Help Centre

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Math-Physics Accelerator Help Centre

Mathematics Department Help Centre

The Mathematics Department runs in-person and virtual help centres. During the semester, our in person and virtual help centres will be open Monday to Friday until the August exam period for free drop-in help – no appointments are necessary. The help centres are staffed by graduate students from the department of mathematics. The help centre opens for the summer term on Tuesday May 21st 2024.


Virtual Hours:

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 1:00pm to 5:00pm on MS Teams (see link below)

Tuesday and Thursday, 3:00pm to 7:00pm on MS Teams (see link below)


Joining the Virtual Help Centre

It is recommended that you install Microsoft Teams on your computer. The browser based approach further below has limitations, (as does mobile).

After installing Microsoft Teams on your computer and logon to your Western Office 365 account. After you have done that return to this tab and click on the link below:

Virtual Help Centre

Clicking this link should enroll you in a Microsoft Team, if it doesn't try restarting Teams and clicking the link again. Clicking on the "Teams" tab in Microsoft Teams should produce a lovely rainbow coloured circle with the heading "Mathematics Department Virtual Help Centre".



Clicking on that rainbow coloured circle will bring you to the Mathematics Department Virtual Help centre. For information on how to use it click on the "General" tab and then click on "How to use the..." at the top of the page.

 An alternative method (browser based)

Log on to your Western email, i.e. Office 365. From the office home page search for the Microsoft Teams page.


You can join the team (see top right browser window) with the code: arl8xza


Private Tutor List

Private Mathematics Tutors

As a service to those students seeking private tutors for university mathematics courses, the Department of Mathematics is displaying the following list of persons who have expressed an interest in private tutoring. The Department of Mathematics is posting this list without commenting on the qualifications or on the quality of tutoring by those persons named on this list, nor with fees that may be charged.

See Private Tutor List

Peer Assisted Learning (PAL)

Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) Centre - Western Univeristy 

More Information

Virtual PAL

(closed during Reading Week and Exam periods)


Academic Support and Engagement

Academic Support and Engagement supports students academic, personal, and professional growth. When students participate in our programming and receive support from our team, they discover and develop their strengths, establish their academic identity, engage in leadership and learning opportunities, and build the confidence and competence they need to thrive.