Learning Centre

The Learning Centre offers assistance to students in their coursework and beyond, including individual tutoring sessions in English, Mathematics, Economics, and Social Sciences.

Students can book one to two free 30-minute tutoring appointments per week. If you have any questions or would like to visit the tutors in the Learning Centre, feel free to drop by Room 411 at the Main Campus.

New to the Learning Centre?

Check out this Powtoon video!

Learning Centre Tutors

Fred Tabarsi – Math
Monday – Friday 8:30 – 4:00 pm

Amy Logan – English
Monday – Thursday 8:30 – 5:00 pm

Kyla Drzazgowski – English
Wednesday – Saturday 10:00 – 6:30 pm

Amber Ho – English
Monday – Thursday 10:00 – 5:30 pm
Friday 10:00-2:00 pm

Gabrielle Flores-Santiago – Social Sciences
Drop-In (No Appointment Needed)
Monday – Friday 9:00 – 5:00 pm

Arjun Chatterji – Sciences
Tuesday – Wednesday 11:00 – 3:00 pm

Rules about English Tutoring

We are here to help, but please respect the rules!

  • You must sign up online before coming to the Tutoring Centre.
  • If you are more than 5 minutes late, another student can take your appointment.
  • Bring your assignment guidelines so the tutor knows what your instructor expects.
  • Be prepared. Please bring a PRINTED copy of your assignment. The tutor will not check anything on your laptop.
  • Come with something specific you want to ask about or work on.
  • The tutor cannot help a student before sessions or for “just two minutes.” Sessions are a minimum of 30 minutes and must be booked online.
  • One student per session.
  • The tutor is not here to fix your essay or give you ideas.
  • The tutor will offer criticism and advice, point out repeated grammar errors, give you practice to improve your weaknesses, and explain teacher comments and assignments.

Booking an Appointment with a Tutor

If you need help with booking an appointment or you cannot see any available space, feel free to DROP IN to see our Tutors for assistance.

Book an appointment with a tutor here.

*The Learning Centre is located in ROOM 411 on the Fourth Floor.

Resources

Have you ever opened your textbook, read a chapter, and then realize you did not remember anything? Try the SQ3R method! The SQ3R method is an effective tool to help students read academic texts, take notes, and prepare for exams!

SQ3R stands for:

S- Survey
Quickly look over the entire text. Look for Chapter Titles, Vocabulary, Summaries, Introductions, Summaries, and Review Questions (10-15 minutes)

Q – Question
Write down questions you have. Answer the Chapter questions. Make sure you can answer the 5 main questions (Who, What, Where, When, and How) (15 minutes)

R – Read
Read the text! Answer all the questions you asked earlier.

R – Recite
Read your text out loud. Explain in your own words all the answers you have for the questions you made earlier. This will help you to understand and remember the information.

R – Review
Go over your notes, your questions, and your answers. Highlight things that are important! (10 minutes)

Useful Links

https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/13/
https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/02/