Georgian College provides peer tutoring as a service funded through the student success fee in your tuition. A variety of drop-in and scheduled tutoring services are available. This info will help you get the most out of your tutoring experience.
Drop-in tutoring centres are open to all students on weekdays each semester (schedules are posted online and at the centres) for writing, math, business, engineering, and health, wellness & sciences courses.
Students are requested to access drop-in services first before receiving one-to-one tutoring. One-to-one tutoring may be recommended for students at risk of failing a course. In some situations, one-to-one tutoring may be recommended by other staff in Student Success or the academic areas.
To discuss your one-to-one tutoring needs, please make an appointment with a Peer Services Advisor at the Academic Success Centre reception in the Library.
Peer Services will exhaust every possibility to find a tutor if one is not already on staff. In some cases, it is not possible to find a suitable tutor.
All tutors are students at Georgian College or the University Partnership Centre with a faculty recommendation and an average of 80%+. Tutors are trained according to the College Reading and Learning Association standards.
Georgian College does not have any regulations regarding private tutors and does not cover the costs for these. If you would like to hire someone to work with you privately, we recommend that you have a written agreement (even an email) to clarify where and when you will meet, what you will pay and how often. This will save a lot of misunderstandings later.
Let Peer Services know if it isn’t working out with a tutor (another one may be arranged in some circumstances) or if you don’t need tutoring anymore.
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