The co-ordinator of academic support services oversees the Writing Resource Centre, Peer Tutor program, and the Student Success Course. Contact Shelly Colette 364-2169.

Writing Resource Centre - Located in the R.P. Bell Library, room M-12 (on the left, off the main lobby)
Writing Resource Centre tutors are available to serve all MtA students. The WRC employs tutors in the sciences, humanities, and social sciences who staff the Centre on rotating shifts during our open hours, as well as two EAL writing tutors. The WRC is also a resource for faculty, offering in-class workshops and scheduled tutoring services for specific course writing assignments.

Writing Resource Centre FAQ

What can I expect at the Writing Resource Centre?

Writing Resource Centre tutors are here to serve all Mount Allison University students who want help with their writing. Tutors can help with all stages of the writing process, from planning and research to drafting and final editing. Our goal is to help writers develop the skills to write on their own, without tutorial assistance. The Writing Resource Centre employs tutors in the sciences, humanities, and social sciences who staff the Centre on rotating shifts during our open hours.

What should I not expect in a tutorial?

Tutors are trained to help students develop their own research, writing, and editing skills. Tutors will not advise on content, nor edit your writing assignment for you. We therefore recommend that you come to the Writing Resource Centre for assistance before the assignment due date.

What should I bring with me to a tutorial?

When using the Writing Resource Centre for tutorial assistance with your writing, you should bring with you a paper copy of any work done to date. If you are still at the planning stages, bring the notes you’ve jotted down while brainstorming topics. If you are near the end of the process, bring your draft. Bring what you’ve got, and our tutors will work with you from there. All students are required to bring with them a copy of the assignment guidelines. This is mandatory, unless the professor has not provided any assignment guidelines.

How long do the tutorials last?

WRC appointments are 45 minutes long.

Sounds great! How do I sign up?

You can sign up online through Moodle. Instructions on signing up for an appointment are available here. Our hours of operation are as follows:

MONDAY

  • 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

TUESDAY

  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EAL only)
  • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

  • 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM (EAL only)
  • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

THURSDAY

  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM (EAL only)
  • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

FRIDAY

  • 2:30 PM - 7:00 PM

I still have questions. Who can I contact?

If you have any questions about the Writing Resource Centre, please contact Dr. Shelly Colette at scolette@mta.ca

Academic Peer Tutor Program

The Peer Tutor Program recruits exceptional students from all disciplines, to tutor fellow students in course content. Peer tutors have a minimum GPA of 3.0, have faculty endorsement to tutor in particular courses, and only tutor in courses that form part of their major or minor. Learn how you can become a peer tutor - contact Dr. Shelly Colette at scolette@mta.ca.

Current peer tutors

 

Student Success Course

The Student Success Course is offered during the Winter term, and is designed to help build the research, writing, numeracy, critical thinking, and academic life skills that will help first year students succeed in their university careers here at MTA. All students with a Fall GPA below 1.5 are recommended to take this course, which offers 2 hour weekly workshops designed to hone their academic skills.

This year, workshops from the Student Success Course will be offered in the Fall term, beginning mid-October, for all students struggling with core academic skills.