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Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

Learning Center (ULC)

Learning Center

217 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1000
Ph: 716-645-2394
F: 716-645-6143
W: tlc.buffalo.edu
Angela Samul
Coordinator

The Learning Environment

The Thomas J. Edwards Learning Center offers students an opportunity to develop their learning skills through credit-bearing courses in Pre-Calculus. Qualified instructors present courses in a personalized atmosphere enhanced by tutorial assistance.

Learning Center courses are open to any undergraduate student enrolled at the university. While the center is not a degree-awarding program, it does offer courses that carry regular academic credit.

Fundamental to the center is its free tutoring program, available on a walk-in basis, to university-enrolled undergraduate students. The Math Place offers students a comfortable and encouraging environment to receive assistance with their learning. Tutoring is offered for the following courses: ULC 147, ULC 148, MTH 121, MTH 122, MTH 131, MTH 141, & MTH 142.

About Our Facilities

The Thomas J. Edwards Learning Center is housed in Baldy Hall on the north campus. The main office is in room 217. Instructor offices are located in rooms 213 and 215 and the Math Place is in room 211. Each instructor office contains a white board and two computers that can be utilized during office hours to support students’ understanding of content and allow them access to online homework platforms.

The Math Place is equipped with tables and whiteboards for students to work at that encourage collaboration. Other resources available for student use include calculators, pencils, scrap paper, and the textbooks associated with each course that tutoring is offered for. The Math Place is a technology-friendly environment, offering wi-fi and plenty of outlets for students to use their own devices to access online homework platforms.

About Our Faculty

Faculty members in the Learning Center include a coordinator, a graduate teaching assistant, and eight to twelve instructors. All faculty members have backgrounds in mathematics, mathematics education, or a related field, and most have experience teaching mathematics in other areas including secondary education and at other higher education institutions. The coordinator oversees the instructional operations of the Learning Center while also serving as an instructor for mathematics courses. The graduate teaching assistant is directly responsible for staffing and running the Math Place and teaching Learning Center courses. While all of the instructors in the Learning Center are adjuncts, there is a stable core of instructors who have been with the department for at least ten years. Instructors are readily available during office hours to assist students who need additional support with course content.

ULC Courses


  • ULC 147LEC Intermediate Algebra
    Lecture

    Explores operations on the real numbers, problem solving, operations on polynomial and rational expressions, equations with rational exponents, solving systems of linear equations and inequalities in one or two variables, and factoring. Introduces quadratic equations.

    Credits: 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Other Requisites: ULC 147 Requisite: Course is not open to students who have previously taken a higher level math course, i.e., ULC 148, MTH 115, MTH 121, MTH 122, MTH 131, MTH 141 or MTH 142.
  • ULC 148LEC Algebra and Trigonometry
    Lecture

    Reviews precalculus algebra and trigonometry, emphasizing functions (transformations, combinations, and composite functions). Topics include graphing and applications of linear, inverse, quadratic, polynomial and rational functions; limits and the derivatives; exponential and logarithmic functions and applications; and trigonometric functions emphasizing sine and cosine.

    Credits: 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Other Requisites: ULC 148 Requisite: Course is not open to students who have previously taken a higher level math course, i.e., MTH 115, MTH 121, MTH 122, MTH 131, MTH 141 or MTH 142.
  • ULC 499TUT Independent Study
    Tutorial

    Individualized instruction on topics not covered in regular courses. Independent research or applied project under faculty supervision.

    Credits: 1 - 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Learning Center

217 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1000
Ph: 716-645-2394
F: 716-645-6143
W: tlc.buffalo.edu
Angela Samul
Coordinator
Published: November 16, 2017 08:32:58 AM