Frequently Asked Questions
- Tutoring is a free academic support service for students.
- Tutors help students understand course content through the practice and review of course material.
- Writing tutors help students learn effective communication skills and citation rules.
- Tutors may be peers in your class, upper year students, or professional staff tutors.
- A referral to tutoring is one of many options to help you be successful in your courses and program. A referral or request for tutoring should be considered a positive encouragement, and not a punishment. Anyone can have challenges with new subjects, assignments and adjusting to college expectations.
Tutoring services are free and open to all SLC students! Students may seek assistance at any time in the semester.
- Individual or small group subject-based tutoring in the Academic Support Centre (located in Aultsville, 3rd Floor, Room A343) – drop-in and by appointment
- Individual or small group course-based tutoring with a matched Peer Tutor – meeting times are arranged by the students and must take place on campus (Registration with Peer Tutoring Required)
- Subject or course-based group tutoring – based on availability, demand, and subject area expertise. These sessions are scheduled in advance. (Registration with Peer Tutoring Required)
Register for Peer Tutoring– apply using the online request form. For help registering, visit your Student Success Facilitator (SSF) in Room M1320 in Cornwall. Students will also find the link to the online request form via the UR SLC app.
- Check your college email!
- You will receive a confirmation email soon after you sign-up.
- For most requests, you will be matched with a peer tutor in 2-3 days! Your peer tutor coordinator will contact you directly by college email. It is important that you promptly reply to this email to coordinate your tutoring session(s).
- For high-demand classes, you may be directed to a group tutoring session. You will receive an email from the group tutor informing you of the date, time, and location. It is important that you attend these sessions as they are specially arranged for your class.
- Every effort is made to find tutoring assistance for each request, but peer tutoring is not guaranteed. For some courses and subjects, the matching process may take a longer time. Students may use tutoring services in the Academic Support Centre. If you have not received a confirmation email, or if you have not heard from your tutor, contact your Student Success Facilitator.
Working with a tutor can help students learn through the tips and techniques demonstrated by peer and professional tutors.
Connect with your Student Success Facilitator (SSF) to help find Peer Study Groups to join. Your SSF can also help you with learning strategies such as time management, study techniques, and test taking.
What if I need someone else to talk to?
Use the UR SLC app to find events, activities, clubs, social networks, and workshops on campus. Connect with your Student Success Facilitator (SSF), program coordinator, professors, friends, or student government to find out more about campus services.
Apply to become a Peer Tutor - Cornwall
Please complete and sign (electronic signature is available on some of the documents) the following three documents and email the documents to your Student Success Facilitator (SSF).
Copies of all the Peer Tutor forms can also be found outside the Student Success Facilitator offices. If you have questions about the forms please do not hesitate to contact us.
Once your Student Success Facilitator has reviewed and approved your Peer Tutor application, you will need to complete and submit the following additional paperwork. Your SSF will review your documents and submit them to Human Resources.
- Payroll Direct Deposit Bank form (pdf)
- SLC Confidentiality Statement form (pdf)
- TD1 Personal Tax Credit Return form (pdf)
- Personal Tax Credit Return TD1ON form (pdf)
Please also take the time to review the information on the Peer Tutor Manual for information and frequently asked questions.
- Peer Tutor Manual (pdf)
Once your SSF matches you with a Peer Tutee(s) please track your hours, ask your Tutee to sign the form, and then submit the Session Log Sheet along with your Time Sheet to your Student Success Facilitator. Your SSF will submit your paperwork to the Payroll Department.
Apply for Peer Tutoring - Cornwall
Thank you for your interest in the St. Lawrence College Peer Tutoring Program. To request a peer tutor please click here.
*** If you experience technical difficulties, please visit the Student Success Facilitator Office in Room M1320 in Cornwall.*******