(September 9, 2010) — New College of Florida has announced the fall schedule for its popular — and free — community math clinic. Every Sunday from September 12 through November 21, New College of Florida students are offering free lessons and advice to people of all ages in Sarasota and Manatee counties to help them sharpen their math skills. The program is particularly popular among area middle school and high school students who need help with algebra, geometry and calculus. The walk-in clinics operate out of the Selby Public Library (1331 First Street, 941-861-1120) in downtown Sarasota between 2:00 and 4:00 pm. each Sunday.
Originally created by New College of Florida math professor Eirini Poimenidou in the late 1990s, the New College Math Clinic is open to anyone with math-related questions, seeking to overcome a math phobia, looking to return to school but in need of a math refresher, or interested in discussing mathematical topics with fellow enthusiasts. No registration or prior arrangement is necessary. Pencils, protractors, assorted worksheets and a limited supply of calculators are available each week. Please note that tutors cannot assist with tax preparation or offer any financial or accounting services’ advice.
For more information on the New College Math Clinic, please contact student coordinator Tania Harrison at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Selby Public Library at (941) 861-1120. You may also visit the math clinic website at http://ncf.edu/programs/math-clinic.