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SAIT is dedicated to your success. Tutoring Services offers a wide variety of supports and resources to help you reach your academic goals. 

Find a tutor

If you have questions about regular course material or could use further explanations about concepts covered in your classes, take advantage of our tutoring supports! There are several ways for you to access tutoring services on campus. 

Improve your writing and presentation skills

Being able to write effectively and present with confidence are key skills for success at SAIT and in industry. If you have a writing assignment, group project or class presentation coming up and would like some tips, book a 30-minute appointment with our writing and presentation support tutor. This is a free service to current SAIT students. 

The tutor can assist you by:

  • helping to clarify assignments;
  • teaching you how to brainstorm and outline writing assignments;
  • giving feedback on the organization of your writing/presentation drafts;
  • teaching how to correct errors in grammar and sentence structure;
  • showing methods for documenting sources and avoiding plagiarism;
  • modeling how to proof read and edit work;
  • facilitating group projects that involve reports; and
  • providing feedback on visual presentations (e.g.PowerPoint.)

No current dates are scheduled. Writing and Presentation Skills tutorials will return in fall 2018. 

Get online feedback for your writing assignments

Need feedback on your writing assignment? Email writing.help@sait.ca with your questions or to get feedback.

In your email, please include:

  • your name
  • your student ID number
  • course code
  • instructor name
  • your program of study at SAIT
  • the reason for submitting your paper/assignment

We will usually respond within 48 hours, but service times may increase during peak times. Note: This service will not edit or proofread papers/assignments.

Request a volunteer tutor

Get the one-on-one tutoring help you need — for free! As part of the SAIT Co-Curricular Record (CCR), volunteer peer tutors may be available for your subject area. All volunteer peer tutors have been screened to ensure they meet specific academic and professional requirements. 

To request a volunteer peer tutor, fill out our online peer tutor request form and we will match you with an available volunteer.

Tutors are subject to availability and we cannot guarantee there will be tutors available for every subject area. 

Hire a one-on-one tutor

Connect with a tutor through the SAIT tutor registry — a list of available peers and professionals who have been screened to ensure qualification in their field or subject area. Tutors on the registry set their own availability and hourly rates and will work with you to schedule sessions and arrange payments. The registry is updated weekly with new tutors and schedules. 

SAIT does not employ tutors through the tutor registry. Tutors are subject to availability and we cannot guarantee there will be tutors available for every subject area. 

Stay safe and always meet your tutor in a public place. We do not require tutors to provide criminal record checks and we cannot guarantee their personal character.

Attend a drop-in tutoring lab

Tutors will work with you — either one-on-one or in a small group — to help you understand course content. Tutors are available for most math/science courses, as well as a few specific programs at SAIT, so come to the Lamb Learner Success Centre, Stan Grad Centre, room MC221 or email tutoring@sait.ca for the most up-to-date schedule. No registration is necessary. 

Tutoring in math/science is available for many courses, including:

ACCT 215 MATH 280
APSC 180 MATH 288
BMAT 230 PHYS 181
CHEM 181 PHYS 182
CHEM 182 PHYS 235
MATH 100 STAT 220
MATH 180 STAT 245
MATH 181 STAT 270
MATH 182 STCS 255
MATH 238

Attend a supplementary tutorial

Check out the evening tutorials for some of the more challenging courses at SAIT. During these tutorial sessions, the instructor will review challenging course concepts in a structured classroom setting. No registration is necessary. 

No sessions currently scheduled. Supplementary tutorials will return in fall 2018

SAIT is committed to academic integrity, which is grounded in the principles of Fairness, Integrity, Respect, Safety and Transparency (FIRST) that guide our ethics.

For more information, please refer to the Student Code of Conduct Procedure - AC 4.3.1 or go to academic intergrity.

Become a tutor

Use your knowledge and expertise to help students in need of tutoring support.

Volunteer peer tutoring

Interested in becoming a volunteer peer tutor and having your volunteer work recognized on your Co-Curricular Record (CCR)? We are currently accepting applications for up to 20 volunteer tutors. 

What does a volunteer peer tutor do?

As a volunteer peer tutor, you will assist your tutees in understanding course material, which will help them become more independent learners. You must have an 'A' grade or higher in the courses you wish to tutor. Through peer tutoring, you will give your tutees the individual and specialized attention they need in order to accommodate their learning.

Volunteer peer tutors are eligible for credit through the SAIT Co-Curricular Record (CCR).

How to become a volunteer peer tutor

In order to become a volunteer peer tutor and earn credit through the CCR, you must meet the following requirements:

  • enrolled in second year (or higher) of your current program;
  • overall GPA of 3.6 or above and 'A' grade in the courses you wish to tutor;
  • you must have instructor or academic chair endorsement;
  • excellent communication skills and a keen interest in helping others;
  • multitasking and organizational skills; leadership qualities;
  • clear and articulate command of the English language;
  • willing to work with any student in need of assistance;
  • complete PREP 100 either in person or online (year-round online registration available); and
  • aware that this is a co-curricular activity — not a paid position.

To apply as a volunteer peer tutor, please fill out our online CCR tutor application form. Depending on demand and availability, you will be matched with a tutee who requires your help. 

Tutors for hire

Join the SAIT tutor Registry as either a peer or professional tutor. As a tutor on the registry, you will set your own availability and hourly rates. You will be responsible for working with your tutee to schedule sessions and arrange payments. The registry is updated weekly with new tutors and schedules. 

Register online to become a peer tutor for hire — you must submit a resumé and:

  • be in your second (or higher) year of study in a SAIT program;
  • maintain a grade of 'A' in the course(s) you wish to tutor; and
  • maintain an overall GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Register online to become a professional tutor for hire — you must provide transcripts and a resumé and be either:

  • a SAIT graduate with an overall GPA of 3.5 or higher and a grade of 'A' in the courses you wish to tutor; and
  • a diploma or degree holder in the same area as the courses you wish to tutor (include credential and grade details.)

Preparation courses

Prep 100

PREP 100 will help you succeed in your studies and make the most of your time at SAIT. Learn transferable skills and strategies such as time management, strategic learning, improving memory and effective note taking — you'll even learn about yourself through self-reflection exercises.

Check out Academic Coaching for more information and to register. 

PREP 145 Orientation for Apprentices

PREP 145 is a free study skills course just for apprentices — and the smartest six hours you'll spend at SAIT. Discover your learning style, develop memory techniques, learn effective ways to conquer your modules, get tips on how to write multiple choice tests and prepare for your apprenticeship exam.

Check out Apprentice Success Services for more information and to register. 

MATH 123 Mathematics refresher course

Before you start your full-time program at SAIT, get ready with MATH 123. This free mathematics refresher course will boost your mathematical skills, remind you of the basics and get you ready for calculus. This course is geared towards students expecting to take MATH 237 or MATH 238 as part of their program. 

Topics include a review of algebraic equations, geometry, functions and graphs, trigonometric functions, factoring and fractions, quadratic equations, exponents and radicals, exponential and logarithmic functions, additional types of equations and systems of equations, equations of a higher degree, variation, additional topics of trigonometry, plane analytic geometry and transcendental functions.

Take the SAIT pre-calculus self-diagnostic test. If you score less than 70%, we strongly recommend you take MATH 123. 

Register by calling 403.284.7248 or the Office of the Registrar, room AA211. 

Upcoming datesDaysTimeCRN
July 30 - Aug. 20 Mondays and Wednesdays 6 - 9 pm 11263
July 31 - Aug. 16 Tuesdays and Thursdays 6 - 9 pm 11264
Aug. 7 - Aug. 23 Tuesdays and Thursdays 6 - 9 pm 10876
Aug. 13 - Aug. 29 Mondays and Wednesdays 6 - 9 pm 11386

MATH 123 is available to current SAIT students only. There is no cost for this course. 

Contact Tutoring Services

Lamb Learner Success Centre, Stan Grad Centre, MC221

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