Georgian College’s peer tutoring is provided at no extra cost. Drop-in and pre-scheduled 1:1 tutoring services are available during the semester on weekdays. Here’s how to get the most out of your tutoring experience.
Peer tutors are available for 1:1 help on a drop-in basis in the library. The Writing Centre, Math Centre and drop-in tutoring Hubs for Business, Engineering and Health Sciences are open to all students. Schedules are posted on the door of the tutoring centre and on the library website. Study groups are available for Pre-Health Chemistry, Biology and Physics and other courses as needed.
Students can access drop-in tutoring by going to the centre of their choice at an open time. Students may also join a study group at the Academic Success reception in the library.
Supplemental tutoring is available to students on a limited basis and is one hour per week. Students can book an intake appointment with the Peer Services Advisor at Academic Success reception. Peer Services will exhaust every possibility to find a tutor if one is not already on staff. In some rare cases, it is not possible to find a suitable tutor.
All tutors are post-secondary students with an 80%+ average and a faculty recommendation. Tutors are trained according to the requirements of the College Reading and Learning Association. Where possible, tutors are expected to have completed the course with at least 80% before tutoring in it.
Georgian College does not have any regulations regarding private tutors and does not cover the costs for these. If you decide to hire a private tutor, we recommend that you have a written agreement (e-mail is fine) to clarify where you will meet, when and how often as well as how much it will cost. This will save you a lot of misunderstandings later.
Let Peer Services know if it isn’t working out with the tutor you were assigned. Another may be arranged if there is one available.
Arranged by the Peer Services Advisor, students meet with a tutor on an individual basis to facilitate understanding of course content.
Peer tutors can be arranged by Peer Services staff for just about any course offered on campus. Students need to make an appointment for an intake with the Peer Services Advisor. Tutoring is scheduled around the student and tutor timetables. Generally students may meet with a one-to-one tutor for one or two hours per week.
Students are always encouraged to use other tutoring and learning strategy services available as an additional support to learning.
For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email the Peer Services Advisor at your campus.
Brandon Lee, Peer Services Advisor - Orillia
Phone: 705.325.2740 ext. 3036
Howard Ditkofsky - Accessibility and Peer Services Advisor, Owen Sound
Phone: 519-376-0840 ext. 2051