Academic Coaching and Tutoring
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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.
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.
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 come to see us or to use student resources on campus. Drop by the Lamb Learner Success Centre, MC221, Stan Grad Centre anytime.
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 success seminars
Success seminars are offered throughout the year. All SAIT students and apprentices welcome.
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.
Improve your planning and goal setting abilities, maximize your time and overcome procrastination. Set up a weekly schedule, establish priorities and balance school, work and home life.
Learn how to retain information in less time, with more ease and confidence. Discover and practice a variety of memory techniques.
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.
Do you have trouble listening and taking notes at the same time? Learn new strategies for processing information and maximizing your learning in class.
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, true/false, essay and open-book exams.
Interactive coaching tools
Knowing your grades is important for monitoring your academic success. Use our interactive grade calculator to track your progress.
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.
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.
Start here: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 details.
Tutoring Services Register
Top up your knowledge tank or untangle a tricky concept with help from a tutor.
Spring/summer tutoring schedule
May 1 – Aug 14
|Monday||4 – 6 pm||Ahmad Bahaaddeen|
|Wednesday||4 – 6 pm||Ahmad Bahaaddeen|
May 14 – Aug 14
|Tuesday||5 – 8 pm||Ben Pinckney|
|Thursday||5 – 8 pm||Ben Pinckney|
|Sunday||noon – 3 pm||Eli Thome|
May 14 – Aug 14
|Tuesday||6 – 9 pm||David Wei|
Writing effectively and making presentations with confidence are two keys to a successful academic experience. Connect with a writing tutor for support with a written assignment, project or presentation, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Please keep your assignment due date in mind and contact a tutor well in advance of your deadline.
The 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).
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.
Contact Academic Coaching or Tutoring Services
Lamb Learner Success Centre, MC221, Stan Grad Centre