COVID-19 Update

Due to the COVID-19 crisis that we are facing, all Math Start 2020 summer courses will be taught 100% online. 

Contact Information

Math Start
Building 4N, Room 207
Phone : 929-314-2691
Contact Via Email

math start logo

Summer 2020 Math Start at CSI

Math Start is CUNY Start’s intervention that prepares students for success in college by fostering their full math potential. Even virtually, we offer a social and collaborative learning environment, where students can access the support they need to increase their understanding of math so that they can meet CUNY’s proficiency standards and thrive as CUNY college students. Program highlights include:

  • Provides dedicated teachers and expert advisors to support your long-term college success
  • Highly trained former Math Start students are available to offer tutoring help 
  • Saves tuition and financial aid dollars for credit courses that count toward your degree
  • Provides a next-step pathway to CUNY’s ASAP, a program that provides academic, financial and social supports once you begin taking credit courses, and keeps on track to graduate on time.

Math Start at CSI Student Eligibility Requirements:

  • Highly motivated
  • Must have applied to a CUNY College
  • Must have received a 49 or below on your Math Proficiency Index
  • Must attend a registration session and complete the Math Start application


Option 1: Monday – Thursday: July 1, 2020 – August  20, 2020.
Class meets 5 hours a day for a blend of live online sessions, small group sessions, independent work and tutoring.
Day classes will have a 1 hour break. 
Time slots are: 9am-3pm or 12pm-6pm
Option 2: Monday – Thursday: June 15th, 2020 – August  20, 2020.
Class meets 3.5 hours a day 6pm-9:30pm
* This class is offering priority placement to first responders, essential workers, and guardians of young children. 


  • $35 for the entire program, includes materials.

How to register
To find out if you are eligible and to register call the Math Start office  at 929-314-2691.

Math Start Course Description

Math Start is based on CUNY Start’s curriculum and instructional approach. Building on students’ existing math knowledge, this course emphasizes conceptual understanding through in-depth study of core pre-algebra and algebra topics. The program also offers college success advisement where students explore and grow their academic identity and learn strategies to connect with campus resources and programs.