IUPUI entrepreneur speaks on WISH-TV about campus tutoring centers

Kevin Berkopes, director of IUPUI’s Mathematics Assistance Center and Statistics Assistance Center, has been interviewed by WISH-TV about math tutoring on campus.

 

 

Berkopes also is an entrepreneur who has launched Crossroads Education LLC, an education and logistics technology company. It is part of Indiana University Research and Technology Corp.’s Spin Up entrepreneurial program. Part of the company’s technology is used in the IUPUI centers.

You can read the complete WISH-TV article here.

Center at IUPUI Aiming to Change Education

INDIANAPOLIS Ind. (WISH) – A new tutoring center at IUPUI is aiming to change the way we look at education. It uses an open space concept and student tutors to teach kids math.

Imagine you need a tutor for math; usually you only have two options. One, pay for a tutor outside of school which can be expensive or go to an in school study group. At IUPUI, one researcher has come up with a new method that’s cheaper and can help students earn a grade and a half higher by the end of the year.

Nico Cruz is a student at IUPUI but he’s also a tutor at the Math Assistance Center.

“What makes this place fantastic is the different amount of people you work with,” said Cruz. “People who have gone through these classes can help you with so much more than just ‘this is a problem and this is how you solve it’. We can teach different tips and tricks on how to go through different sets of problems.”

 

 

For more: http://wishtv.com/2016/11/23/new-tutoring-center-at-iupui-aiming-to-change-education/ 

IUPUI leading $4.8M project to increase STEM minority pipeline, impacting students statewide

IUPUI leading $4.8M project to increase STEM minority pipeline, impacting students statewide

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Chancellor Nasser H. Paydar is leading a $4.8 million initiative to significantly increase the number of African Americans, Hispanic Americans and other historically underrepresented minorities in Indiana receiving baccalaureate degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics