Drop-In Centre

The MLC Drop-In Centre is a relaxed place where you can come to talk with friendly tutors either face-to-face or online about learning and using maths for any of your University of Adelaide coursework.

The MLC drop-in centre is available for all University of Adelaide coursework students, regardless of the course you are studying or the location you are. 

For face-to-face MLC drop-in centre

To attend the drop-in centre face-to-face please see the information below regarding our opening hours and location. 

For virtual MLC drop-in centre

To attend our drop-in centre virtually please use the Zoom link below. Please note that this is login access only.

Zoom virtual MLC drop-in centre

Opening hours

The face-to-face and online versions of the drop-in centre are open the same hours. Upcoming opening and closing hours are as follows:

  • OPEN 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday (Adelaide time)
    from Mon 2/8/2021 to Fri 17/9/2021
  • CLOSED
    from Mon 20/9/2021 to Fri 24/9/2021
  • OPEN 12noon to 3:30pm Monday Tuesday Thursday Friday (Adelaide time)
    from Mon 27/9/2021 to Fri 1/10/2021
  • OPEN 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday (Adelaide time)
    from Tue 5/10/2021 to Fri 19/11/2021

Offshore students please note that Adelaide time is currently GMT+9:30. You can convert this to your own local time using this time zone converter.

Location

  • The face-to-face drop-in centre is on Level 3 East of Hub Central on the North Terrace Campus.
  • The virtual drop-in centre is accessed using Zoom.

How to use the drop-in centre

During our opening hours, you can drop in either face-to-face or online without an appointment to talk about any aspect of learning and using maths in any course, though we have a focus on those using maths in their program for the first time. 

When you arrive at the drop-in centre either face-to-face or online, you may have to wait for up to 30 minutes for a tutor to arrive. They will stay with you for between 15 minutes and 30 minutes, and then move on to other students. You can stay as long as you need and talk to the tutors multiple times.

The tutors  will ask you questions help clarify exactly what mathematical concepts and skills you want to learn. The tutors will give advice on how to learn, and encourage you as they help you to figure things out. They will not tell you direct answers to assignment questions, but they will discuss how you might think about them.

What to do when you arrive at the face-to-face drop-in centre:

  1. Come into the room and look to find an empty seat.
    • If you see the course you are studying on a blackboard, that means students studying that course are sitting at that table.
    • If you don't see your course, sit anywhere and add your course to the blackboard so other students can find a classmate.
  2. You do not have to get the tutors' attention, we will come to you when we are available.
  3. Get out your notes, books or computers so that you are ready to talk to the tutor when they arrive.

What to do when you arrive at the virtual drop-in centre in Zoom:

  1. Access the Virtual MLC drop-in centre via zoom
  2. There might be breakout rooms for specific courses.
    • If so, join the appropriate breakout room.
    • If there isn't a breakout room for your course, or there are no breakout rooms at all, just stay in the main room.
  3. There may be no tutor there at the time you arrive because they are helping face-to-face students as well. Be patient and a tutor will come.
    If a tutor is there in the Zoom, they may be talking to another student, so be patient and they will talk to you soon.
  4. Make sure you have open on your screen whatever will help the tutor to help you, such as your assignment instructions and your course notes so that they are ready when the tutor can talk to you.