Help Centres

Chemistry Help Centre

Chemistry-Physics Building, Room C 2022
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

This is a small help centre for students studying Chemistry 1010 and 1011. A tutor is usually present to answer questions.

Chemistry Resource Room

Chemistry-Physics Building, Room C 2012
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(Also open on some evenings and Saturdays before tests and final exams.)
Telephone: 709 864-8085

The Resource Room offers students access to computers and reference materials that address topics in first-year and second-year chemistry courses. An instructional assistant is on hand for questions.

Computer Science Help Centre

Engineering Building, Room EN 2031C
Hours: Posted each term
Drop-in centre only

During academic terms, our instructional assistants hold scheduled hours to give help with 1000- and 2000-level laboratory courses, and student assistants (senior computer science majors) are available who can help with non-laboratory courses at the 2000, 3000 and 4000 levels. All staff will review general concepts and address any difficulties associated with computer science work.

Digital Learning Centre

The Digital Learning Centre provides a clean, quiet, technology-rich learning space for HSS students to complete assignments, group projects and individual study.
Student staff are on hand during all opening hours and can assist you with any questions you have. The DLC is located in SN 4030 (Science Building) and is equipped with 40 iMac computers loaded with specialized software, as well as word processing and audio-visual resources useful in introductory language courses. All you need to log in is your student number and course section.

If you want or need formal certification of your French skills, you can take the DELF test in the DLC.

Free conversation classes are also offered here for students enrolled in French 1500, 1501, 1502, German 1000/001 and Spanish 1000/1001.

To view the current semester’s lab and conversation class schedules, visit For general inquiries, call 709 864 8585 or email

Economics Help Centre

Arts Building, Room A 3095
Hours: Posted each term
Drop-in centre only

This help centre provides assistance with interpreting textbooks or course study guides, the clarification of textbook readings or lecture materials, and offers help to students with study assignments when approved by course instructor. Help is currently available only for Economics 2010 and 2020.

French & Spanish Help Centres

Hours: Posted online as well as on the door of SN 4049
Peer Tutoring: Room SN 4049. 
Phone: 709 864 7636 

Mathematics Help Centre

Mathematics Building, Room HH 3026
Hours: Posted each term
Drop-in centre only

The Mathematics Help Centre is open on a drop-in basis for students taking Mathematics 1000, 1050, 1051, 1090, and including the new Mathematics 1090 (Extended) course. Students are welcome to drop in with questions on lecture topics or sample problems. Tutoring is done on an individual basis and no appointment is necessary. Text and electronic resources are available.

Physics Help Centre

Chemistry-Physics Building, Room C 3071
Hours: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Telephone: 709 864 8899

This centre is designed specifically for first-year physics students, and is staffed by professors, assistants and physics majors. The staff schedule is posted at the beginning of each semester so students can check when their professor is scheduled to be at the centre.

Writing Centre

Science Building, Room SN 2053
The Commons, Queen Elizabeth II Library
Hours: Posted each term
Telephone: 709 864 3168

The Writing Centre, a free university-wide service managed by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, is staffed by tutors who will guide students through stages of the writing process. Whether you need help getting started, editing or creating a bibliography, the Writing Centre staff are happy to help. For students completing distance education courses tutoring is available online. For additional information or to make an appointment, please contact the centre.


Academic Advising Centre

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000