Math Help Centre

What is the Math Help Centre?

The Math Help Centre offers peer academic support for undergraduate students for many of the quantitative focused  Bachelor of Commerce core courses. 

How can it help me?

Peer academic support is a service available for undergraduate students that helps clarify key concepts and build understanding and skills in these subject areas using practice problems and reviewing course materials and concepts. Peer academic support also encourages student success through connecting with peers in your program, learning good study habits and learning important skills to help with your success in the BComm program.

What courses can I get support for?

Currently, the BComm courses where support is offered include:

  • MGSC 1205 - Quantitative Methods I
  • MGSC 1206 - Quantiative Methods II
  • MGSC 2207 - Introductory Statistics
  • FINA 2360 - Business Finance I

Peer Academic Support Schedule

To be announced for Fall 2020. 

How do I become a Peer Academic Leader?

About the role:

Peer Academic Leaders provide academic support to undergraduate students in various formats inclduing guided peer academic study sessions and drop-in one-on-one tutoring offered via Virtual Study Halls. All formats will be held on a virtual platform in Fall 2020.

As a Peer Academic Leader, you will work with students to increase their confidence and comprehension of important course concepts and help enhance student learning by modelling good study habits and encouraging students to learn from each other. Some examples of providing academic support include assignment review, practice problems, problem solving strategies, test preparation, and encouraging independent learning.

Peer Academic Leader positions are merit-based, and students are compensated for their time and effort via an hourly wage. Peer Academic Leaders are expected to work, on average, four hours a week with sometime required to prepare for group study sessions. Training will be provided for Peer Academic Leaders to help them understand the role, how to use the technology required, and how to interact with students.  

Why become a Peer Academic Leader?

Becoming a Peer Academic Leader in the BComm program can provide students with the opportunity to: 

  • Support a positive teaching and learning experience for your peers. 
  • Develop and enhance your leadership skills and grow your CV. 
  • Support and participate in the Sobey School of Business community. 
  • Apply your skills and knowledge in a learning environment. 
  • Engage with faculty and professional staff in a meaningful way.

Am I qualified?

Peer Academic Leader positions are typically assigned to current undergraduate students within the program.  They will need to have completed and normally achieved a minimum grade of A- in the courses that they assist and have an overall CGPA of a 3.50 or higher.

How to apply:

Students can apply for Peer Academic Leader positions using the link below:

Peer Academic Leader Application Form

*Applying does not guarantee a Peer Academic Leader position. Successful candidates will be contacted.  Applicants will need to use their Saint Mary’s University email to apply.

Have a question or concern?

Email sobey.bcomm@smu.ca