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Tutoring Services: Types of Tutoring: Embedded Tutoring

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What is Embedded Tutoring?

Embedded Tutoring is tutoring that is required as part of a course, in the same way hands-on labs are required for many MATC courses. We offer two types here at MATC, Co-Requisite course tutoring and Mathematical Reasoning course tutoring

MATC recently began offering additional teaching and tutoring support for select general-education math and English courses, called Learrner-Supported Courses. These gateway courses are designed to ensure student progress through academic programs: Students who take these courses do not have to take pre-requisite courses to get into the math or English courses required as part of their programs. This saves students both time and money.

The English department offers some of their gateway courses with "enhanced instruction," which means the course instructor spends additional class time with students. The courses may or may not have an embedded tutor.

Both the math and English departments offer gateway content courses that are matched with "co-requisite support courses" taught by support instructors. Math courses are assigned embedded tutors.

Instructors in any of the courses may choose to work with students to create a Learner Success Plan (LSP). This plan is the student's personalized guide to successfully completing the course. During the semester, the student, both instructors and the tutor follow the LSP, revising it as needed.

This Learner-Supported model is likely to be used in more and more advanced courses over time.

Course Catalog advanced search results for math courses with co-requisite (CR) courses look like this:

MathCR-107-004 and MATHCR-701-004

Course Catalog subject search results for CR and Enhanced (E) English courses look like this:


MATH-134, Mathematical Reasoning, is a quantitative reasoning course that serves as a mathematics requirement for programs. This course may be used as the first of a two part sequence that ends with Quantitative Reasoning as the capstone general education math requirement.

There is no prerequisite for taking MATH-134. However, MATH-134 may serve as the prerequisite for MATH-200, Intermediate Algebra.

The MATH-134 course uses the curriculum of Carnegie Quantway Core and the online platform of Realizeit. It is a contextualized math curriculum designed to help students use math in real-world examples. It is a late-start 12-week course at MATC.

The course is not lecture-driven. During class time, the instructor introduces a lesson and then functions as a guide, moving between small groups that collaborate and discuss how to solve a given problem. The instructor summarizes the results and methods used by the groups and answers questions related to the problem.

Students are encouraged to find and apply various strategies for solving a given problem in small groups. Active participation of each group member is expected during the constructive struggle of solving the problems. They:

  • plan
  • work
  • reflect

Tutors support the student and instructors by welcoming a variety of problem-solving strategies. They guide students with open-ended and probing questions to discover how to achieve the answer to a problem. They encourage students to complete their online homework in Realizeit to achieve success in the course.

Homework falls into two categories: preparation, which is homework to be completed before the lesson (class); and exercises, to be completed after the lesson (class).

As needed, tutors offer additional tutoring sessions after class using the Supplemental Instruction mode of tutoring.

Course Catalog advanced search results for math courses with co-requisite (CR) courses look like this:

course catalog serach results for Math-134


Tutoring Services is open in C286 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday for Summer semester.