The Maths Support Centre has been set up to help students studying for their first year courses, and some second 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.
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Maths Support Centre is currently closed. Online support for Summer Term exams is being provided via course Moodle pages.
Faculty Staff and Class Teachers Office hours
Michaelmas Term weeks 2-11, Lent Term weeks 2-11 and Summer Term in the weeks prior to examinations for the courses supported.
It is also open between Monday 6th January and Thursday 16th January for the the MA100 January Exams. See below for availability
MT and LT
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday in COL.2.01
Wednesday and Friday in LSE LIFE
All sessions in COL.2.01
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
Any LSE student who is taking, or has taken, any of the supported courses can drop in and ask questions about these courses. You might be a current student on one of these courses, or you might be taking another, more advanced, course and you need to review aspects of the Mathematics you studied previously.
You can ask anything related to the content of the course supported by the Centre. 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.
Not to the Support Centre - 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.
All the sessions are held with experienced class teachers or faculty from the Department of Mathematics.
It’s possible, but there are several Mathematics teachers holding sessions each week, so you may not get to see your own teacher.
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.
Go along as often as you need to.
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:
“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.”