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Where Students Become Heroes and Conquer Math!

Does the thought of taking math classes make you nervous? Fear not, for we are here to help! Should you choose to join our team, you will gain the guidance and tutorship needed to leap through remedial math and complete college-level math.

Program Criteria

Do you need to complete one or more of the following math courses?

  • MTH20 (Pre-Algebra)
  • MTH60 (Fundamentals of Algebra)
  • MTH243R (Corequisite Support Course for MTH243)

Do you meet one or more of the following criteria?

  • First Generation College Student - The parent or guardian with whom the student was raised has not completed a four-year college degree (Bachelor's degree)
  • Low-income ((e.g., recipient of one or more of the following: Pell Grant, SNAP, TANF, WIC, Free & Reduced Lunch)?
  • Non-traditional student (e.g., over age 25, single parent, criminal history)
  • Student of color
  • Minority student
  • Undocumented or DACA student    
  • LGBTQ++
  • Under age 18
  • Emancipated minor
  • GED® / ABS student
  • Student with disabilities to include mental health barriers

Program Requirements

Participants must complete the following requirements during each term in order to remain program eligible to earn our scholarships.

  • Enroll in math course (MTH60 or MTH243)
  • Enroll in our MTH60 Non-Credit Support Lab or MTH243 Corequisite Support Course (Passcode required for registration)
  • Commit to regular attendance in both math course and support lab
  • Enroll at least half-time (6 credits or more)
  • Check-in with program staff once per term

What We Offer

Personalized Check-Ins

Program staff provide a guided pathways check-in with program participants that ensures timely progress towards educational goals.

Classroom Support

Enrollment in the co-requisite lab provides program participants with additional math support including assistance with coursework completion and test preparation.

Math Peer Coaches

Coaches provide tutoring to program participants inside of lab and during open office hours.

Workshops

A variety of workshops are offered throughout the year geared towards helping participants connect with resources, reduce stress and prepare for future careers.

Textbook and Supplies Scholarship

Eligible program participants will receive a Textbook and Supplies Scholarship after completion of a Guided Pathways check-in with program staff - contingent upon the availability of funds.

Math Course Completion Scholarship

Eligible program participants will receive a Math Course Completion Scholarship upon successful completion of their math course - contingent upon the availability of funds.

LEAP Option for MTH20 Students

Students placed into MTH20 have the opportunity to leap ahead by enrolling in our MTH60 Support Lab and a MTH60 course prior to the start of the term. Interested students should have the ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions and work with negative numbers. Regular attendance is highly recommended to help ensure success.

MTH243 with Corequisite Support Class

Program participants enrolled in a MTH243 course with MTH243R (Corequisite support course) will have access to Math Peer Coaches and workshops. Participants will also be eligible to receive the Textbook and Supplies Scholarship and the Math Course Completion Scholarship upon successful fulfillment of program requirements.

Program at a Glance

  MTH20 Students MTH60 Students MTH243 Students

Required Math Course

MTH60 (Fundamentals of Algebra 1) Prerequisite override required

MTH60 (Fundamentals of Algebra 1)

MTH243 (Probability and Statistics)

Required Support Course:

MTH60 Support Lab (NONCSUPPORT)
Passcode Required

MTH60 Support Lab (NONCSUPPORT)
Passcode Required

Corequisite Support for MTH243 (MTH243R)
Passcode Required – Facilitated by the Mathematics Department outside of the Math Marvels program.

Math Peer Coaches

Provide tutoring during:

  • MTH60 Support Labs
  • Open office hours
  • By appointment

Provide tutoring during:

  • MTH60 Support Labs
  • Open office hours
  • By appointment

Provide tutoring during:

  • Open office hours
  • By appointment

Workshops

Various opportunities provided throughout the term

Textbook & Supply Scholarship

Awarded after completion of Guided Pathways Check-in with program staff
Contingent upon the availability of funds

Math Course Completion Scholarship

Awarded after successful completion of Math Course (MTH60 or MTH243)
Contingent upon the availability of funds

Winter Term Course Offerings

MATH 60 Support Lab
Monday & Wednesday
12:00 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. via Zoom
Instructor: Kathy Foster

MATH 60 Support Lab
Tuesday & Thursday
2:00 p.m. - 2:50 a.m. via Zoom
Instructor: Kathy Foster


Our Team

Nicole Kieffer
Nicole Kieffer
Administrative Assistant
Kathy Foster
Kathy Foster
Instructor MTH60 Support Lab
Anna Meek
Anna Meek
MTH60 Peer Math Coach
Kelsey Carlson
Kelsey Carlson
MTH60 and MTH243 Peer Math Coach
Andrew Millenheft
Andrew Mellenheft
MTH243 Peer Math Coach

Application to Apply

(Please Note: Math Marvels cannot accept new participants past the third week of each term: fall, winter, and spring. Students applying after the third week will be placed on a waitlist for the following term.)