Free resources offered in the Math Learning Center

As finals are approaching at Del Mar College, students may find themselves overwhelmed in their courses. However, the Math Learning Center is always open to assisting all students, not just math majors, free of charge.

The Math Learning Center offers a wide variety of resources to students including handouts, TSI preparation, textbooks, calculators, computers, printers, Wi-Fi, and so much more.

These resources are not only focused on those studying their math courses, students studying science courses may also receive assistance from the Math Learning Center.

Jolette Bautista, a nursing major, said that she considers the Math Learning Center as her safe space.

“I felt very scared of my math courses because I felt I wasn’t good at math,” Bautista said, “When I entered the Math Learning Center, they made me feel welcomed and they didn’t make me feel dumb in a way.”

Bianca Lopez, an assistant instructor of the Math Learning Center, said that the center also hosts factoring workshops. These workshops were held at the beginning of the semester and will also be held towards the end as well to prepare students for their finals.

“Usually, people have a lot of trouble with factoring and it’s kind of in a wide range of the math topics,” Lopez said, “You see it in calculus. You see it in elementary all the way to intermediate, regular college algebra, trigonometry; everything is going to have factoring.”

For students wanting to visit the Math Learning Center in person, assistance can be provided at the Heritage campus in the Solomon Coles Bldg. CB room 117; the Windward campus in the Academic Learning Center in the Emerging Technology Bldg. ET room A123; and the Oso Creek campus in the STEM Bldg. ST room 234.

The Math Learning Center also offers online services to those taking online courses or simply just want to stay in the comfort of their own homes.

Online services can be provided through Accudemia, a cloud-based academic center management system.

To receive support online, use your login credentials from Canvas (DMC email and Canvas password) to log in to the virtual meeting through the link the Math Learning Center provides through their online page. You will then be greeted in the main session and then invited to join a breakout room with a tutor.

Lopez said that statistically, struggling students perform better in their math courses if they come to the Math Learning Center consistently.

“A lot of people have bad feelings, and it can be really stressful,” Lopez said, “And so we’re here to try to keep people calm and help you through those emotions of trying to get through these really difficult classes.”

To keep up with the Math Learning Center’s events, follow them on Instagram, @dmc.mlc.

The center is open at the Heritage campus Mon- Thurs from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., Fri from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., and Sat from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.; the Windward campus Mon-Thurs from 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; and the Oso Creek campus Mon-Thurs from 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

For more information, contact the Heritage campus location at (361) 698-1579, the Oso Creek campus location at (361) 698-3979, and the Windward campus location at (361) 698-1860. The center can also be contacted through email at

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