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Bob Guest

Senior Lecturer Bob Guest: Creating “The Source” for Math Students

Mr. Bob Guest, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mathematics, is the director of UTK’s Math Tutorial Center. He is also course coordinator for Math 115, Introduction to Statistical Reasoning, a course attended by almost 1500 students a year.

Over time, Mr. Guest began to notice that a unifying source of information for Math 115 GTAs, tutors, and students was needed to provide consistency in material presentation, teaching methodology, and student performance expectations.

With that realization, Mr. Guest applied for and received a Faculty First Grant. This grant enabled him to request assistance with a larger project that that would include multimedia explanations of course concepts, formulas with example problems, problems for self-testing, and calculator demonstrations. Today the completed project, The Source​, serves as an online, interactive website for students in Math 115 and their tutors.

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