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COVID-19 ASC: Online Academic Supports

Welcome!

About our Online Academic Supports

 

In response to COVID-19, Academic Success Centre (ASC) has developed alternative online delivery models for all our academic supports.

 

To request a Tutor or Academic Coach, please complete the online Tutoring and Coaching Request Form.

 

Online Learning Resources

Please download this guide for how to adapt your study habits as courses and services move to an online delivery format.
Academic Success Centre has also developed a Student Blog - COVID-19 edition with strategies to help you get the most out of online learning while sustaining your mental health. 
You can also check out the new Library Guide for Students Working from Home with resources to help you to make the transition to working/studying from home.

 

Online Academic Supports

We are currently offering all our ASC services online, including:

 

Weekly Reviews

We have developed a schedule of online workshops and Help Desk drop-in sessions via WebEx. Students can check the current schedule in the Weekly Reviews page in the menu on the left. 

Contact: Please check the Weekly Reviews page in the menu on the left for contact information for each workshop.

 

Individual and Group Tutoring

For students with referred tutoring supports, ASC tutors are contacting students to make alternate online tutoring arrangements with them. We ask students to check their email often, as we likely will send updates fairly frequently. If you want to access tutoring, please visit the Individual and Group Tutoring menu on the left.

Contacttutoring@RRC.ca Please write your campus in the email subject line to ensure the correct ASC staff receives your email (ex. NDC).

 

Peer Tutoring

Online peer tutoring is one of several tutor-led supports designed to help students succeed in their programs. We will do our best to connect students with a peer tutor, however tutorial support varies according to program and tutor availability. To access peer tutoring, please visit the Peer Tutoring menu on the left.

Contacttutoring@rrc.ca Please write your campus in the email subject line to ensure the correct ASC staff receives your email (ex. NDC).

 

EAL Supports

ASC tutors are contacting students to make alternate online tutoring arrangements with them. We ask students to check their email often, as we likely will send updates fairly frequently. If you want to request EAL tutoring, please visit the EAL Supports menu on the left.

Contact: Kaleigh Quinn kquinn@rrc.ca

 

Academic Coaching

Academic Coaching has moved online. If you are a student currently working with an academic coach, please contact your academic coach to arrange for online meetings. If you would like to meet with an academic coach for the first time, please contact us.

Contact: Dayna Graham tutoring@rrc.ca

 

Study Skills Training

We have two methods of meeting study skills training needs. One through live WebEX study skills workshops on the following topics: Active Learning Strategies to Enhance Student Success; Time Management in an Online World, Habits of Success Students; Writing for College; and Active Listening and Effective Note-Taking. The other method is through individual Academic Coaching in which students can meet with their own study strategists. 

Contact: Dayna Graham dagraham@rrc.ca

 

Diversity Training

We are offering Diversity Training Workshops via WebEx, at the request of instructors for their classes. These workshops are recorded so they are available to the students to review later, as needed. This new online delivery model includes providing Pre-Workshop Guidebooks for the students, and Post-Workshop Learning Activities for the instructors with ideas on how to continue the learning journey with their students. In addition, instructors can also request to enroll their students in the Diversity Awareness Courses via LEARN.

Contact: Nora Sobel nsobel@rrc.ca

 

Online Resources

We continue to offer helpful online resources to support students' learning, including the Student Success Skills (strategies for reading, writing, time management, study skills, test taking), the Student Blog (strategies for anxiety, dealing with emotions, mindfulness), and the STEM Centre (worksheets and videos for different courses and subjects).

 

Please visit this site often over the coming days for more information on ways to connect for ASC supports. If you cannot find information about some ASC supports, please contact:

Chris Harder, Tutoring Supervisor tutoring@rrc.ca
Contact Chris for tutoring, weekly review workshops, and help desks for NDC campus programs.

Dayna Graham, Adult Learning Facilitator tutoring@rrc.ca
Contact Dayna for academic coaching at any campus, and for tutoring, weekly review workshops, and help desk support for courses at the EDC campus.

Kaleigh Quinn, EAL Specialist kquinn@rrc.ca
Contact Kaleigh for English as an additional language (EAL) tutoring and workshops, and writing and communication help desks.