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Maths Support Centre

Mathematics teachers available to help with first year courses

Email: mathssupportcentre@maths.lse.ac.uk


What is the Maths Support Centre?

The Maths Support Centre has been set up to help students studying for their first year courses. It does this by bringing these subjects, and their teachers, outside of the classroom to offer a space where they can get direct support and which also offers space to study (room permitting).

Any student from the School is able to drop in and ask questions on their first year mathematics subjects, whether they are current students or are in need of review.

When is the Centre open?

2pm-4pm Monday to Friday

Where is the Support Centre?

Mon-Tue-Thu in COL.2.01

Wed-Fri in LSE LIFE

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What courses will Support Centre teachers help with?

For Mathematics:

- MA100 Mathematical Methods

- MA103 Introduction to Abstract Mathematics

- MA107 Quantitative Methods (Mathematics)

- MA110 Basic Quantitative Methods

- MA203 Real Analysis*

- MA207 Further Quantitative Methods

- MA212 Further Mathematical Methods*

*MA203 and MA212 will only be covered on Wed and Thu.

Who can go to the Centre?

Any LSE student who is taking, or has taken, a first year Mathematics course can drop in and ask questions about these courses. You might be a current student, or you might be a second year student taking another course and you need to review aspects of the Mathematics you studied last year.

What sort of questions can I ask?

You can ask anything related to the content of first year Mathematics courses. It could be questions about the lectures, something in the notes or textbooks, a question from your homework or any other question you encounter when studying those courses.

The Support Centre is there to answer individual questions, or in small groups. It does not offer general taught sessions or revision sessions.

Can I ask questions about my weekly homework?

Yes.

A few of us want to ask the same questions, can we go together?

Space permitting, yes.

Can I email someone my queries instead?

Not to the Support Centre, no: it’s for ‘in-person’ support only. You can always post queries to the forum on Moodle for the course, if you are still registered for that course.

Who runs the sessions?

All the sessions are held with experienced class teachers or faculty from the Department of Mathematics.

Will the Support Centre teachers be the same person as my class teacher?

It’s possible, but there are several Mathematics teachers holding sessions each week, so you may not get to see your own teacher.

How do I book a place?

You don’t need to book a place. Just go to the Support Centre and talk to the teachers. There are some places to study as well, so even if the teachers are busy, you can use the time efficiently.

How often can I go to the Support Centre?

Go along as often as you need to.

Feedback

You will be asked to complete a short feedback form after your visit to the centre. You will be asked only the name of your degree, Department, year of study and the course number you have a query about. You do not need to put your name. Please take the time to complete this feedback so that we can respond to your comments and suggestions.

Feedback from students who have visited the centre:

“Helpful advisors willing to go the extra mile.”

“Very helpful and provided assistance on a question I was struggling with.”

“Prof. [name removed] was really welcoming, even though I probably asked what were really basic questions.”

“Extremely helpful and a very learned teacher."

“Really good with walking me through the problem.”

“Was great help, I understand everything that I did not understand before.”

“Very helpful in understanding how to progress with a proof.”

 

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