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Math, Accounting, Physics, and Engineering Learning Center (MAPEL)

Germantown Campus
MAPEL Center Germantown
Summer 2024: To continue to provide safe and accessible support, the Learning Centers will offer both virtual and in-person tutoring and support services. Check each center’s website for hours and availability. Email the Learning Centers for assistance.

Accudemianew window is the new scheduling system for MC learning centers. You can use Accudemianew window to make tutoring appointments, meet with a tutor online, and receive written feedback.

We are looking forward to your feedback regarding this new system, so if you run into any issues or simply want to share your opinion, please contact us.
Fall/Spring Semester Hours
  • Monday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Tuesday through Thursday: 9 a.m.–7 p.m.
  • Friday: 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
  • Sunday: Closed 

Online Tutoring is available at Accudemianew window.

The Math, Accounting, Physics, and Engineering Learning Center (MAPEL) at the Germantown Campus is a friendly learning environment. We provide services including tutoring, calculator rentals, a computer lab, text books/solution manuals, and other study materials. Computers are available in the MAPEL Center. Sign onto the computers using your MyMC username and password.

We offer a supportive environment outside the classroom where you can work together with your classmates on your homework, get help from the faculty or student tutors, study for an upcoming exam, or take advantage of our other resources. 

You must have an MC ID to use the MAPEL Center. 

Location: Student Affairs (SA) Building, Room 202  (campus map and directions
Phone: 240-567-1947

 Student Resources

Free tutoring is available on a walk-in basis during opening hours for current enrolled students taking Math, Accounting, Physics and Engineering courses at Montgomery College. Tutors in the MAPEL Center are members of the faculty, MAPEL Center staff or outstanding student tutors. Please bring your MC ID to sign in at our front desk and sit anywhere at our many tables. When you have questions, just get our attention and we will come and help you.

Tutoring service covers Math, Accounting, Physics and Engineering courses in Montgomery College. In the fall/spring, tutoring is available 9am - 9pm on Monday to Thursday and 9am - 5pm on Friday and Saturday. In the summer, tutoring is available from 9:30am – 7pm on Monday to Thursday and 10am - 4pm on Friday. Check the below schedules for tutoring availability.

TI-83 and TI-84 scientific calculators are available to rent at no cost.

  1. Short-term calculators must be returned the same day they are checked out. You need to provide an MC ID and a phone number.
  2. Long-term calculators are available for the entire semester and must be returned by Friday of finals week.  To rent, bring a completed Long-term Calculator Loan form (available in the Center or for download here (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader - Link opens in new window)  ) including the instructor’s signature, and 4 unopened AAA batteries to the Center.

Textbooks and solution manuals are available for most of Math, Accounting, Physics and Engineering courses at Germantown campus.  They can be borrowed using an MC ID for use in the center only.

In addition, there are a variety of supplemental textbooks available for you to use on the back bookshelves.

Montgomery College library also provides textbooks and reference books.

On racks next to the front desk, we have copies of formula sheets and tutorials for algebra, statistics, calculus, accounting, and more that are free to take.

  • Mapel Center's Google Drivenew window: The Mapel Center's files containing various handouts and final exam reviews
  • Smarthinking:  Online 24/7 tutoring for all MC students [MyMC->My Classes->Study Skills and Tutoring->Smarthinking]
  1. Log in to MyMC
  2. At MyMC homepage, click on My Classes
  3. Scroll down to Study Skills and Tutoring
  4. Under Study Skills and Tutoring heading, click on Smarthinking Online Tutoring
  5. Follow instructions on the screen to access the tutoring service
TI Calculators

Cool Mathnew window: Simple and colorful math lessons for pre-algebra to pre-calculus

Mathcentrenew window: Hundreds of videos, references, and practice questions on topics from arithmetic to differential equations, including some statistics, physics, and engineering

  • OpenIntro Statisticsnew window: Free online statistics course with affordable textbook, including randomization and simulation 
  • StatKeynew window: Tools for bootstrap intervals and randomization tests
  • OnlineStatBooknew window: Free online statistics textbook accompanied by interactive simulations
  • Statistical Reasoningnew window: Free online statistics course with emphasis on empirical reasoning
  • Against All Oddsnew window: Inside Statistics: Video series on statistics emphasizing real world applications
  • Rossman/Chance Applet Collectionnew window: A variety of statistical simulations and examples 
  • Random.orgnew window: Pure random number generator, with many different customizable options and scenarios
  • Random Integer Generatornew window
  • Hyperphysicsnew window: A physics quick reference index 
  • Physics is Phun: Entertaining physics demonstrations for the public at the University of Maryland every semester

Contact Us


Meet the staff of the MAPEL Center.

Dr. David Bergtold
Ph.D. Biophysics, University of Colorado
Director of the Science Learning Center and MAPEL Center
Biology, Chemistry, and Math Tutoring 

Guiti Aghazadeh
M.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Maryland
Master Tutor, Adjunct Professor
Chemistry, Math, and Physics Tutoring 

Komla Tekpor
M.S. Agricultural Sciences, University of Niamey, Niger
M.S. Agricultural Sciences, University of Montpellier, France.
Engineering diploma from the Graduate School of Agricultural studies in Montpellier, France.
Instructional Associate
Accounting and Math Tutoring

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What People are Saying
The tutors [at the MAPEL Center] are extremely smart and kind. Math is hard for a lot of people, but thanks to the MAPEL center I don’t have trouble with math.
Syed Fasih, student