SALS supports student academic success by providing the following:
- ESL support
- Learning strategies
- Peer tutors
- Subject specific support
- Writing skills support
We provide these services through online modules and resources, in workshops and tutorials, and through individual appointments. We also have computers for students to use for academic purposes.
To help you be successful you can do the following:
- Register for SALS ONLINE
- Attend workshops and tutorials
- Book an individual or small group appointment
- Apply to get a peer tutor
SALS ONLINE is your free, 24/7 online resource. There are six SALS ONLINE units and you can get help with writing, learning skills, English as a Second Language, math, business, and science.
The ESL Specialist at SALS can help ESL students with the following:
- Assignment clarification
- Editing skills
- Oral and written skills development
- Presentation skills
Papers are not proofread at SALS; however, writing staff will review your paper with you, help you understand your mistakes, and teach you how to correct them. This will make you a better writer.
Students can apply for a peer tutor in one or two subjects, but we cannot guarantee that a peer tutor will be available for every subject. Students can increase the chances of being matched with a tutor by applying early in the semester.
No, peer tutors are not able to help students complete any work for marks or share copies of previous tests as this compromises academic integrity and has serious academic consequences for both the student and the tutor. If you do not understand your assignment, speak with your professor for clarification.
We cannot guarantee that students will receive 15 hours of tutoring per subject. Applying early and being flexible with regards to your availability to meet with a tutor allows you to access more weeks of tutoring and increases the likelihood of receiving the full 15 hours of tutoring per semester.