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Tutoring

Laurier's Waterloo campus does not currently offer an official tutoring program or centralized tutor referral services.

If you are encountering some academic challenges with a course, your first step is to make an appointment to speak with the instructor to discuss your concerns. The instructor can assess your situation and assist you with identifying the academic issue and help determine the type of tutoring resources that may best meet your academic needs. The instructor may be able to provide you with a name of a senior A-level student who has expressed an interest in offering individual tutoring assistance.

Procedure

  1. Make an appointment to visit your course professor.
  2. Visit your teaching assistant/instructional advisor during his or her office hours.
  3. Check to see if your course is supported with supplemental instruction sessions.
  4. Check with the department or professor to see if they can recommend a senior student.

Want a Tutor?

For students who are looking for a private tutor, Learning Skills and Development in conjunction with Accessible Learning at Laurier Brantford, offers the Tutor Referral Service (TRS).

The services facilitate a match between a student who would like to be tutored in a particular course and a student tutor who has taken that course. Students are required to pay tutors directly for each tutoring session.

If you are registered with Accessible Learning and would like to request a tutor, please make an appointment with your disability consultant or contact lbaccessiblelearning@wlu.ca.

If you are not registered with Accessible Learning, please contact lbwritelearn@wlu.ca to discuss the Tutor Referral Service.

Be a Tutor

Are you interested in being a tutor? All individuals who would like to be tutors listed with the TRS are required to complete an application form and participate in a two-hour training session facilitated by Learning Skills and Development and Accessible Learning. Tutors who participate in this training can add it to their Laurier Experience Record.

Spring 2020 training sessions:

Tutor Referral Service Training for New Tutors:

  • Tuesday, May 19th from 2-4 p.m. on Zoom
  • Wednesday, May 27th from 1-3 p.m. on Zoom

 Tutor Referral Service Remote Tutoring Training for Current Tutors:

  • Thursday, May 21st from 10-11am on Zoom

Registration is required through the Student Success Portal.

Questions? Email lbTutors@wlu.ca.

Matched With a Tutor?

Here are your next steps.

  1. The tutor and student must both fill out the tutor-student agreement.
  2. The tutor and student must both fill out the tutor receipt form.

The above forms do not need to be submitted to Learning Skills and Development; they are for your own records.