DROP-IN PEER TUTORING
Need Help in Science? Math? English? Humanities?
by Marie Fester
Beyond office hours, department help centres, or labs, there is another way to get a tutor or help for school in general, located in the basement of the library. L-023 is home to the Academic Success Centre’s (ASC) drop-in peer-tutoring centre, organized by Elizabeth Clarke.
Staffed with 80 student volunteers and teachers, there is always a tutor to help you. All the tutors had excellent grades in the classes they tutor in and have completed the tutor training course provided by the ASC. Whether it is a question about writing a paper, how to get a start on an assignment, questions about math, or your homework, you can probably find an answer in L-023. Peer tutoring is a great way to get a second opinion on your work or to clarify concepts that remain unclear to you after class.
As a tutor, I can guarantee that everyone there is ready and willing to help you and, in the case that they cannot, will ask another student if they can. No appointment is required, but each tutor has his or her own schedule, so make sure to ask them when their hours are if you want to see them again for your work.
Keep in mind that as finals close in on us, traffic in most of the tutoring centres will increase dramatically, so drop in sooner rather than later to avoid the stress.
The drop-in centre is open from 8:30-4:00 on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday, and from 8:30-4:30 on Wednesday and Thursday; the college’s AASIP, athlete academic support program, continues in the tutoring room until 5:30. A list of tutors and their subjects can be found in the Academic Success Center (H-117), outside the Library, in L-023, and on the JAC portal (scroll down to documents – ASC tutoring).