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MSU Denver Student Expectations - Peer Study

  • Our goal is to help you.  The Peer Study program has been successful in helping students learn the course material and succeed in their math class.  Make the most of this experience by working hard to achieve the highest grade possible.  Be willing to help others and work together.
  • Attend both your math class and  peer study class regularly.
    • For the spring and fall semesters, peer study students are allowed 6 absences for the entire semester.
    • For summer semester:  If you are attending a summer peer study class (mth 0008) that meets twice a week, you are allowed 4 absences for the entire semester.  If you are attending a summer peer study class that meets three times a week (MTH 0011, MTH 0012, MTH 0031), you are allowed 5 absences for the entire semester.
    • These allowable absences are for illnesses and family emergencies.  If you exceed the allowable absences, you may be withdrawn from your math class and peer study session.  This policy is strictly enforced.  In general, there are no excused absences.  (See your signed Agreement to Attend a Mathematics Supplemental Academic Instruction Program.
  • Account for your absences.  Your peer study instructor may call or e-mail you regarding your absences if you do not contact them prior to or following an absence.  You may contact your peer study instructor by phone, by e-mail, or by leaving a written message in your peer study instructor's mailbox in the Math Department office in SI-1022.
  • MTH 0011 and MTH 0031 peer study classes will have “Mastery Quizzes” to complete in peer study.  After you complete a homework section, do the quiz problem(s) associated with your homework.  You need to get every problem correct to show that you mastered these problems. Re-do each problem until it is correct. These quizzes will help you do well on your in class exams.
  • In order to be counted present, students must be on time and must be working on math for the full session.  Work only on math.  If you have finished or do not have an assignment, your peer study instructor can provide problems for you to do.  You can work on quizzes, chapter reviews and materials located at  You could also read ahead in the textbook to be better prepared for your next math class.
  • Use the computers in the peer study classes to work on online math homework.  If more than 3 students need the computers, please printout your online homework and use the computers just to input your answers so that all of the other students can have access.  You may also use personal computers to do online homework in peer study.
  • Please show courtesy to your fellow students and instructor.  Excessive socializing interferes with the concentration of other students.   Turn off your cell phones during the peer study session.
  • Notify your peer study instructor about upcoming tests so he/she can help you prepare.  There are review materials for MTH 1110 and MTH 1310 available online at
  • Your peer study instructors will work with a group or individual briefly and then move on to another group or individual.  For one-on-one tutoring, you can go to the Math tutoring lab in SI-1046 or the MSU Denver Tutoring Center in SSB-220 (Student Success Building 220) during your free time.
  • Do not expect your peer study instructor to help you with take-home quizzes or tests unless the course instructor clearly indicates on the quiz or test that student may have help. You may ask the peer study instructor to do problems similar to the ones on the take-home quiz or test.
  • Please note that your MSU Denver e-mail is the official means of communication.  Please check it regularly for announcements and other correspondence from your peer study instructor, or the peer study staff. 

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