Meet with a Tutor

A tutoring session is an individual (one-on-one) meeting between you and a tutor/consultant. You can meet with a tutor at any point in your assignment process; for instance, you might meet with a tutor if you'd like support:

  • understanding an assignment
  • brainstorming ideas
  • drafting or revising a writing assignment
  • preparing to present or speak about your work
  • understanding a difficult reading

If you make a tutoring appointment at the WLC, you can expect to leave with a clear sense of your next steps and a strategy or resource for following that plan.

General tutoring appointments are 45 minutes long and can be booked online.

Drop-in tutoring is 15-minute consultations so is best for short questions or feedback. During drop-in, students are welcome to stay and work in the space.

Tutoring Hours

45 minute appointments:

Fall and Winter semesters:

  • Monday-Thursday: 10am-6pm
  • Friday: 10am-4pm

Summer semester

  • TBD

Drop-in:

  • Something about this here!

You can see the full schedule here.

Call us ahead of time if you have any questions about your appointment.

About Our Approach

We support you with any assignment from any class, studio to liberal arts and sciences. Our approach is collaborative and facilitative: we believe that students and tutors both take part in directing the discussion and identifying the goals of the meeting.

Our tutoring staff is able to support you no matter what program you come from. The staff is made up of Writing & Learning Consultants and Peer Tutors.

  • Writing consultants are professionals and academics have graduated from post-secondary and graduate studies, and may have areas of specialization (such as working with language learners) or other roles within the WLC (such as leading in-class workshops).
  • Peer tutors are current upper year students or recent graduates of OCAD U students at OCAD U who come from all disciplines.

To learn more about the consultants and their backgrounds, click here.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

Is there anything I should prepare?

Preparing for your appointment can help you get the most out of your time with a tutor. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Think about what you hope to achieve during the appointment and discuss that with your tutor.
  • Bring relevant documents such as your assignment instructions, readings, or course syllabus.
  • Bring any progress you have made on your assignment, no matter where you are in the process.
Do I have to pay for tutoring?

Unless otherwise specified, there is no additional charge for our tutoring services. Our fees are part of the ancillary fees you pay with your tuition.

What if I need to cancel?
  • Check your student email for appointment reminders and double-check your appointment time and location.
  • If you need to cancel, please do so at least 24 hours in advance so we can open the spot up for other students.
How do I book an appointment?

Appointments can be booked in person, by phone or email, or online.