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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 Assistance Centre site in MyLearningSpace - Laurier students can log in to MyLS, and then self-register themselves to the site.

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, MA102, MA121, or MA122, then be sure to check out our Directed Homework Sessions ("Math SI") as well.

Drop-in Help Session Schedule - Fall Term 2018

Note: For the week of Sept. 10 to Sept. 14, LH1018 in Lazaridis Hall will be open for drop-in help from noon to 4 p.m. each day.

Student Study Centre I, Room LH1018 Lazaridis Hall

Regular hours of operation, starting Monday Sept. 17:

  • 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.

Student Study Centre II, Room BA109 Bricker Academic Building

Regular hours of operation, starting the week of Sept. 17:

  • Mon., Tues., Wed., and Thursdays, 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day

In-Residence Help Sessions

  • Sundays, starting Sept. 23, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.,  King Street Residence (main floor study room, beside the laundry room)
  • Tuesdays, starting Sept. 18, 8 p.m. to 10 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).

New!! Support for CP104 and CP164

Starting the week of October 15, we will be providing drop-in coding support for CP104 and CP164 at the following times, in BA109:

  • Tues., Wed., and Thursdays, 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day

Drop-in Help Session Schedule - Exam Period, Fall Term 2018

Hours to be posted closer to the end of November.

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 - Fall Term 2018

All sessions take place in MP115 (Market Place building, beside Special Constables), starting the week of September 24th:

  • Tuesdays - 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Wednesdays - 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Thursdays - 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    Note: On Thurs. Sept. 27, the session will take place in SCJ127 (SC Johnson building, across the street from Market Place)
  • Fridays - 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.