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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 quantitative-based subject areas – fundamentals, algebra, calculus, proofs, linear algebra, financial math, probability and statistics, economics, computer coding, etc.

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

While we cannot meet in person on campus, we 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 the "Math & Stats Learning Support" site to enroll.

Mathematics and Statistics Learning Support (MaSt) offers traditional drop-in sessions, during 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, MA250, ST230, ST231, ST259/260.
  • Introductory statistics courses offered by any academic department: BU/EC255, EC245, EC285, PS295/296, GG254/258, PO218, SY382, CC327, etc.
  • Introductory economics concepts and methods for EC120 and EC140
  • Coding support for CP104 and CP164 

Spring Term 2021 Exam Period Support (Tues. Aug. 3 to Mon. Aug. 16)

Connect with us during our online help sessions, through the Math & Stats Learning Support - Waterloo page on MyLearningSpace.

General Math & Stats Drop-in Support:

  • Tuesday Aug. 3 to Friday Aug. 6, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. each day
  • Monday Aug. 9, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday Aug. 10 to Friday Aug. 13,  12 p.m. to 3 p.m. each day
  • Monday Aug. 16, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Course Specific Drop-in Support (in addition to the general drop-in times listed above, students in the following courses have an extra time each week they can get drop-in support)

  • MA101 - Tuesday Aug. 10, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • MA103 - Saturday Aug. 7, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.  and  Tuesday Aug. 10, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • MA104 and MA121 - Tuesday Aug. 3, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • MA122 - Monday Aug. 2, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Friday Aug. 6, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • MA129 - Tuesday Aug. 3, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • MA201 and MA205 - Friday Aug. 6, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • MA250 - Sunday Aug. 8, Tuesday Aug. 10, Wednesday Aug. 11, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. each day

PS296 & applied statistics courses (ST230, ST231, CC327, etc.) Drop-in Support:

  • Thursday Aug. 5, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Thursday Aug. 12, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Sunday Aug. 15, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

CP104/CP164 Drop-in Support:

  • Thursday Aug. 5, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Sunday Aug. 8, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Friday Aug. 13, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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.).

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 with help close at hand.

Drop-in Help Session Schedule: Winter Term 2021

  • Mondays - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Tuesdays - 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Wednesdays - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Thursdays - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.