Teacher Zone

We can help your students become better learners and writers:

Individual Appointments

If your students need more support in academic writing, reading, time management or study skills, you can suggest that they make an appointment with one of our professionals.

All our appointments are one-on-one and confidential. Most importantly, students don’t have to wait; they can see one of us during daily drop-ins.

Use the SOARS form to refer students to this service.

English Labs

Every semester, the Skills Centre professionals conduct writing labs designed for students not working in their first language. These labs are attached to two English courses— 001: Remedial Activities for Secondary V English Language Arts and 101: Writing English.

Click here for more information about the labs.

In-class Presentations and Workshops

At a teacher’s request, we can come to a class to provide a presentation or a workshop. Some of the topics include:

  • MLA, APA, and avoiding plagiarism
  • Time management and study skills
  • Essay structure
  • Thesis statements

We work with teachers to personalize the presentations, as needed.

Contact the Centre at #1740 to discuss the details.

Peer Tutors

Our peer tutors provide support individually or in groups for students in most courses. They help students understand concepts and practice problems, and develop successful strategies for learning in specific domains. Tutors don’t work directly on course assignments. We also have group tutoring (e.g. for Nursing students or for Calculus I for Social Science students).

Click here for more information on peer tutoring.

English Language Tutoring and Groups

If your students are struggling with English because it is not their first language, they can be matched with a peer tutor to improve their fluency.

Use the SOARS form to refer students for this service.

Exit Exam Preparation

We offer individual appointments and Exit Exam workshops to all Dawson students. Copies of old exams and handouts are also available at the Centre.

Click here for more information on our Exit Exam help.

Support for Students at Risk

We support all students who are struggling academically, are overwhelmed or are on academic probation. They do not need to have a learning difference or have any documentation of difficulties.

Use the SOARS form to refer students for this service.



Last Modified: May 1, 2018