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The Flora Beckett Math and Science Help Centre

Tutoring services

HWKC (Commons Building), Rooms 134 and 135

Full schedule

In addition to having small class sizes and personable instructors, UNB Saint John has taken extra steps to ensure you have the tools to succeed in university math and science.

The Flora Beckett Math and Science Help Centre provides additional help to students encountering problems in their mathematics and intro science classes. The Help Centre comprises a team of qualified tutors coordinated by a faculty member from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Services provided through the Help Centre are free to all full and part-time UNB students.

Drop-in tutoring help is available and no appointments are needed. The Centre is located in the Hans W. Klohn Commons, rooms 134 and 135.

For more information, or if you're interested in working in the Math and Science Help Centre, please contact Dr. Hope Alderson at

Math Readiness Program

Does math make you anxious? Are you worried that you may not be prepared for university math?

The Flora Beckett Math & Science Help Centre will be offering a Math Readiness Program over the summer. The program is designed to assess a student’s mathematical strengths and weaknesses, and to provide them with a flexible, personalized learning plan to help make them university math ready.

The program is targeted at first-year students enrolled in an entry-level math course, and is open to students from all programs. This program is free-of-charge to UNB students. Interested students are encouraged to register early since participation is limited.

Students interested in participating in the program can contact Dr. Hope Alderson, Coordinator, at

Workshops: BE Math Ready

Are you taking a first-year university math course at UNB Saint John? Would you like to strengthen your math skills?

The Flora Beckett Math and Science Help Centre is holding three precalculus workshops. The workshops will focus on reviewing and practising the skills needed for first-year math. All are welcome. Workshops are free to attend.

Arithmetic and Elementary Algebra: Sept 10, 6 – 8 p.m., GH-115

Functions and their Graphs, Logs and Exponentials: Sept 11, 6 – 8 p.m., GH-115

Geometry and Trigonometry: Sept 12, 6 – 8 p.m., GH-115

Employment opportunities

The Math and Science Help Centre is currently looking for qualified students tutors in math, stats, and general intro science.

Student tutors will work as part of the Math and Science Help Centre (MSHC) team under the supervision of the MSHC coordinator. Tutors will provide tutoring assistance to first-year undergraduate science students in one-on-one and/or group settings, as well as assist with exam review sessions and short workshops. To qualify, candidates should have excellent grades in their key area of study within science. Ideal candidates will match strong academic performance with an interest in education. Strong communication skills are a definite asset.

Application forms can be submitted to Dr. Hope Alderson, Coordinator, at or in-person at Ganong Hall 300A. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.