Center for Mathematics Excellence

Maybe it's been a while since you've taken a math class. Or perhaps numbers make you nervous. Not to worry. As a student at University of Phoenix, you can develop your skills and confidence in math through the Center for Mathematics Excellence (CME), our online resource available 24/7. It's an ideal refresher that covers everything from basic math terms to statistics.

We currently offer four services through CME at no charge:

Live Math Tutoring

Whether you're refreshing your math knowledge before or during a course, you can get real-time help with Live Math Tutoring. This tutoring is offered online in two formats:

  • Group classes are available for selected courses during scheduled times. Instructors use interactive whiteboards and teleconference phone calls so you and other students can discuss topics and questions from your course.

  • One-on-one sessions are available 24/7 and are conducted by trained tutors through live chat (no audio). Our tutors use an interactive whiteboard to demonstrate math concepts for you.

Step-by-Step Math Review

If you have an algebra class coming up, you can sharpen your skills beforehand with Step-by-Step Math Review. It's a simple, engaging tool that adapts to your proficiency level, so you can learn at your own pace. You can choose from 14 interactive lessons featuring practice problems, tutorials and examples for you to review.

Building Math Confidence

If you’re not sure where to start and need to focus on the basics, the Building Math Confidence tool within CME addresses those concerns with two refreshers:

  • PhoenixMath® acts like a virtual mentor, helping you build on concepts as you learn them. It guides you through basic math vocabulary and algebra concepts at a pace that's comfortable for you, until you're ready to go on to the next level.

  • If the thought of jumping into a college-level math course gives you the jitters, be sure to visit Overcoming Math Anxiety. It offers ways to help you overcome any apprehension you may have with all things math-related.

Running Start

Need more advanced math assistance that goes beyond the basics? Running Start is an automated, web-based tool — available 24/7 — that allows you to drill down to review multiple subjects: Pre-algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2 and Introduction to Statistics (for both undergraduate and graduate students). It's rich with features such as tutorial presentations, videos by subject, self-assessments, practice tests and math problems.

Math Help community on PhoenixConnect

In addition to the tried-and-true math refreshers available through the Center for Mathematics Excellence, students can connect online with peers, faculty and CME staff via the Math Help community on our PhoenixConnect® academic social network. You can visit the community 24/7 to join discussions, ask questions about math terms and learn how to use CME resources. The community is monitored by students and instructors for the benefit of everyone who needs math support.

Have questions about our Center for Mathematics Excellence? Call an Enrollment Representative at 866.766.0766.

Ready to get started?

Talk to one of our specially trained representatives about going back to school.