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Tutoring at the Centre

At the Tutoring Centre, Learning Assistants (LAs) offer tutoring in specific subject areas (listed below) at no additional cost to you as a Sheridan student.  As senior co-op students recruited from Sheridan, University of Waterloo, Ryerson, and University of Guelph, the LAs in the Tutoring Centre are knowledgeable and well qualified to support you in your studies.

How it Works

Tutoring sessions with Learning Assistants (LAs) are offered in ½ hour and 1 hour appointments, or shorter drop-in sessions. The subjects covered by LAs are listed below.

Book up to 2 hours per week, per subject.

Subjects

LAs are available for each of the following subject areas:

  • Architecture - Covers the use of architecture-related software (e.g., AutoCAD, SketchUp), as well as technical math, drafting, and other related topics. Plus, your LA can provide explanations of OBC standards and help you better understand course material. Only offered at the HMC campus.
  • Chemistry - Covers fundamental issues related to Chemistry, Organic and Biochemistry from a health perspective (Pharmacy, Nursing, Nutrition and Medicine). Only offered at the Davis campus. 
  • Citation & References - Covers how to build and correct your citations and references for your writing assignments (APA, MLA and other styles). Bring your references, sources, and citation questions! By appointment only.
  • Computer Programming - Covers object-oriented programming (Java 1 and Java 2) and other computer programming-related questions. Offered at Trafalgar and Davis campuses.
  • English/Writing - Covers writing practice, presentation skills, basic computing, study and test-taking skills, citing sources, and pronunciation. In addition, LAs can review a portion of your assignment for structure and grammar and offer constructive feedback on content and style. NOTE: Your LA cannot proofread an entire assignment for you, but they can help you improve your proof-reading skills. Offered at all three campuses.
  • Math - Your LA can provide explanations of math concepts, and patiently help you problem solve your way to finding solutions and understanding your subject better.
    • Math - general math topics, including computer math. Offered at Trafalgar and Davis campuses.
    • Business Math- Covers most Business Math topics (e.g., Accounting, Finance, Statistics, etc.). Offered at HMC and Davis campuses.
    • Trades Math - Covers technical math topics related to the skilled trades. Offered at Davis campus.
    • MEET Math - Covers engineering subjects, including mechanical and electro-mechanical, as well as electronics and computer engineering programs. Only offered at the Davis campus. By appointment only.

Group Sessions

  • English Conversation Circles - Practice your English speaking skills in small groups. Join Learning Assistants for these informal sessions planned by ESL faculty and hosted by English/Writing LAs. See Hours & Locations for the current schedule.
  • Varsity Athletics Study Hall - During scheduled times, Varsity Athletes take over the Tutoring Centre to do independent studies. One LA is usually present during these hours in case they need any help. Ask your coach for the schedule.

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