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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.

As of Sunday March 15, all in person sessions are suspended; however, we will continue to offer support through an online environment. Please refer to our "Math & Stats Learning Support - Waterloo" and "Math & Stats Learning Support - Brantford" pages on MyLearningSpace to connect with us remotely!

If you do not see the relevant MaSt support page in your list of courses on MyLS, use the Advanced Search link and then change the Semester option box to "None" and click on the Search/microscope icon. If you still don't see the MaSt support page, then you can self-register for it: go back to your home page in MyLS and you should see a link for "Self Registration"; click this and then find "Math & Stats Learning Support - Waterloo" to enroll.

Waterloo Campus

Mathematics and Statistics Learning Support (MaSt) 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 MA101, MA121, MA122, MA129, or EC140, then be sure to check out our Directed Homework Sessions as well.

Drop-in Help Session Schedule: Winter Term 2020

All in person sessions, both on campus and in residence, have been cancelled, as of March 15th - but you can still connect with us during our online help sessions, through the Math & Stats Learning Support - Waterloo page on MyLearningSpace.

Exam Period (April 6 to April 28)

General Math & Stats Support:

  • Mon. Apr. 6 - noon to 4:30 p.m.
  • Tues. Apr. 7 - noon to 6 p.m.
  • Wed. Apr. 8 - noon to 6 p.m.
  • Thurs. Apr. 9 - 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (last minute MA129, MA200, Ma201 help);  and  noon to 6 p.m.
  • Mon. Apr. 13 - 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (last minute MA100, MA101 help); and noon to 4:30 p.m.
  • Tues. Apr. 14 - noon to 6 p.m.
  • Wed. Apr. 15 - noon to 6 p.m.
  • Thurs. Apr. 16 - noon to 6 p.m.
  • Fri. Apr. 17 - noon to 3 p.m. (MA238, MA250, MA222 help)
  • Mon. Apr. 20 - 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (MA250, MA222 help)
  • Thurs. Apr. 23 - 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (MA222 help)

Extra Statistics Support (specifically for stats-based courses offered by departments other than Mathematics, such as PS295/296, GESC254/258, SY382, etc.)

  • T.B.A.

CP104/CP164 Coding Support (Tentative times):

  • Thurs. Apr. 16 - 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Fri. Apr. 17 - 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Mon. Apr. 20 - 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (last minute CP104 help)
  • Mon. Apr. 20 - 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Tues. Apr. 21 - 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Wed. Apr. 22 - 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. (last minute CP164 help)

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;
  • Any 100-level Mathematics course (MA127, MA170); or
  • Quantitative concepts from other courses, including introductory probability and statistics (such as MB235, OL/HS/CC233, PS295/296, HS324, OL334, CC327, DMJN328, etc.).

Drop-in Help Session Schedule: Winter Term 2020

All in person help sessions, both on campus and in residence, have been cancelled, as of March 15th - but you can still connect with us online, through the Math & Stats Learning Support - Brantford page on MyLearningSpace.

For the period from March 23 to April 3, we will be offering online help sessions at the following times:

  • Mondays - 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Tuesdays - 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesdays - 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursdays - 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Fridays - noon to 1:30 p.m.

The help session schedule for the exam period will be posted soon!