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-- your name,
-- the course you're in (e.g. ECO 150),
-- the instructor's name,
-- the material with which you need help.
Send this information to qlctutor <at> smith{dot}edu
* If you give us at least 24 hours notice, we are likely to be able to connect you with a tutor.
* If you want an appointment with the Data Research and Statistics Counselor, we may need 36-48 hours notice.
* If you want an appointment with the Calculus Counselor, please use the link next to her hours here.

General Inquiries about tutoring and appointments:
Neilson Library, Second Floor North
Ext. 3091



Catherine McCune, former visiting professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Smith, is the center’s inaugural director. McCune received her doctoral degree in mathematics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She came to Smith College after post-doctoral positions at the Technische Universitaet Berlin and the University of Connecticut at Storrs, where she pursued research in the theory of minimal surfaces.

Calculus Counselor

Patricia Sipe received her PhD in differential geometry from Cornell University. Besides teaching mathematics at Smith College, she has also served as the Director of Graduate Programs.

Data Research and Statistics Counselor

Vahab Khademi is is a graduate student at UMass, working towards the MSc in Statistics at the Mathematics and Statistics Department and towards a PhD in Educational Measurement. His current research interests include Behavioral Statistics, Educational Statistics, Psychometric Modeling, Language Assessment, Item Response Theory, Computer Adaptive Testing, and Differential Item Functioning.

Administrative Assistant

Kate Senecal most recently worked as an Administrative Associate at EL Education, a national education reform-oriented non-profit organization based in Amherst. She has an MFA in Writing with a fiction concentration from Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2013.


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