, it is important that you wrestle with the problems or material prior to visiting with your tutor, as well as follow up after the session with self-study and practice. Once you have worked through problems and formulated questions, be sure to bring them to your visit with the tutor. Additionally, to benefit the most from this resource, we highly recommend staying in contact with your course instructor and visiting office hours regularly.

ALEKS and Math Placement

The Quantitative Reasoning and Skills Center works in tandem with the Mathematics Department to organize the mathematics placement process, and in particular, the ALEKS assessment for students interested in enrolling in Calculus I. To learn more about ALEKS or about the Calculus II Readiness Exam, visit the math placement TLEARN page by logging on with your Trinity credentials, or read through the placement exams overview page.