UMass Boston

Math Tutoring & Advising

Taffee Tanimoto Mathematics Resource Center

The Taffee Tanimoto Mathematics Resource Center, named in honor of the founding Chair of Mathematics at UMass Boston, is a drop-in help center operated by the Department of Mathematics, serving all students enrolled in our 100 and 200-level courses. The Center offers technical assistance with the Edfinity online homework platform and provides subject tutoring for most 100 and 200-level mathematics courses.

Location: The Center is situated in room W-3-154-30, inside the main Mathematics Department space on the third floor of Wheatley, adjacent to the Venture Development Center.

Current Hours of Operation: (Summer 2024)

  • Mondays: 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Tuesdays: 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Wednesdays: 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Thursdays: 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Fridays: Closed

The Center is closed on all University holidays.

For the detailed Tanimoto Weekly Schedule, please refer to the provided PDF document.

While drop-ins are welcome, we recommend reserving an appointment, especially during peak usage hours.

Reserve an Appointment 

The Tanimoto Center is staffed by advanced mathematics students who have excelled in their introductory courses and possess the ability to communicate mathematical concepts clearly to a non-specialist audience. If you need more information about the Tanimoto Center, please reach out to TanimotoCenter@umb.edu.

For details on becoming a tutor, visit our Student Resources page.

Advising Resources

All students who have completed at least fifty (50) credits should receive advising from a Mathematics Department faculty member. You can find the name of your advisor in WISER. Please contact us at math@umb.edu if you need to be assigned a faculty advisor or if you have questions about your program.

For a brief overview of our programs, advice for aspiring mathematics majors, and examples of careers for math majors, check out our information for mathematics majors slideshow.

Applied and Pure Mathematics (BS) Program

The Applied and Pure Mathematics Concentration is the most “traditional” concentration and students pursuing it will have a solid foundation for various math careers ahead of them. Students interested in going to graduate school in fields like mathematics or physics or working on mathematical modeling in industry or research laboratories, might want to consider the Applied and Pure Mathematics Concentration.

Computational Mathematics (BS) Program

The Computational Mathematics Concentration provides broad math education with an emphasis on computer and mathematical models as tools to solve real-world problems. Students graduating in this concentration would be qualified to look for jobs, for example, in actuarial companies, finance, machine learning industry or apply to grad schools in computational and data-driven sciences, like computer science, engineering or medical research.

Mathematics for Teaching (BA) Program

The Mathematics for Teaching Concentration provides broad math education with a focus on the development of math ideas and math reasoning. Students who are interested in teaching math, math education, developing educational software or other educational tools for math might consider this concentration.

Mathematics Minor

Whether you wish to pursue an undergraduate degree in preparation for advancement in your career or advancement in your studies, obtaining a minor in mathematics will assist you in your goals. A minor in mathematics can be tailored to complement many different majors and will provide you with analytical and technical skills that will make your résumé stand apart. Obtaining a minor in mathematics requires the completion of just seven courses in the Department of Mathematics.