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Maths and statistics individual support

Come to an appointment to get one-to-one advice on any issues you have with maths and statistics in your course

Our individual support is tailored to your unique needs. We can help you with a wide range of maths and statistics topics, for example, calculations, numerical reasoning or data analysis, amongst others.

Maths drop-in

Come along to our drop-in maths support sessions in the Edward Boyle Library, level 9. The sessions are happening every week at the following times:

  • Tuesday, 11:00 – 14:00
  • Thursday, 13:00 – 16:00
  • Friday, 10:00 – 13:00

The service operates on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. There is space for you to study while you wait for a maths support tutor to become available. You are welcome to attend the drop-in sessions as frequently as you like. We encourage you to bring along any relevant materials (eg your lecture notes and question sheets), as our tutors have the maths expertise to help you, but need the background information from your course to understand the context.

Book an appointment

Our one-to-one appointments are delivered online through Microsoft Teams. All you need is internet access and a headset to meet up with one of our friendly tutors. See below for joining instructions.

Please request an appointment online

Appointments last up to 45 minutes, but may only take a couple of minutes if your query is resolved quickly.

Maths appointments are available on Monday, between 12:00 – 16:00, and Thursday, between 10:00 – 12:00, depending on availability. The last bookable appointment is at 3.15pm.

Statistics appointments are available on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday mornings between 9.30am–1.15pm. The last bookable appointment is at 12.30pm. Statistics appointments are also now available on Wednesdays 1-4pm. The last bookable appointment is 3pm.

It you’re not sure whether you need a maths or a statistics appointment, just pick one and we will make sure that you see an appropriate tutor.

Joining your appointment

To join your appointment we recommend using Google Chrome to log into your Office 365 account. You can join the appointment by either clicking on the “Join” button from your Outlook calendar or your Teams calendar. It might ask if you would like to install the MS Teams app but this is not essential as the web browser version usually works fine.

What happens in an appointment?

In an appointment you will speak with an experienced maths or statistics tutor who will respond to you individual needs.

If there isn’t a particular issue but you’re worried about maths and statistics, experience maths anxiety, or would like to discuss general maths or statistics skills, you’re welcome to book an appointment.

We mostly offer individual support, but if you and a small group of friends have similar needs, we are happy to offer an appointment to a group, just indicate that on your booking form.

Limitations of what we can offer

We can support you with developing your maths and statistics skills, but we can’t do your work for you. So, for example, if you’re struggling to complete your assessed coursework or you would like someone to solve specific maths problems for you, you might be expecting the support we can’t offer.

At busy times we might not be able to offer you an appointment in the timeframe you require. So it is a good idea to get in touch in advance of any deadlines. However, we try to help as quickly as we can, so always get in touch.

If you are studying advanced mathematics (eg in the School of Mathematics) or working on a dissertation requiring advanced statistical methods, we suggest you approach tutors within your departments for help, as our support is focussed more on using maths and statistics at a more general level.