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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


We continue to follow directives from multiple government levels and public health. Important details about Student Life services to keep our campus community safe and healthy: 

  • In-person appointments are by appointment only and can be booked on the Student Life Portal.

    • In-person appointments at the downtown Oshawa campus location will be available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
    • In-person appointments at the north Oshawa campus location will be available Monday through Friday, starting September 27.
    • Virtual appointments are available Monday through Friday.
  • Follow social distancing protocols, mask protocols, proof of vaccination and staggered entry and exit to maintain physical distancing.

Who can help me?

Students can book one-on-one appointments in a variety of subject areas with either an academic subject specialist or a peer tutor. Academic subject specialists possess a master’s or professional degree in their area of expertise. Peer tutors are upper year students who have achieved an A in the courses they tutor. 

How do one-on-one appointments work?

During one-on-one sessions students should come prepared with specific questions about the content and concepts of concern. They are encouraged to bring their homework, rubrics for assignments, and other materials relevant to the content they are looking to review. Students must be able to show the source of a problem they are working on. One-on-one sessions allow students to address difficult-to-understand material at an appropriate pace and level of instruction. Appointments are typically 45 minutes long.

Please note that written works will not be proofread during one-on-one sessions. Writing Specialists and Peer Writing Tutors teach editing skills by helping students develop their writing skills.

Appointment Booking Guidelines

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 HallPhysics SpaceChem CornerWriting Room 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 may be barred from accessing the service for the remainder of the semester.
  • Will result in one session taken off the semester total (12 appointments per calendar each semester).