Resource Centre Tutoring

Facilitating student success

In addition to the after school study club, we offer tutoring to our students between 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM, Monday through Thursday and on Fridays between 10:00 AM and 3:30 PM. Students may take advantage of this in-house service during spares and after school. This program is designed to provide direction for students who struggle with homework completion and organization as well as for students who feel they need additional help with a given course or require greater consolidation or clarification on individual concepts.

It is important to note that the purpose of the in-house tutor is to help students help themselves and to assist or guide them to the point at which they become independent, successful learners, and thus no longer need continual help. Tutoring aims to supplement what is done in the classroom and during an individual’s study time, not substitute for it. The tutor is a facilitator, who aids a student’s efforts.

As such, we ask our students to follow a simple protocol. Students MUST come prepared with classroom work/assignments that require “hands-on” assistance. You should ASK QUESTIONS—it is the best way to learn! The tutor can then address any misconceptions that might have caused these errors and explain the correct principles, using appropriate examples to illustrate each point. The tutor is not there to do your assignment for you or to teach you text material you have not read or attempted yourself. The tutor will show students where to find the answers rather than always telling them the answers.

The ultimate goal is to help each student become an independent, successful, self-directed learner.  With this goal in mind, tutoring sessions have the following functions:

  • To help students identify the important features of course material.
  • To help students develop strategies for learning.
  • To support students with fundamental information that is assumed by course objectives.
  • To provide supplemental help that is specific to the student’s needs and expectations.
  • To serve as a forum for questions and answers.

Tutoring is a helping tool that is available to all students. As noted not everyone needs tutoring, but when needed, tutoring can make a great contribution to success.

We have two tutors available, one specializing in Mathematics and the Sciences and one specializing in English and Humanities. They can be found on the 5th floor in the English Resource and Mathematics Resource Centres.