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Academic Advising & Study Skills Appointments

Boost your academic confidence and gain strategies to improve your academic performance.

Academic & Learning strategists and study skills peer coaches are here to help you with:

  • Study strategies to ace your tests
  • Multiple choice and essay questions
  • Time management
  • Memory and concentration
  • Reading and note taking

Bring your textbooks, notes, syllabus, and other course material to receive hands-on help.

1-1 Study Skills Peer Coaching Appointments

For one-on-one study skills coaching sessions, log into CLNx and book a 1-1 appointment.

CLNx>Appointments>Book UTSC Peer Appointment>AA&CC Peers – Study Skills
 

Students said:

"Very comfortable set-up...it's great knowing someone is there when you need them”

"Study skills peer coaching centre is very useful and convenient...flexible schedule"

"The 1-on-1 counselling is very effective...peers can relate to my problems"

"It's easier talking face-to-face...helped give me focus and direction"

Study Together Sessions (virtual)

Having trouble studying alone and staying motivated? Join the weekly Study Together sessions online to complete your readings and assignments with other students. Building in regular study times in a supportive group environment can help you to enhance your focus and productivity. The study skills peer coaches are available to:

  • Help you set specific study goals
  • Share tips on how to study more effectively and be productive
  • Recommend academic resources on-campus to support your success

How to sign-up

To sign-up for the weekly sessions, log in to CLNx to register
Go to Events & Workshops => Academic Advising & Career Centre

Meet Your Peer Coaches

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Danyal

Program of Study: Psychology Specialist, Biomedical Ethics and Applied Statistics Minor.
Study tip: Understanding your biology and routines can help you pick optimal energy-rich times to study.
Favourite Spot to Study: My desk with a soft hued lamp lighting up my room.
Fun Fact: I have lived in 7 cities spread across the U.S and Canada!

Manola

Program of study: Mental Health Studies Co-op and Applied Statistics Minor
Study tip: When studying with a friend, try explaining concepts to them! If you can explain them in your own words, it is an indication that you have a good understanding of that concept!
Favourite study spot: Coffee shops! If I can't go to coffee shops, I make myself a nice coffee and set up my desk with music to make myself feel like I am at a coffee shop!
Fun fact: I love getting into any creative hobby! So far, I've enjoyed watercolour, digital art, calligraphy, music production, various instruments and singing, writing, photography... Cannot wait to tackle more hobbies :)

Heba

Program of study: Psychological and Health Sciences Specialist and Biology Minor.
Study tip: Make up fun questions and test your knowledge of the content you are learning. That way you become aware of what information you know, and what you don't, so that you can go back and review it. 
Favourite study spot: An empty classroom! Use the UofT Synchronous Space Finder to find which classrooms are free to use at a certain time. 
Fun fact: I love taking up new hobbies, and I am currently interested in hip-hop dance and volleyball!