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Academic Coaching and Tutoring

πŸ“…  Join the Virtual Study Lounge

Study in a structured space, meet with your peers and learn expert study strategies at the  Virtual Study Lounge.

The lounge takes place every Tuesday in MS Teams and is hosted by peer learning strategists and Academic Coaching staff. Register once via the form and you'll receive automated invites to add to your calendar — come to one, a couple or every week.

 

Academic Coaching

Sharpen your study skills and ease exam anxiety with support from an academic coach.

An academic coach is a pro when it comes to time management, note-taking, exam strategies and lots more — and these pros are always ready to share tips.

If you need to book an appointment outside of regular business hours please contact us directly at: academic.coaching@sait.ca

Academic success seminars

Success seminars are offered throughout the year. All SAIT students and apprentices welcome.

πŸ“…  Register for an academic success seminar

Activate your study skills

Learn how to make studying part of your everyday routine. Get tips to build a study schedule that works and create a variety of study aids that will put an end to cramming. 

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Activate your study skills Winter 2021 date coming soon! TBA
Master time management

Improve your planning and goal setting abilities, maximize your time and overcome procrastination. Gain tools to set up a weekly schedule, establish priorities and balance school, work and home life. 

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Master time management Winter 2021 date coming soon! TBA
Improve your memory

Learn how to retain information in less time, with more ease and confidence. Discover and practice a variety of memory techniques.

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Improve your memory Winter 2021 date coming soon! TBA
Get what you need from what you read

Learn and apply a simple six-step system to get vital information out of your textbooks, into your notes and stored in your long-term memory.

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Get what you need from what you read Winter 2021 date coming soon! TBA
Take better notes

Do you have trouble listening and taking notes at the same time? Learn new strategies for processing information and maximizing your learning in class.

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Take better notes Winter 2021 date coming soon! TBA
Write exams like a pro

Get tips to help you feel confident leading up to and during your exam. Learn how to apply winning strategies to multiple-choice, short answer, open-book and online exams.

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Write exams like a pro Winter 2021 date coming soon! TBA
Rock your midterm recovery

Was your midterm season tough? Learn how to calculate your course grades and track your academic progress. Discover learning strategies to boost post-midterm confidence and identify your next steps towards a successful semester.

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Rock your midterm recovery Winter 2021 date coming soon! TBA
Survive Final Exams

Feeling the pressure of final exams? Get tips and strategies to feel organized and prepared for the exam season. Learn how to set up a final exam study schedule and review the basics of active studying.

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Survive Final Exams Wednesday, Dec. 2 Noon – 1 pm
3 – 4 pm

 

The highs and lows of a new routine

It’s been a little over a month into the Fall 2020 semester and I’m slowly finding my groove while learning in an online environment.

Write exams like a pro

You've worked hard, you know your stuff, now ace that test.

Tutoring

Top up your knowledge tank or untangle a tricky concept with help from a tutor.

Online tutoring sessions

Tutoring sessions are offerend online for a variety of programs, courses and subjects — from math and physics, to journalism and BGIS. Check the schedule below, then register and attend through SAIT’s TuberEdu websiteTo get started, visit the website, click on "Start learning with TuberEdu," register via the form and submit. Watch the video tutorial.

Fall 2020 tutoring schedule (Sept. 14 – Dec. 18)
Program/Course Day Time Tutor
Drop-in sessions
Math/Physics Monday 4 – 6 pm  Ahmad Bahaaddeen
Tuesday 6 – 8 pm Mahin Asfari
Wednesday 4 – 6 pm Ahmad Bahaaddeen
Saturday 4 – 5 pm Ahmad Bahaaddeen
Sunday 4 – 5 pm Ahmad Bahaaddeen
Math/Physics/Thermodynamics/Mechanical Engineering Tuesday 3 – 5 pm Arjun Chopra
Wednesday 3 – 5 pm Arjun Chopra
Bachelor of Applied Technology Geographic Information Systems Tuesday 5 – 8 pm Ethan Zhang
Thursday 5 – 8 pm Ethan Zhang
Saturday 9 am – noon Jenna Sie
Bachelor of Science Construction Project Management Tuesday 5 – 8 pm David Wei
Thursday 5 – 8 pm David Wei
Geomatics Engineering Technology Monday 5 – 8 pm Harkamal Kaur
Wednesday 5 – 8 pm Harkamal Kaur
Saturday 9 am – noon Nirav Patel
Engineering Design and Drafting Technology Tuesday 6 – 9 pm Gregory Pinheiro
Thursday 6 – 9 pm Gregory Pinheiro
Journalism Monday 4 – 6 pm Sarah Groot
Library Information Technology Monday 4 – 6 pm Haley Kleckner
Accounting and Taxation Tuesday 5 – 7 pm Wai Wai Hlaing
Information Technology, IT Software Development Monday 5 – 7 pm Minh Lam
Wednesday 5 – 7 pm Minh Lam
Course tutorials
MATH 238 Monday 4 – 6 pm Ahmad Bahaaddeen
Thursday 4 – 6 pm Ahmad Bahaaddeen
MATH 288 Thursday 4 – 6 pm Ahmad Bahaaddeen
BMAT 230 Wednesday 6 – 8 pm Joe Farah
STAT 270 Tuesday 6 – 8 pm Joe Farah
ACCT 215/1010 Tuesday 6 – 8 pm Patrick Meindersma
Thursday 6 - 8 pm Patrick Meindersma

Request a volunteer peer tutor

Submit the Peer Tutor Request form to be matched with an available volunteer peer tutor in your subject area. All volunteer peer tutors have been screened to ensure they meet specific academic and professional requirements. Note: Tutors may not be available for every subject.

🍎 Volunteer as a peer tutor

Use your knowledge and expertise to help a fellow student in need of tutoring support — volunteer as a peer tutor. You must have an 'A' grade or higher in the course(s) you wish to tutor. Volunteer peer tutors will be matched with a peer requiring assistance based on demand.

Volunteer peer tutoring is an approved Co-Curricular Record activity and an unpaid opportunity.

Hire a tutor

Connect with a tutor through SAIT's  tutor registry — a list of qualified peer and professional tutors. These tutors set their own availability and hourly rates, and will work with you directly to schedule sessions and arrange payment.

Note: SAIT does not employ tutors through this registry. SAIT does not require tutors to provide criminal record checks and cannot guarantee personal character. It is always recommended you meet your tutor in a public place.

🍎 Join the tutor registry as a tutor for hire

Join SAIT's tutor registry as either a peer or a professional tutor. As a tutor on the registry, you will set your own availability and hourly rates, and you’ll be responsible for managing your own schedule and arranging payments.

Writing Centre

Writing effectively and making presentations with confidence are two keys to a successful academic experience.

Connect with a writing tutor

Connect with a writing tutor for support with a written assignment, project or presentation, by emailing tutoring@sait.ca. Please keep your assignment due date in mind and contact a tutor well in advance of your deadline. 

A writing tutor can:

  • help clarify assignments
  • teach you how to brainstorm and outline writing assignments
  • give feedback on the organization of your writing or presentation drafts
  • teach you how to correct errors in grammar and help with sentence structure
  • show you methods for documenting sources and avoiding plagiarism
  • show you how to proofread and edit work
  • facilitate group projects that involve reports
  • provide feedback on visual presentations (e.g. PowerPoint).

✍️ Request feedback on your writing assignments via email

You can also request feedback on your writing assignments via email. Email your draft to  writing.help@sait.ca for feedback. Response times are typically two business days. However, during peak periods of the semester this may be longer. Make sure you submit your work early. This is not an editing service. However, we will review your work and provide you with feedback.

Please make sure you send your email from your SAIT email account.  

Remember to include:

  • your name and student ID number
  • course code, instructor name and program of study at SAIT
  • the reason for submitting your paper or assignment
  • assignment due date

Writing workshops 

Join a virtual writing workshop and improve your writing skills. Writing workshops take place on Thursdays at 1 pm and are approximately 50 minutes.

πŸ“…  Register for a writing workshop

Improving sentence structure

Learn how to correct common errors including run-on sentences, comma splices and sentence fragments.

Coherency and flow

Want to make your paper easier to read? Explore strategies for organizing your paper and connecting ideas between sentences. Topics include creating traditional and reverse outlines, integrating clear pronoun references, and adding transitions.

Integrating sources

Explore common mistakes when integrating quotes and paraphrases into papers. Learn how to integrate quotes properly with lead-ins and how to paraphrase successfully using step-by-step strategies to help reword original passages.

Anti-procrastination for written papers

Overwhelmed with writing reports and papers? Learn how to break papers down into smaller, manageable steps to feel more confident and prepared. Additional procrastination and time management tips for writing will also be covered.

Early Alert program 

Sometimes on the path to success at school, you hit a bump in the road. Whether the bump is academic, personal or just a feeling that something’s off, SAIT has a community of support resources that can help.

Early Alert is a referral system — a referral can take place anytime during your studies. It’s a way for your instructors to connect you to the right support resources before those little bumps turn into major struggles. You can also refer yourself or connect with support resources directly. 

Students supported by an Early Alert system are less likely to be on academic probation and more likely to improve their academic performance and well-being.

If you have questions about the program, contact by email  early.alert@sait.ca or phone 403.774.4773.

Step one: Start here

Complete the Early Alert self-referral form. If your instructor notices you might need a little support they’ll submit a referral on your behalf.

Early Alert is entirely confidential and governed by the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP). Referrals will never impact your academic record or transcripts.

Remember! A referral isn’t necessary to access student resources on campus. 

Step two: Connect

After a referral has been made, you’ll hear from us by email. When you respond, we’ll set up an appointment. If we don’t hear from you, we’ll try you by phone. 

Step three: Meet

The appointment is your time to talk and ask questions. We’ll listen and connect you to the right resources.

Step four: Follow up

After we meet, we’ll also email you a list of the resources we talked about and any additional info we think might be useful.

Step five: Follow through

We’ll check in to make sure you have all the support you need. 

Academic probation support

If your Grade Point Average (GPA) falls below 2.0 you’ll be notified by the Office of the Registrar that you're on academic probation.  

πŸ‘‰ Track your grades

Knowing your grades is important for monitoring your academic success. Use our interactive grade calculator to track your progress and find out more about understanding your grades

πŸ‘‰ Back on Track workshop

Being notified you’re on academic probation is an opportunity to make a change for the better — and a great time to check in with supports on campus. 

πŸ“…  Register for the Back on Track workshop

This workshop will help you understand what academic probation means, plus you’ll:

  • take a look at what didn’t go well last semester — did you have distractions outside of school, is your classroom environment creating challenges, did your study plan not pan out, etc.
  • learn about grades and how to track to them
  • discover new learning strategies and increase your confidence
  • identify your next steps and make a plan to move forward.

When you register, you'll receive a confirmation email with workshop content.

Contact

Academic Coaching
403.284.8082
academic.coaching@sait.ca

Tutoring Services
403.284.7050
tutoring@sait.ca

Lamb Learner Success Centre, MC221,  Stan Grad Centre

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