Donation helps Delaware Tech students succeed in math

December 4, 2012
Delaware Tech student Jonathon Burke and mathematics instructor Molli Carter work in the Delaware Tech Math Center. SOURCE SUBMITTED

Delaware Tech recently announced a gift of $25,000 from Bank of America to continue the math tutoring program at the college. The partnership between Bank of America and Delaware Technical Community College to provide math tutoring has been in place since 2007.

This grant will enable the college to provide instructional and peer tutoring at each of the four campus locations in Delaware to assist students with their college math courses. The tutoring program helps students overcome barriers to degree completion.

All students must be adequately prepared for college-level mathematics in order to successfully progress into and complete programs of study. Many high-demand careers require math skills, including nursing, allied health, engineering, business and computer information systems.

Yet, many students entering community college lack proficiency to be successful in college-level math and will need at least one math course before advancing to courses that lead to a credential.

Because of the widespread lack of math readiness and the direct connection between math and student success, Delaware Tech and Bank of America will assist thousands of students statewide.

The tutoring centers are on each campus of Delaware Tech. Tutoring assistance is available by appointment or walk-in.