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Tutoring

What is online tutoring?

Tutoring is a FREE service for all Georgian students. We support your learning by reviewing tips that will enhance your learning skills.

Tutors are other post-secondary students who have achieved high academic standing and have been recommended by faculty.

Most courses at Georgian are eligible for tutoring. For more information contact AcademicSuccess@georgiancollege.ca

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FAQs: Tutoring

What kinds of tutoring support are available?

We offer drop-in tutoring support and booked appointments specifically for accounting and computer studies. All our tutoring is done remotely via WebEx. Additionally, you may be eligible for one-to-one tutoring support. Contact Academic Success for more information.

Do you have drop-in tutoring available?

Yes we do! Go to our drop-in tutoring schedule to connect with our tutors. All drop-in tutoring is done remotely using WebEx. Make sure you select the drop-in event to get the WebEx link.

Do you have any tutoring appointments?

Yes! New for Fall 2020 we are offering appointments with our accounting and computer studies tutors.

How long are booked appointments with the accounting and computer studies tutors?

Appointments are up to 30 minutes long. You may only have 2 appointments per week to accommodate other students' needs.

How do I make an appointment with the accounting or computer studies tutor?

Our webpage links directly to the appointment page.

  1. Look for available (green) time slots.
  2. Select a time slot. Review the Terms and Conditions.
  3. Select "Continue".
  4. Complete the form with your preferred first name, last name, student email, student number, program, and briefly describe what you would like help with. Only your student email address (firstname.lastname@mygeorgian.ca) is accepted.
  5. Click "Submit my Booking". You will get an email in your student email account to confirm the booking. Check your junk folder in case it goes there.
  6. Click on the link provided to confirm or to cancel the booking.
  7. On the confirmation page, click "Yes".
  8. The booking is now confirmed. You will receive another email with the final confirmation. Keep the confirmation email. It includes the WebEx link for your appointment.

How should I prepare for an appointment or drop-in?

Be prepared to share your work electronically. Although tutors won't help with your assignment, they may want to refer to it for clarification on concepts you need assistance with. Have a specific goal in mind for your session.

I can't make my appointment. How do I cancel it?

The confirmation email has a link that will let you cancel the booking.

Can I meet my tutor in person instead of online?

No. For Fall 2020 and Winter 2021, all student services are being delivered remotely.

How can I access online, one-on-one tutoring support?

Book an appointment with the Tutoring Advisor to review your tutoring needs. This appointment will determine if one-on-one tutoring support is applicable for your needs.

  1. Taking a program from Barrie, Orillia, Midland, Muskoka, and Orangeville? Make a calendar appointment
  2. Taking a program from Owen Sound or South Georgian Bay? Make a calendar appointment
  3. Appointments can last up to 30 minutes.
  4. All appointments are in Eastern Standard/Daylight Savings Time (EST/EDT). Use a time zone converter to select the best time.

I'm not located near any of the campuses. Can I still get a tutor?

Of course! Tutoring is available online. Just make sure to consider your time zone if you're not local and that of your tutor to make sure you don’t miss an appointment. Here’s a time zone converter to help with matching times.

How many hours of one-on-one tutoring can I get?

If you are eligible for tutoring, you can receive one hour per week. Tutoring is not available in the first or last week of the semester.

How is online tutoring provided?

Tutoring is provided using WebEx or Zoom. You and the tutor determine the best platform that works for both of you.

Can a tutor help me with my assignment?

No. Tutors are not allowed to assist you with your assignment or assessment (test, exam, etc.). Tutors are required to report academic misconduct to their Academic Success team lead. Review Georgian’s regulation on academic integrity for further information.

What can a tutor help me with?

Tutors will coach you using tips and strategies to improve and build your learning and study skills. Each tutoring session will have specific and realistic goals that you help create.

Tutors must always adhere to Georgian’s academic integrity philosophy.

I don’t think I need a tutor but maybe a little support. Are there any other resources?

Here are a few resources that our tutors recommend - https://library.georgiancollege.ca/tutoring/resources

Also, check your Blackboard course shells. Your professors will identify resources that you can access.

What do I do if I'd like to be a tutor?

If you are interested in becoming a tutor, check out the tutor job description for more information

Can I hire my own tutor?

If you choose to hire a tutor not from the college, make sure you negotiate a contract. The contract should include how many hours of tutoring, pay rate, how long each tutoring session is, start and end date of contract, etc. Don’t forget that you are responsible to maintain the academic integrity of your work.