The University and the Department are  invested partners in its students’ academic success. Students are encouraged to explore the various services available to them in support of their studies including advising, tutoring, learning resources, academic accommodation, and peer support & Wellness Centre. Additional services are available from the Faculty of Applied Science’s Engineering Academic Services.


There are many resources on campus designed to help students understand their coursework. Many of these resources are focused on first-year students, but there are also some applicable to second-year students as well.

The Math Learning Centre

The Math Learning Centre (MLC) is a space for undergraduate students to study math together, with support from math tutors, who are graduate students in the math department. Please note that while students are encouraged to seek help with homework, the MLC is not a place to check answers or receive solutions, rather, our aim is aid students in becoming expert learners; to develop critical thinking and skills in a mathematical setting.

  • Leonard S. Klinck Building (LSK) Rooms 301, and 302
  • Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 5:00pm

UBC AMS Tutoring

The UBC AMS offers free tutoring for first- and second-year students.

  • AMS Nest 2528
  • By Appointment – visit the website for details

Learning Resources

These resources exist to help students outside of their coursework by going over skills that can help them in all aspects of their academic life.

Peer academic coaches help you develop your “soft” skills; things like studying, note-taking techniques, and exam preparation. They are also able to put you in touch with resources and people who may help you better.

The UBC Academic English Support (AES) Program offers free resources to improve your performance in class by advancing your academic English skills.

The UBC Learning Commons is able to provide you with guides and resources on a comprehensive variety of topics from interacting with professors to self-care.

Academic Accommodations

Academic accommodations help students with a disability or ongoing medical condition overcome challenges that may affect their academic success. Some examples of accommodations are:

  • Alternate format for print materials.
  • Extended time on exams.
  • Classroom captioning.