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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

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 (ESL), 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. View a list of courses where peer tutoring is available. 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 the peer tutoring calendar on the Student Life Portal.

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).