Academic Support

Visit these pages for more academic support:

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.

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.

Students can book appointments on this page or using the link posted in Populi (join the ALC Group or find 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’re not an editing service and we will not catch or identify all your errors. We’ll guide you through basic editing, 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.  

Preparation and planning of assignments

Before you begin your essay or project, make sure you understand the requirements and create a plan for a well-organized and well-supported paper. We can help get you started on the right track.

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.

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.

Skills workshops

Watch your inbox 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 and English Literature and Religion courses. 

ALC Tutors for 2021-2022

  • Alina  
  • Britt
  • Derrick
  • Lauryn
  • Melissa

Book an appointment

Use our online scheduler to book a 30 or 60 minute appointment:

  • in-person (not available right now)
  • by email
  • over-the-phone
  • video (zoom)

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Academic advising

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.  

Accessibility services

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.

Visit us

Throughout the year, don’t hesitate to stop by or contact us for information. 

Room B07 (basement of 447 Webb Place

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