Thursday, January 9, 2014

Get tutored for free at the Douglas College Learning Centre


Is philosophy giving you fits? Is APA style absolutely agonizing? Is Excel making you enraged? If so, you may want to check out the Douglas College Learning Centre for help with your courses.

The Learning Centre (or the LC, as the cool kids call it) provides in-person and online tutoring, as well as other services. Located at both the New Westminster and Coquitlam campuses, the LC offers help to students for any course at the College. 

The LC’s student-led approach to learning can help students succeed not only in current courses, but future ones as well. All LC services are free for Douglas students.

LC tutors are peer tutors; they are students just like you, taking classes at Douglas or other post-secondary institutions. In addition to helping you with coursework, they can help you with essay writing, math skills and computer skills. Plus they can coach you on how to study more effectively. 

If you are having trouble with a course, don’t wait until it’s too late. From the LC homepage, you can register for an account and log into WCOnline and find a time that’s right for you for a 25-minute appointment. Bookings can be done 24 hours a day, so there’s no need to hesitate.

You can also apply for a weekly, ongoing 50-minute session with a tutor. One more option is to send your written assignments to an online tutor. You can send in your written work any time, seven days a week. Getting help is as easy as going to our website and choosing the option that works best for you.

In addition to tutoring, the LC offers walk-up help for computer skills at the New Westminster campus. If you’re having trouble with a program or need a hand with formatting, ask a computer skills tutor at the computer skills desk. They’ll be happy to help.

Locations and Winter Semester hours:

New Westminster campus
Room 2105, in the Library
Monday: 9:30am-5:30pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 9:30am-7:30pm
Friday: 9:30am-4:30pm
Saturday: 10:30am-2:30pm

Coquitlam campus
Room A1040, beside the Atrium
Monday: 12:30pm-5:30pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 9:30am-5:30pm
Friday: 9:30am-3:30pm

Computer Skills Desk (at New Westminster only)
Monday-Friday: 10:30am-3:30pm