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Drop-In Help

Have a math question? Need help with that stats formula? Students can obtain assistance understanding concepts from a variety of areas in mathematics – fundamentals, algebra, calculus, proofs, linear algebra, financial math, probability and statistics, etc.

Our drop-in sessions provide an informal peer-to-peer learning environment.

Additional resources and reference material can also be found on the Mathematics and Statistics Learning Support site in MyLearningSpace - Laurier students can log in to MyLS, and then self-register themselves to the appropriate campus-specific site.

Waterloo Campus

The Mathematics Assistance Centre (MAC) operates a traditional drop-in help centre, in which senior undergraduate students provide assistance to any student seeking help with:

  • General mathematics questions at an introductory level.
  • Any 100-level mathematics course.
  • Selected 200-level mathematics and statistics courses: MA201, MA205, MA222, MA238, ST230, ST231, ST259/260.
  • Introductory statistics courses offered by any academic department: BU/EC255, EC245, EC285, PS295/296, GG254/258, PO218, SY382, CC327, etc.

Drop by with a quick question in between your classes, or plan to stay for a while to work on assigned homework problems, individually or in small groups.

If you are taking MA100, MA101, MA121, MA122, or MA129, then be sure to check out our Directed Homework Sessions ("Math SI") as well.

Drop-in Help Session Schedule: Winter Term 2019

Note: For the first week of classes, room LH1018 in Lazaridis Hall will be open for drop-in help on:

  • Wednesday Jan. 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Thursday Jan. 10, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Friday Jan. 11, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Student Study Centre I, Room LH1018 Lazaridis Hall

Regular hours of operation, Monday Jan. 14 to Friday April 5:

  • Mondays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Fridays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In-Residence Help Sessions

  • Sundays, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., King's Court Residence (main floor lounge)
  • Tuesdays, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., Waterloo College Hall (basement level study room)

Drop-in Help Session Schedule: Exam Period, Winter Term 2019

  • Hours to be posted closer to the end of November.

Student Study Centre II, Room BA109 Bricker Academic Building

New! Support for Introductory Statistics Courses

We provide drop-in help specifically for introductory statistics (research methods) courses, at the following times:

  • Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day

Course supported include: ST231, ST260, EC255, EC285/295, PS296, SY382, GESC258, etc.

New! Support for CP104 and CP164

We also provide drop-in coding support for CP104 and CP164 at the following times:

  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. each day

Brantford Campus

Take advantage of our drop-in sessions to get extra help with math from our senior peer tutors.

Assistance is provided for:

  • Essential mathematics, algebraic skills from the secondary school math curriculum;
  • Foundation math courses offered by Conestoga College (such as MA1010, MA1820)
  • Any 100-level Mathematics course (MA127, MA170); or
  • Quantitative concepts from other courses, including introductory probability and statistics (such as PS296, HS324, OL334, CC327).

No appointment necessary! Simply drop by with a quick question or two, or plan to stay for a while to work on assigned homework problems, individually or in small groups. 

Drop-in Help Session Schedule: Winter Term 2019

Except where noted, our drop-in sessions take place in room MP115 (Market Place building, beside Special Constables), and start the week of Jan. 14:

  • Mondays - 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (room NEC001, Conestoga building at 50 Wellington St; starts Jan. 21)
  • Tuesdays - 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesdays - 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursdays - 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Fridays - 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.