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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

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

During the first week of classes, our Learning Lab in LH1018 will be open and staffed:

  • Wednesday Jan. 8, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Thursday Jan. 9, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Friday Jan. 10, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Our regular hours of operation will commence on Monday January 13th.

MaSt Learning Lab I, Room LH1018 Lazaridis Hall

This is our main location, and support is provided for any of the subject areas / courses mentioned above. 

Regular hours of operation, Monday Jan. 13 to Friday April 3:

  • Mondays, 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Fridays, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In-Residence Help Sessions

  • Sundays (Jan. 19 to March 29), 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., Bricker Residence (main floor lounge)
  • Tuesdays (Jan. 21 to March 31), 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).

MaSt Learning Lab II, Room BA104 Bricker Academic Building

Support for Calculus: Specifically for MA100 and MA101 students, although students taking other calculus courses are also welcome.

  • Mondays, noon to 6 p.m.

Support for Statistics-based courses: These sessions are directed to those students in academic programs other than Mathematics; courses supported include: ST230, ST231, PS295/2966, SY382, GESC254/2588, PO218, CC327, etc.

  • Tues., Wed., Thurs., and Fridays, noon to 2:30 p.m. each day

Support for CP104 and CP164: We also provide drop-in coding support!

  • Tues., Wed., and Thursdays, 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. each day
  • Fridays, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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.).

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. All sessions take place in room MP115, Market Place building (beside Special Constables) 

Drop-in Help Session Schedule: Winter Term 2020

Except where noted, our drop-in sessions take place in room MP115 (Market Place building, beside Special Constables):

  • Thursday, Jan. 16 - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Starting the week of January 20th:

  • Mondays - 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Tuesdays - 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Thursdays - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Fridays - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (in room MP104)