Due to the current COVID-19 situation, all SMP First-year Learning Centre tutoring will be provided using a combination of in-person and online sessions.

Need help with a tricky tutorial problem or exam prep?

Our mathematics and physics learning centres are valuable resources for first-year students.

You can ask our friendly tutors about parts of a course you don't understand, about tutorial problems, or for help with reviewing work before an exam.

Tutorials are voluntary and informal, and you can attend them in addition to your regular tutorials.

Mathematics First-Year Learning Centre​

In person tutorial sessions:

Location: Priestley Building (67), Room 443.

Starts in week 1 and continues to exam week 1, stopping only at mid-semester break.

Opening hours: Monday to Friday between 2.00 and 4.00pm. 

Online tutorial sessions (see above for days and times):

Please visit the Maths First Year Learning Centre blackboard page for zoom links. 

Physics First-Year Learning Centre​

The Physics First-Year Learning Centre comprises of 1 online and 4 in-person tutorial sessions per week. 

In person tutorial sessions:

Location: Parnell Building (07), Room 208 (Physics Student Tea Room).

Starts in week 2 and continues into study week.

Opening hours: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday between 12.30 and 1.30pm; Friday between 1.00 and 2.00pm

Online tutorial sessions:

On Wednesday, the Physics Learning Centre willl be handling questions over Zoom.

This is scheduled for 12.30pm to 1.30pm, with the link posted on Wednesday morning. Upon request, extra Zoom sessions may be accommodated.

Head to the Ed PLC Discussion Board to join the discussion board, then ask a question or request a Zoom meeting.

Questions can be posted at any time on the discussion board (which can be anonymous). However, being proactive with your learning is always the best approach, since responses may not be instant. It is much better to drop into a PLC session to ensure timeliness of questions being answered.