Quantitative reasoning is the application of mathematical concepts and skills to solve real-world problems. QR student tutors have various areas of expertise, but they are all trained to help their peers better understand mathematics, especially in the courses required for graduation.
Welcome to the Home of the QR Center
The QR Center is part of the R. Lowell Wine Center for Learning Excellence (CLE). You’ll find it in the Wyndham Robertson Library. The space includes a large classroom, a modular tutoring space with whiteboards, and a seminar classroom.
Students must take between one and six credits of quantitative reasoning to meet Hollins’ general education requirements. QR tutors can help students succeed in these classes.
- Basic QR: You must get a satisfactory score on the QR assessment administered during new student orientation, or by completing MATH 100, 105, or 130.
- Applied QR: You must take one course in applied quantitative reasoning from designated courses across the curriculum (look for the Q next to courses in in the academic catalog).
At some point in your college career, you may need to take the GRE or PRAXIS exams, both of which have math sections. Our QR tutors can help you prepare for those, too.
QR Director Erin Levering talks about quantitative reasoning at Hollins.