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One-on-one Support

Book an appointment on the Student Life Portal

Online appointments

Please note that all Student Life services have been temporarily moved online.  You may book an appointment normally through the Student Life Portal and you will recieve email instructions about how to access your appointment either online or by phone.  Thank you for your patience.

Academic Subject Specialists

One-on-one sessions allow students to receive specialized academic assistance with one of our academic subject specialists. During a one-on-one session, students can seek assistance regarding particular questions they have or certain concepts they do not understand. An academic subject specialist will be able to provide advice on these questions or concepts. One-on-one sessions are 45 minutes long.

Academic specialists are available for English as a second language, chemistry, math, physics, writing and study skills (goal setting, test anxiety, time management etc.).

Peer Tutors

The Peer Tutor program offers undergraduate students the opportunity to work one-on-one with a trained peer tutor. Students are encouraged to bring their homework and assignments and seek focused assistance on difficult questions and concepts. Peer tutoring allows students to receive help based on their individual needs, at an appropriate pace and level of instruction. Students can either work with a peer tutor or join a group of other students who are being coached by a peer tutor. View a list of courses where a peer tutor is available.

Please note that papers are not proofread during one-on-one sessions. Writing specialists teach editing skills by helping you understand your common errors and how to correct them.

Booking an Appointment

Appointments should be made in advance, especially during peak times (a few weeks prior and leading up to midterms and final exams). However, the Student Learning Centre offers drop-in study sessions through our learning communities: Math Study Hall, Physics Space, Chem Corner, Writing Room. We also offer Peer Tutor drop-in hours and Peer Assisted Study Sessions for select courses.

Visit the Student Life Portal to book an appointment or call 905.721.8668 ext. 6578. 

Please provide 24 hours notice to cancel an appointment. Appointments cancelled with less than 24 hours’ notice:

  • Will be counted as a no-show.
    • After three no-shows, a student will be barred from accessing this service for the remainder of the semester.
  • Will result in one session taken off the semester total (you are allowed 12 one-on-one sessions per subject per semester).