Quantitative & Symbolic Reasoning Center

Ben Smith, Director, QSR Center

The QSR Center is located in Christian A. Johnson 303.

*** UPDATE: The QSR Center will be open for drop-in tutoring this Sunday (8/30) at 4pm! ***


The Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning (QSR) Center, located in 303 Christian A. Johnson Hall, offers drop-in peer tutoring in introductory level courses containing a mathematics/quantitative component. Students may come to the center to work on homework, to work with a tutor, to review specific topics, or to use the resources of the computer lab and library.


The mission of the QSR center is to support students in the development of their academic skills, and to foster collaborative learning and intellectual growth.

Other programs offered by the Center include support for the Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning Requirement, help for the mathematics portion of the Graduate Record Exam, and workshops designed to accompany specific courses.

A New Tutoring Center: Challenges, Opportunities, and Surprises: Learn about the history and mission of the QSR Center in this presentation.


One on One Tutoring

The QSR Center now offers individual tutoring as a supplement to drop-in support. Click the above link to find more information.

Drop-in Tutor Schedule

Who Uses the Center?

If you are taking an introductory or upper-level quantitative course in Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, or Psychology, you may drop in any time when tutors are available for the course you are taking.

Some students may be referred to the Center by their professors. Some professors may ask an entire class to come to the Center to review skills needed for success in the course.