If you will be taking an online MTT class, the NOVA Online Success Coaches are here to help! We realize that math can be intimidating and sometimes overwhelming. To combat these concerns, we have developed a summary of free NOVA supports, resources and best practices to enhance your learning in MTT.
First, read your syllabus and other folders in your course Blackbaord! As noted in the course processes, you will begin MTT by taking the Syllabus Quiz, when you pass, inform you Professor and your pre-test will be unlocked.
Attend the Online MTT Lab – This lab is embedded in your MTT class as a resource for general questions regarding course content and concepts. MTT Professors are logged in and ready to help you! To access the Online Math Lab, click on the “Online Math Lab” link in your Blackboard page.
Promote Your Success: Watch course videos, take notes, view PowerPoint slides available in your MYMATHLAB.
Take advantage of free educational resources:
- Smarthinking: – Free online tutoring available 24/7 for NOVA Online students. http://eli.nvcc.edu/smarthinking.htm
- Khan Academy –Students can use Khan’s large library resource database and partake in interactive assessments, challenges and even some helpful videos on a variety of math topics. https://www.khanacademy.org/
- InterAct Math – Provides free multiple choice practice problems from a great assortment of math textbooks. http://interactmath.com/
- Study Blue: Enhance your study skills, https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/studyblue/id323887414?mt=8
Manage Your Time Well: When taking an online class, it is important to plan ahead and manage your time well. If time management is not your strength, take a few minutes to review our free workshop, Time Management: Strategies for Success: www.studentlingo.com/nvcc.
Develop a Routine: Think of this class as an on-campus class where attendance is expected. Keep up with your pre and post-tests, homework and log into the math labs. Be sure to read the announcements/ check emails daily. View the free online workshop, 10 Tips for Success in Your Online Course. Although the instruction in MTT is individualized and you can progress as quickly as you like, you must complete a minimum number of quizzes and tests per week to make satisfactory progress.
Be proactive! Maintain communication with your instructor throughout the semester. If you have questions or need direction with an assignment, make an appointment. Don’t know what to say: 10 quick steps to e-mailing your instructor!
Enhance your Skills-Free Math Workshops: If math is challenging, take time to view our free online workshops located on Student lingo. http://www.studentlingo.com/nvcc. How to Succeed in Math, How to Overcome Math Anxiety.
Repeating MTT: If you are unable to complete all of the Units, some work can be imported if it is within the same semester—consult with your Professor.
Publisher Access Code: Your Access Code will last until you are finished with all of your MTT.
Completing MTT Units 2 and/or 3: When checking into the testing center, a formula sheet, containing the volume formulas only, will be provided for the pre and post-tests. If they do not provide one, just ask. (If you are using a Proctor, they should have one as well.)
Your NOVA Online Success Coach is here to help you navigate the semester with success. They can refer you to free tutoring, assist with time management, help with organization, and answer any questions about MTT or other other online classes, reach out to your Success Coach, firstname.lastname@example.org or 703.323.3347.