Department of Mathematics

Maths help

Below you will find links to the maths assistance services available at the University of Auckland.

All of these services are available to students free of charge.



Your lecturer will have advertised office hours in your course outline. These are the times that lecturers are available to offer assistance to students in their courses. If you are unable to see your lecturer during their scheduled office hours, email them to ask if there is another time they may be available to see you.


Maths assistance room

The Maths assistance room is located in building 302 room 170.

You will find tutors on duty in this room on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, between the hours of 11am-4pm.

Mathematics tutors wear light blue sashes; Statistics tutors wear yellow sashes. Go into the assistance room, find a seat and raise your hand for assistance. Tutors move around the tables and will help you individually. For more information, visit the facilities and resources webpage.

During the Exam Period, the Assistance Room will be active on Mon, Wed and Fri from 11am to 4pm


Computer lab demonstrators

The drop-in computer labs in building 303S, (B91 in the basement and G91 on the ground floor) are manned with demonstrators wearing brightly coloured sashes. These demonstrators are able to offer general help with Matlab, Maple and other mathematical software. The computer labs are open and manned between 9am-8pm on Mondays through to Thursdays, 9am-5pm on Fridays, from week two of semester.


Undergraduate advice and support

If you require general advice or have questions about course selection, please talk to our undergraduate advisors, Dr Padraic Bartlett and Dr Tanya Evans.


International and exchange student advice

For academic and personal support for international and exchange students, please contact Stephen Taylor.


For Māori and Pacific students

Tuākana-Mathematics Learning Community provides learning opportunities for Māori and Pacific students through tutorials, study groups and conversations with tutors.  

Māori and Pacific students are also eligible for free one-on-one help from a senior tutor. You can book an appointment using the following link:

In addition to the services above, you can maximise your chances of success by taking a proactive approach. Set up a study group with other students on your course, talk to your tutors and ask questions during lectures.