Subject Area Tutoring
Tutoring is a free service offered to all GU-Q students in the areas of writing, French, Arabic, economics, Map of the Modern World, and study skills. Tutoring sessions are a safe and comfortable environment to work on assignments and go over concepts. For more help in these subject areas, click here for helpful online tools.
How to Prepare for a Tutoring Session
- Schedule with OAS in advance of your due dates. Just knowing that you have an appointment will help you finish on time, but it also allows you time for revisions.
- Prior to your appointment, identify a particular question or issue you'd like to work on in a session.
- Bring your materials: the assignment itself, your work so far, notes, teacher comments... the more you bring, the more we can help.
What to Expect
Your tutor will ask what you want to the focus of the session to be. If you don't know what that is yet, that's okay- the tutoring session will go where you want it to go. Be prepared to participate actively: to think, write, and talk about your work, even if it's not on paper yet or you haven't started your problems. Since our aim is to make you a stronger student (no matter how strong you already are), our tutors will help you discover new strategies for your current and future academic work. Writing tutors will make suggestions, but will not edit your paper. Economics tutors will help you work through problems, but will not complete them for you or show you the steps without your participation. Tutoring is collaborative and interactive. You should feel comfortable asking questions or for clarification, this session is for your benefit, you should leave feeling like it's been a good use of your time.