Academic Learning Centre
Our Academic Learning Centre coordinator and peer tutors are available to help students improve their academic skills through help with assignment planning/outlining, feedback on assignment drafts, academic goal setting, time-management, reading strategies, study skills, and more!
ALC appointments are free and available over Zoom, through email, over the phone, and will be open for in-person meetings when permitted.
The ALC also runs peer accountability groups as well as study groups, skills & strategies workshops, and course-specific tutoring as needed/requested by students and/or faculty.
Students can book appointments on this page or using the link posted in Populi (join the ALC Group or find us on the Links page).
How the Academic Learning Centre can help you
Basic editing and organization of assignments
Need a fresh set of eyes on an assignment? We can give you feedback on coherency, sentence structure, and watch for repeated grammatical errors. This process helps you to avoid simple mistakes, ensure your paragraphs make sense, and improve your writing skills. However, we are not an editing service and we will not fix mistakes for you, so you’ll still need to do all the hard work but we will guide you in the right direction!
Preparation and planning of assignments
Starting an assignment can be overwhelming, but it doesn’t need to. We can help you walk through the requirements and guide you to plan an outline for a well-organized and well-supported paper. We can also point you in the right and help familiarize you with the research tools available through the Booth Library.
APA, MLA, and Chicago formatting, citations, and references
Different courses and subject fields have different requirements when it comes to following style guides. We can help you find the correct guide and navigate the rules for formatting, citations, and reference pages. Check out our FILES section in the ALC group on Populi for resources we’ve developed with your questions in mind.
Content specific support and study groups
Having difficulty understanding your class materials? We’ll work through them together so you leave with a better grasp of the information at hand. Stressed out by a big test? We’ll help you come up with a strategy to study efficiently and effectively. We can also schedule and guide group study sessions as needed.
Join the ALC Group on Populi and watch the Populi dashboard for announcements on upcoming Skills & Strategies Workshops. We offer workshops in writing, reading, time management, test anxiety, and more.
Meet the ALC staff
Darla, ALC Coordinator
Darla has a range of experiences and expertise to share. If you’re feeling stuck or unsure, she’ll help you figure it out! She loves the planning and organizing stages of essays for any course, and is especially helpful with general writing and grammar skills.
ALC Tutors for 2022-2023
- more coming soon… (check out employment page for the job posting if you’d like to work for the ALC!)
Book an ALC appointment
Use our online scheduler to book a 30 or 60 minute appointment:
- in-person (limited availability)
- by email
- video (zoom)
Visit the ALC
Throughout the year, don’t hesitate to stop by or contact us for information.
Find us in The Commons
Visit these pages for more academic support:
Your academic advisor is committed to your academic success. They’ll make sure you start the year off right and support you through any academic challenges during the year.
If you need special support, we’re happy to provide accessibility services to help you succeed in your studies. Visit our Accessibility services page to learn more.