Academic Learning Centre

Academic Learning Centre

SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT

Our Academic Learning Centre is here to help. Please use the link below to schedule an appointment. From free tutoring to individual or group study sessions, our staff are dedicated to helping you succeed. Please note, due to demand, students are currently limited to three appointments per week.

Schedule Appointment

Please complete the ALC Intake Form prior to your first appointment.

COME VISIT US AT OUR NEW LOCATION IN ROOM B07 (IN THE BASEMENT) IN WALDRON BUILDING.

Our staff can help structure your semester, teach study strategies, provide time management tips, assist with advanced online research, and can offer support in developing reading and writing skills, effective note taking, correct bibliography formatting, and so much more. Whether you are struggling with a certain class or want to bump that B up to an A, support is always available to help you strengthen your academic skills and achieve your academic goals.

WRITING

Our Academic Learning Centre tutors can help you improve your writing no matter what your current skill level. We are not an editing service. Rather, we will work with you to help you understand how to craft well-written, well-structured essays, so that you may carry those skills with you to future assignments.

RESEARCH

Before you even begin your essay or project, you need a plan. Our tutors can help you create an effective research strategy, including: how to draft a compelling thesis statement, how to find relevant source materials, and how to lay out a convincing argument.

STUDY

If you are having difficulty understanding your class materials, we will work through them together to make sure you leave with a better grasp of the information being presented to you. Stressed out by a big test? Let us help! We can help you come up with a strategy to study both efficiently and effectively.

WORKSHOPS

The Academic Learning Centre will offer several skill-building workshops over the academic year. The topics of these workshops will include: research and writing, studying, and test-taking. Follow Booth UC on Facebook to receive updates on when and where these workshops will take place. The dates will also be posted on the ALC Workshops page.

STUDY SESSIONS

The Academic Learning Centre will be available to provide study sessions for a number of courses this year. If you think you and your classmates would benefit from a guided study session, please let us know and we would be happy to organize one.

SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT

While Booth University College’s Academic Learning Centre has some drop-in hours, we recommend that you make an appointment to guarantee that one of our tutors will be able to meet with you. Please note, students are currently limited to three appointments per week. This is subject to change based on demand.
Schedule Appointment

All students will be required to complete an Academic Learning Centre Intake Form before they can access ALC services. We encourage students to complete this form prior to their first appointment.

EMAIL APPOINTMENTS

If you cannot make it to an appointment in person, you have the option of scheduling an email appointment. Simply sign up for an appointment using the online scheduler and select the email appointment option. Then, you can either upload your assignment to the website at any time prior to your scheduled appointment or you can email a copy of your assignment to: ALC@BoothUC.ca. We will look at your assignment during your appointment time and return it to you with corrections and comments.

When you email us your assignment:

  • Include a description of the assignment
  • Make sure you run a standard Spelling & Grammar Check prior to submitting your assignment to us
  • Make sure the file is in .doc format

We can only correct, on average, 4-5 pages per appointment. If you have a longer assignment, please plan to have us look at it more than once.