I'm not sure how familiar you are with IRC, but in my experience functional programming languages have a very helpful and supportive community around them. From visiting #haskell a few times, I got the impression that the same applies to the Haskell community. So, if you get stuck and you can concisely describe your issue, then the best use of your time is probably not posting on StackOverflow or emailing the supervisors, but joining #haskell. All the info is on the official Haskell wiki.
In my case, I needed some clarification regarding polymorphic types, and within (literally) two minutes I had received a very competent answer.
However, if you are not used to asking technical questions, then please read this FAQ by Eric S. Raymond first.