Conquer your semester with the Student Success Centre

By University Advancement and Communications Posted: March 1, 2022 11:45 a.m.

The Student Success Centre has a variety of free services for students, including tutoring sessions.
The Student Success Centre has a variety of free services for students, including tutoring sessions. Photo: iStock

Are you finding it difficult to stay organized, keep up with your classes, or manage your stress level? The Student Success Centre can help you with that! They offer a variety of free, personalized support services for students that are designed to get you back and track and make the most of your U of R experience.

Their programs and services will help you transition into university life, become a more effective and efficient student, and encourage you to engage in learning and everything the U of R has to offer.

The Student Success Centre has a variety of workshops that will help you to develop your learning skills and succeed in your classes. They offer workshops such as Time Management, Stress Management, and Study Skills that will help you to stay organized through your last month of classes and prepare for your final exams.

Visit their Events Calendar to take a look at all of the workshops that are offered this semester.

“I attended several workshops last year. They guided me to be a more confident student and they helped me find solutions regarding time management and note-taking,” says Konstantinos Giannopoulos, second-year Faculty of Arts student.

If you would prefer one-on-one, confidential help with your classes, the Student Success Centre also offers Learning Skills Consultations. In these sessions, a Learning Skills Advisor can help you to develop an individualized approach to test preparation, note taking, textbook reading, exam writing, and time management.

“As an adult, online learner attending university for the first time, I enrolled in Student Success Centre programming to assist myself in being dedicated and accountable to certain academic goals,” says Wendy Nuell, first-year Psychology student. “The Learning Skills appointment is a helpful tool to achieve success in your studies.”

If you would like to schedule a Learning Skills Consult, you can book an appointment online.

 “Reviewing my strengths and weaknesses, along with identifying target goals, has helped me stay on track to be successful in my studies. The conversation is very open and not directed at you, but directed with you,” says Nuell. “The Learning Skills appointment is a great way to build self-confidence as a student knowing you have a support system that will work with you to obtain your success goals.”

The Student Success Centre also offers tutoring appointments for math and stats and undergraduate and graduate writing.

If you feel that your essay could use another set of eyes before you hand it in, or you would like some guidance on becoming a better writer overall, you can sign up for Undergraduate Writing Zoom Tutoring or Graduate Writing Zoom Tutoring. You can also email your paper to and have it reviewed by a writing tutor. The turnaround time is typically two to three business days, so remember to plan around your deadlines accordingly!

You can book an appointment for Math and Stats Tutoring if you need more specific help in a math or stats class. In order to make the best use of the tutoring session, be sure to have your assignment ready to show to your tutor, and have your questions prepared in advance.

“We know that online learning has its own unique challenges, and students have certainly had to overcome a lot over the past two years,” says Krisanne Gossard, Associate Director, Student Success. “We want students to know that the Student Success Centre is here for them, and we want to see them succeed. Whether you need one-on-one help, or to improve your skills in a specific area, I would encourage you to book an appointment or workshop so that we can help you reach your full potential.”


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