TNCC Instructor Establishes Calculus Tutorial Course with $1,950 VCCS Grant

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Mathematics Instructor Robert W. Crumpler wasn’t always a fan of numbers. “I definitely didn’t see myself where I am now when I was in high school,” he said. When Crumpler studied engineering at Old Dominion University, the math caught his attention.

He wants to alleviate the fear of math among students at Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) with the Emerging Scholars Program, a course funded by a $1,950 grant from the Virginia Community College System (VCCS). The new one-credit course will be available in fall 2009 and will strengthen understanding of the concepts in Calculus with Analytic Geometry I, improving success in that course.