May 4, 2015 – Jahath Harriott, a Liberal Arts Transfer Computer Science student and peer tutor in the Gateway to College accelerated program, recently won the grand prize in McGraw-Hill’s “Crash the ALEKS Class!” student video contest. Contestants submitted videos on how ALEKS (Assessment and LEarning in Knowledge Spaces) has helped them learn. Massasoit uses ALEKS in its self-paced math program.

“One of the major benefits to working with ALEKS is that it promotes mastery; students can’t move past a topic until they have demonstrated proficiency, so there are no holes in their math education,” said Doug Brown, dean of science and mathematics. “Also, since students work at their own pace, they can spend more time on the topics with which they struggle the most, rather than have to move on with the rest of the class.”

View Jahath’s winning video below!