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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.

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 courses: MA201, MA205, MA215, MA222, MA241, ST230, ST259/260.
  • Any introductory statistics course offered by any of the academic departments: BU/EC255, EC245, EC285, PS295/296, GG254/258, PO218, SY382.

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.

Drop-in Help Session Schedule - Fall Term 2017

Student Study Centre, Room LH1018 Lazaridis Hall

For the first full week of classes (Sept. 11 - Sept. 15), we will have a slightly reduced schedule, and be open:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Friday - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Regular hours of operation, starting Monday Sept. 18:

  • 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 3 p.m.

If you are taking MA100, MA110*, MA121 or MA122, then be sure to check out our Directed Homework Sessions ("Math SI") as well.

In Residence Help Sessions (Sunday, Sept. 24 - Tuesday, Dec. 5;  no sessions Oct. 8 or Oct. 10):

  • Sundays, 8:00 p.m. to 10:030 p.m.,  King Street Residence (main floor study room)
  • Tuesdays, 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Waterloo College Hall (basement level study room)

If you do not live in the particular residence, go to the building's main entrance and buzz or call the duty don (the number will be posted).

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

Assistance is provided for:

  • Essential mathematics, alebraic skills from the secondary school math curriculum;
  • Any 100-level Mathematics course (MA121, MA122, MA127);
  • Teaching and Mathematics (YC243/244); or
  • Any fundamental quantitative problems from other courses, including introductory probability and statistics (such as PS296, 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 - Fall Term 2017

  • For intro statistics courses (CC327, PS295/296, MB235):
        Wednesdays 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Thursdays 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., and Fridays 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
        Room MP115, Market Place Building (beside Special Constables)
  • For foundational math courses (MA127, YC244, Essential Math):

Contact Us:

Mathematics Assistance Centre


Tina Balfour, Manager

T: 519.884.0710 x2077
Office Location: LH1018B (Waterloo)