We are now accepting applications for the Peak Performance Math Coach Summer 2023 position! Please apply at nau.edu/handshake; look for the job posting #6838907.
Enrollment for the Peak Performance Summer 2023 program will open in May 2023.
Frequently asked questions
How does Peak Performance work? Accordion Closed
- The Peak Performance program is a flexible online summer program, designed to help freshmen who are looking to refresh their math skills before the fall semester.
- We offer this as a free service to help our students. Peak Performance is not a requirement.
- Students will be matched with a peer Math Coach who provides academic support during the summer.
- Students who participate in Peak Performance AND improve their placement are eligible for reserved seats in the math class in which they place.
What is the time commitment like? Accordion Closed
Students can begin as early as June 2, but no later than June 16, 2022. The program ends on July 15, 2022.
Students gain the most when they commit to working about 5 hours per week. In addition to that time, students will meet weekly in an online format with a math tutor who can help answer questions and keep them on track.
What is the math program like? Accordion Closed
We use MyMathTest, which is a powerful online tool. MyMathTest continuously assesses student performance and activity and, using data and analytics, personalizes content to reinforce concepts that target each student’s strengths and weaknesses. MyMathTest uses adaptive learning which makes studying more efficient and individualized for each student. This ensures that students don’t spend time covering material they have already mastered and allows for students to stay on track to continue to progress and meet their goals.
At the end of the four weeks, or when the student feels prepared to do so, those seeking to improve placement can take the NAU Math Placement Test in an attempt to challenge and increase their previous placement. Additionally, students enrolled in the program will continue to have access to review for the duration of the summer, even after taking the test!
ALL NAU math placement tests must be proctored. Please go to ready to test, to learn about our online proctoring option.
Do I have to be in Flagstaff to participate? Accordion Closed
The Peak Performance program is 100% online. Students can work from home, anywhere in the United States. The only requirements are the weekly time commitment and regular access to reliable internet.
Who is eligible to enroll? Accordion Closed
- Must be admitted to NAU as an incoming freshman student AND
- Students have their math placement already determined
If you have questions concerning the Peak Performance Summer Mathematics Bridge Program, please contact us at PeakPerformance@nau.edu.
What is the mission? Accordion Closed
To support student learning in mathematics and empower students to take responsibility for their future academic success. Our goal is to provide opportunities for students to improve their math placement and increase their comfort level with college-level mathematics and statistics courses.
Is there help with preparing for the placement test immediately? Accordion Closed
Please visit the Math Placement website to enroll in the online Study Plan.