Peer tutors are available to come visit your classes for 15-minute information sessions to tell your students about our services and how to access writing, course content, study skills and computer skills help from the Learning Centre including:
developing study skills to improve oral presentations, note-taking, study strategies, test preparation, and time management,
preparing written assignments for all courses, including help with thesis statements, creating arguments, organizing paragraphs, and in-text citations,
gaining better understanding of basic course concepts, and
learning the technology skills needed to complete and submit assignments (e.g. Word, Excel and Blackboard).
Faculty from the Learning Centre are available for:
informational sessions at departmental and divisional meetings
coordinating in-class study and learning skills workshops
speaking individually with instructors to discuss integrating foundational study and writing skills into course assignments
developing peer-led Exam Jam and study groups for your courses
We would always love to know how we can best help students in your courses. Please contact Holly Salmon, Learning Centre Faculty Coordinator, with any questions.
Please consider adding information about the Learning Centre to your syllabus and/or online course space. See below for examples:
Peer tutoring, as well as self-help materials, like tutorials and handouts, are available through the Douglas College Learning Centre.
Meeting with a peer tutor is free for students currently enrolled in Douglas College credit courses.
Tutors provide feedback for your writing assignments to help you improve your academic writing skills, including essay organization, in-text citation, understanding plagiarism and following assignment instructions.
The Learning Centre produces handouts for writing and study skills that you are welcome to distribute to your classes. Please contact us if you’d like copies of our handouts for your students.