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ASC: Tutoring and Coaching

How can I request a Tutor?

Peer Tutoring:

All RRC students can access up to 1 hour of individual, or up to 2 hours of group tutoring per week, when a qualified peer tutor is available.

To access peer tutoring, please click and complete the Peer Tutor Request FormAt the end of the form, you will receive contact information for all peer tutors available for the courses you selected.

To arrange your first tutoring session with a peer tutor, follow these steps:
1) Send an email to one or more of the peer tutors listed and request an appointment. In your email, include at least 3 possible meeting days/times. Peer tutors should reply within 48 hours to let you know if they are available.
2) If the tutor(s) contacted are not available, please try another from the list.
3) Once you receive a positive response from a tutor, arrange a meeting time and place directly with the tutor.

Please read the Peer Tutoring FAQ and Cancelation Policy carefully:

Frequently asked questions:
1) What can my tutor help me with?
- Peer tutors can help you review course content, answer questions, provide feedback, and present opportunities to practice skills.
- Peer tutors cannot assist you with any homework or course assignments that will be submitted for grades or course credit.
- Peer tutoring is offered only when qualified tutors are available.
- If you require assistance with a course that your tutor cannot support, please visit the Academic Success Centre at the Notre Dame or Exchange District campus Library to see if a qualified peer tutor is available for the course.
- The Academic Success Centre cannot guarantee a tutor will be available for all subjects.

2) How much does peer tutoring cost?
- Peer tutoring is free to all students who are actively enrolled in an RRC course and is supported in part by the Red River College Student's Association.

3) How often can I meet with a peer tutor?
- RRC students can access up to 1 hour of individual peer tutoring per week, or up to 2 hours of group tutoring per week (a group can be 2-5 students).

4) Where can I meet my tutor?
- Tutoring must always take place in a public place, and never at the tutor or tutee's private residence.
- The libraries at the Notre Dame and Exchange District Campuses are the suggested locations for students and tutors to meet for their appointments.

5) I've emailed all of the peer tutors on the list provided for my course, but haven't received any responses. What should I do?
- When requesting peer tutoring, please allow for up to 48 hours for the peer tutors to respond to your request.
- If you do not receive a response within 48 hours, please contact the Academic Success Centre office at your campus for assistance. Contact information is listed below.

At Notre Dame Campus: 

Picture of Chris HarderChris Harder
Tutoring Supervisor

Notre Dame Campus Room CM-40
Phone: 204.632.2251


At the Exchange District Campus and Regional Campuses:

Picture of Dayna Graham​Dayna Graham
Adult Learning Facilitator

Exchange District Campus: Room P214
Phone: 204.631.3342

Tutoring Tips

1)  Seek help early.  Make use of your tutor time.  Tutors become very busy the week before mid-terms and final exams.

2)  Come prepared with questions.  Have questions ready to ask the tutor when you meet. Being able to identify what areas you are having difficulty with will increase the value of your time spent with a tutor.

3)  Come prepared.  Bring your textbook, calculator and any other equipment you would need to complete your work on your own.

4)  Play an active role in your session.  Ask questions when you don’t understand the material. Do your readings before attending your tutoring session. The tutoring session should not just be used to complete your homework! Ask the tutor for real life examples to help you understand concepts and how to complete your work. Even ask how a similar question might be asked on an exam.

5)  Get the extras.  WE LEARN BY DOING!  Often tutors can offer another approach to understanding a complex idea, and what questions might help you to reach that understanding. Tutors can often explain how course material fits into your program of study. Understanding the big picture will help you remember and recall the information for tests and exams.

6) Make your tutoring session effective.  Stay on topic and don’t be distracted by things you cannot change. Courses can be challenging and the material difficult, but it is your responsibility as a student to do the best you can despite any concerns you may have with the textbook, instructor or course delivery.

Remember: Notify the tutor early if you need to cancel the session. Sessions missed without notice or explanation will count as one of your 12 tutoring hours per term. 

Quick Study Tips:

1)  Review your class material at least once a week.

2)  Be an active learner, ask questions during class.

3)  Find a quiet place to study away from distractions.

4)  Complete assigned readings before they are discussed in class.

5)  Organize a study group with 3 or 4 students to share ideas and understanding.  The group is a great resource for test preparation and explanation of complex concepts.

6)  Practice good time management techniques.

7)  Find a study buddy with whom you can share notes should one of you be absent and with whom you can discuss tricky concepts.

8)  If possible, review the last class’s notes before attending the next lecture.

9)  Use flash cards to memorize terms, definitions and formulas.

10) Attend study skills workshops and/or course content group sessions offered at the College.