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Academic Support

 

Academic Writing Centre

Welcome to the Woodsworth College Academic Writing Centre!

The Woodsworth College Academic Writing Centre offers one-on-one help with all aspects of writing in all subjects, at all stages of the writing process: understanding the assignment, developing a thesis and an argument, citing sources correctly, organizing, drafting, revising, and editing. 

We will coach you, prompting you to refine and clarify your thinking; we will teach you the skills you need to practice to become a better writer; we won’t tell you what to think or what to say, or edit or correct your work. 

We teach more than just writing! We can also help you improve other key academic skills: critical reading and thinking, lecture-listening, note-taking, making seminar presentations, preparing for tests and exams, and more.


We currently offer three types of appointments:

1. Face-to-face: held at Woodsworth College in room 100;

2. Online: synchronous, live-chat consultations;

3. eTutoring: asynchronous, document-only appointments, without live chat.  


Other writing resources:

 

Learning Strategist

What is a learning strategist?

Students looking for additional academic support can set up an appointment to meet with our Learning Strategist, Alyssia Bueno. Alyssia offers one-on-one, individualized appointments to discuss strategies and skills related to learning. These include strategies around the following:

  • time management
  • organization
  • note taking
  • test taking
  • managing test anxiety
  • study skills
  • academic reading and writing
  • research skills
  • presentations
  • navigating the university environment

Alyssia supports current & former Woodsworth College students including those from the Academic Bridging Program and Transitional Year Programme.


Contact

To book an appointment with Alyssia, please email her at alyssia.bueno@utoronto.ca.


Bio

As a Learning Strategist, Alyssia Bueno works with students in the Academic Bridging Program at Woodsworth College, the Transitional Year Programme, as well as graduates of these programs who are currently registered in full time undergraduate studies. She supports students in a one-on-one setting, by teaching and assisting students to develop various academic skills including time management, organization, note taking, study strategies, test taking as well as reading and writing strategies.

Alyssia comes to Woodsworth with over 5 years of experience in a variety of student support oriented positions within the university and college settings, specifically in the area of accessible learning. She has held number of previous positions at other post-secondary institutions including roles as an Accessibility Consultant, Learning Strategist and Academic Skills Tutor.

Beyond the post-secondary setting, Alyssia is also an Ontario Certified Teacher. Fundamental to her pedagogy is a belief in a student-centred, strengths-based approach through which she works to actively encourage critical self- reflection and self-advocacy. She is committed to creating an inclusive and safe space for those that she works with and is constantly looking for new ways for learning to be accessible for all.

 

Math Learning Centre

The Woodsworth Math Learning Centre is back and online this term! 

Have a one-on-one discussion with a U of T math instructor (L. Shorser), find assistance with your math and statistics course material, or work with other people in your class. Join this Zoom link at the following times to participate:

  • Sundays 10 am - 12 pm (ET)
  • Mondays 2 - 4 pm (ET)
  • Thursdays 4 - 6 pm (ET)

Sessions will run from September 23 - December 9, including Reading Week!

Hours for the exam period will be announced before the beginning of December.


Additional resources and Math Learning Centre Information for Summer Courses:

Academic Writing Centre

Want to book an appointment at the Academic Writing Centre?

How has the Academic Writing Centre helped you?

Skylar
Class of 2022. Major: Criminology and Sociolegal Studies. Double minor: Sociology; French Language.

"Whenever I have a serious essay due, I reach out to the Academic Writing Centre. This has been extremely beneficial and has improved how I am as a writer. This service helps bring students up to the university standards, which is great since every student comes from different writing expectations."

Joe
Class of 2022. Major: Psychology. Double minor: Education and Society; French Language.

"Every appointment at the Academic Writing Centre gives me a new perspective on my own writing. To think and write academically, I really needed guidance on how to build a strong thesis and develop my idea logically. Now I am not scared of essays, but actually enjoy writing them."

Andrea
Class of 2021. Specialist: Political Science. Minor: Canadian Studies.

"I used the Academic Writing Centre to seek guidance on an essay. The staff were incredibly supportive - they helped me clarify my writing style and articulate my arguments better. And as I'm sure you can guess, this made my mark stronger!"