Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Students helping students at Douglas College's Learning Centre

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

The Learning Centre (or the “LC”) uses a student-led approach to learning that helps you evaluate and improve your study skills to succeed in both current and future courses. The LC has branches at both the Coquitlam and New Westminster campuses, offering free help for writing and college courses.

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, 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. All Learning Centre tutoring is free to Douglas College students.

Another 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.

The LC also offers computer skills help at the New Westminster campus. If you’re having trouble with a program or need a hand with formatting, ask one of our computer skills tutors. You can find them at the computer skills desk, which is located in the library, just outside the library classroom (room 2100A).

The Learning Centre is open during the following hours for the Winter 2016 semester, starting on Jan. 4:

New Westminster
Room 2105, in the Library

Mon: 9:30am-5:30pm
Tues-Thurs: 9:30am-7:30
Fri: 9:30am-5:30pm
Sat: 10:30am-2:30pm

Room A1040, beside the Atrium

Mon-Tues: 10:30am-5:30pm
Weds-Thurs: 10:30am-6:30pm
Fri: 10:30am-1:30pm

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