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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!

 


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Kauthar

Program of study: Political Science and International Development Studies double major
Study tip: Set SMART goals before studying to get a clearer sense of what you hope to accomplish!
Favourite study spot: The library
Fun fact: I have been snorkeling in the Red Sea

 


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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 :)

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Shayna

Program of study: I am a fourth-year student in the Psychological and Health Sciences and am double majoring in Mental Health Studies and Health Studies (Population Health).
Study tip: My favourite study tip would have to be the power of writing out notes for understanding and remembering concepts better (also making them fun with diagrams, colour coding etc.).
Favourite study spot: My favourite study spot used to be upstairs in the library or in HL but now; I guess it would have to be my desk in my room.
Fun fact: I love calligraphy/lettering and other creative past-times and love incorporating that into my note-taking.