Math & Stats Help



students working in the math/stats help room

The Math/Stats Help service of the University Learning Centre is located in the Murray (Main) Library, Room 144 (map).

The service is free of charge to all University of Saskatchewan students for help with University of Saskatchewan courses.


Math/Stats help staff help students with a variety of mathematical or statistical topics, with a focus on first-year or introductory courses. Our service is primarily a drop-in service: students are welcome to drop in and work on homework, and ask questions when needed. Our service is designed for current University of Saskatchewan students looking for help with U of S courses. We also offer workshops or review sessions on certain topics in mathematics. These will be announced on this page and on PAWS.

Unfortunately, we do not have the resources to provide help with research-level statistics at this time. Please contact the Department of Mathematics and Statistics for advice on research-level statistics. You may also find the resources at the Murray Library page on Numeric Data helpful.


Math 116 help sessions: See below ("Upcoming Events").

We will be open during the final exam period; the full schedule for April is below. We'll be open until Sunday, April 27. We'll be closed from April 28 until May 6 (inclusive), and we'll re-open for Term 1 of  Spring and Summer Session on May 7.


Math Readiness course in term 2: If you are interested in taking Math Readiness in term 2, please email Holly Fraser at holly.fraser at . (Replace ' at ' with the @ symbol.)


For those students doing review of trigonometry, here is a link to the unit circle, showing positive angles in radians and degrees and their terminal points: (source: wikimedia)

Upcoming events

Please check out this area for information on special sessions - remember too that any U of S student is welcome to drop in to Math & Stats Help any time we're open. :) 


Math 116 help sessions

- tentative dates: Monday, April 21 and Thursday, April 24.


- Math Placement Test (for students registered in certain 100-level mathematics courses): For more information about the placement test, go to . If you still have questions, please contact Amos Lee in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics (lee at - replace the 'at' with @).  To try a sample version of the placement test that you will write in September, please go to:

- Math Readiness evening course - See above under "Announcements."

- Math help for physics - If you are looking for help with the mathematics used in physics, you may want to consider registering in the "Math for Physics" course being offered by the Department of Physics and Engineering Physics through CCDE (the Centre for Continuing and Distance Education). For more information, please visit the "Math for Physics" website here: . Alternatively, you may want to seek help at your physics tutorial, at the Structured Study Sessions for physics, or at Math/Stats Help. Please note that Math/Stats Help tutors are not necessarily prepared to help with physics concepts, but can help with math calculations involved.


Hours of Operation

Hours during Term 2 of Winter Session, 2013-2014 (January-April)

Hours of Operation for April 2014:

Fri. Apr. 4: 10:30am -6:00pm

Sat. Apr. 5: 12noon-4pm

Sun. Apr. 6: 1:30-7:30pm

Mon. Apr. 7: 10am-9pm

Tues. Apr. 8: 10am-9pm

Wed. Apr. 9: 10am-9pm

Thur. Apr. 10: 10am-8pm

Fri. Apr. 11: 10am-7pm

Sat. Apr. 12: 11am-5pm


Sun. Apr. 13: 1:30-8:30pm

Mon. Apr. 14: 10am-6pm

Tues. Apr. 15: 11am-6pm

Wed. Apr. 16: 11am-6pm

Thurs. Apr. 17: 11am-6pm

Fri. Apr. 18 (Good Friday): 1-5pm

Sat. Apr. 19: 11am-5pm


Sun. Apr. 20: 1:30-7:30pm

Mon. Apr. 21: 10am-8pm

Tues. Apr. 22: 10am-8pm

Wed. Apr. 23: 10am-8pm

Thurs. Apr. 24: 10am-8pm

Fri. Apr. 25: 10am-8pm

Sat. Apr. 26: 11am-3pm

Sun. Apr. 27: 1:30-4:30pm


Mon. Apr. 28-Tues. May 6: closed



Regular Schedule (until Apr. 2)

Monday 10am-6pm & 7-9pm

Tuesday 10am-6pm & 7-9pm

Wednesday 10am-8pm

Thursday 10:30am-6pm

Friday 10:30am-4pm

Saturday closed

Sunday 1:30-4:30pm


Regular hours ended on Wed. Apr. 2. Extended hours began on Thurs. Apr. 3. We will be open until April 27.


This schedule is subject to change. If these hours are not compatible with your schedule, please email Holly at holly.fraser at (replace the 'at' with the appropriate symbol).


General Information

Schedule: Math/Stats Help is generally open whenever the U of S is in session; that is, during Regular Session (September-April) and Spring and Summer Session (mid-May until mid-August). We are not able to open on statutory holidays. We often hold exra hours during the final exam periods.

If you have written or will be writing the Math Placement test for your 100-level Mathematics course, you might be interested in trying out the online Sample Placement test, at the website of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

If you would like to find a private tutor (for payment), please consult either the tutor list maintained by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, available here: Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics tutor list or the tutor list maintained by the USSU (general) Help Centre:


 U of S students seeking help with non-U of S courses should be aware that students needing help with U of S courses have priority. Unfortunately, we usually do not have the capacity at this time to answer questions from people who are not University of Saskatchewan students.