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Drop-in Help Session Peer Tutors

Thanks to the support of the Students' Union, the Mathematics Assistance Centre (MAC) operates a traditional drop-in help centre. The Student Study Centre is in room BA401 on the fourth floor of the Bricker Academic Building.

Any student taking a first-year introductory math course or an introductory statistics course (offered by the Department of Mathematics or another academic department) will be welcome to make use of the centre for individual or small group study.

MAC also runs weekly drop-in math help sessions in selected residences.

Senior students are required to form a team of peer tutors, who will provide explanations of concepts and strategies for problem solving to those students seeking math assistance through the drop-in hours.

Candidates must have earned a minimum grade of A- in at least two 100-level math courses, which are to include:

  • One of MA110*, MA101, MA103; and
  • One of MA121, MA122, MA170, MA205, ST259/260 (or any intro stats course, as offered by other academic departments); as well as
  • An overall GPA of 7.0 or higher.

Additional qualifications include having excellent communication skills and the ability to model effective learning strategies.

The time commitment is six to eight hours per week, starting the second week of classes. Rate of pay starts at $17 per hour.

Third- and fourth-year students are preferred but applications from students in the second year of their program will be considered as well. Only registered Laurier undergraduates may apply.

If interested, please fill out the application form, contact Tina Balfour or drop by BA432 to find out more.

Each fall and winter term, the Mathematics Assistance Centre (MAC) offers six to eight hours of weekly drop-in help sessions on the Brantford campus. Any student taking a first-year introductory math course or an introductory statistics course (offered by either the Department of Mathematics or another academic department) will be welcome to make use of these hours for individual or small-group study.

Two senior students are required to facilitate the sessions, providing explanations of concepts and strategies for problem solving to those students seeking assistance through the drop-in hours.

Candidate qualifications include:

  • Successful completion of either:
    • At least two of the following courses, with a final grade of B+ or better in each: MA100 (or equivalent), MA121, MA122, MA127, MA218, YC244; or
    • At least one of the following introductory statistical courses, with a final grade of B+ or better: MB235, PS296, CC327.
  • An overall GPA of 7.0 or higher.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to model effective learning strategies.

The time commitment is four to six hours per week, starting the second week of classes. Rate of pay starts at $17 per hour.

Third- and fourth-year students are preferred but applications from students in the second year of their program will be considered as well. Only registered Laurier undergraduates may apply.

If interested, please fill out the application form, or contact Tina Balfour for more information.

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Drop-in Help Session Volunteer

Does the job description for Mathematics Assistance Centre (MAC) peer tutors interest you, but you don't feel you have time to commit to the required six to eight hours each week? Are you looking for some great volunteer experience to add to your resume or application to teachers' college? Then consider volunteering in MAC's Student Study Centre.

The Student Study Centre, BA401, is the location for traditional drop-in math help open to students seeking assistance with first-year math courses and/or introductory statistics courses.

Candidates for volunteer positions must have earned a minimum of an A- grade in at least two 100-level math courses (MA101, MA103, MA104, MA110, MA121, MA122, MA170), as well as an overall GPA of 7.0 or higher. Either MA240 or any intro stats course, as offered by other academic departments, may be used in place of one of those listed. Additional qualifications include having good communication skills and modelling excellent learning skills.

The time commitment is a minimum of two hours per week, starting the second week of classes for the academic term hired.

Third- and fourth-year students are preferred but applications from students in the second year of their program will be considered as well. Only registered Laurier undergraduates may apply.

If interested, please fill out the application form, contact Tina Balfour or drop by BA432 to find out more information.

Does the job description for Mathematics Assistance Centre (MAC) peer tutors interest you, but you don't feel you have time to commit to the required six to eight hours each week? Are you looking for some great volunteer experience to add to your resume or application to teachers' college? Then consider volunteering with MAC's drop-in sessions.

The sessions provide drop-in help for 100-level Mathematics courses (MA121, MA122, MA127), Teaching and Mathematics (YC243/244), and other fundamental quantitative problems from other courses, including probability and statistics (such as MB235, PS296, OL334, CC327).

Candidates for volunteer positions must have earned a minimum of an A- grade in at least two of the quantitative courses listed above as well as an overall GPA of 7.0 or higher. Additional qualifications include having good communication skills and modelling excellent learning skills.

The time commitment is a minimum of two hours per week, starting the second week of classes for the academic term hired.

Third- and fourth-year students are preferred but applications from students in the second year of their program will be considered as well. Only registered Laurier undergraduates may apply.

If interested, contact Tina Balfour.

Contact Us:

Mathematics Assistance Centre

E: mac@wlu.ca
T: 519.884.0710 x2077

Tina Balfour, Manager

E: tbalfour@wlu.ca
Office Location: LH1018B (Waterloo)