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Academic Support

Academic Writing Centre

The Woodsworth College Academic Writing Centre offers one-on-one help with all aspects of academic writing. You can come in at any stage of the writing process from the starting point to the final draft, and you can bring the same paper in for several appointments if necessary. In a 45-minute face-to-face or a one-hour online session, an experienced instructor will read your work-in-progress and help you understand the topic, develop an effective thesis, organize a strong argument, document your sources correctly and improve your grammar, sentence structure and punctuation. 

WELCOME TO THE NEW TERM! The Academic Writing Centre begins appointment hours during the week of September 10. At first we have a relatively small number of hours per week; as the term gets busier, we add more hours each week until we're running our full schedule. 

Computer Lab

The joint Woodsworth/ Commerce computer facility is located in room WW116 at 119 St. George Street.

The lab features:

  • 13 PCs (Windows)
  • current versions of MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • latest versions of Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer
  • workstations are equipped with a scanner, Zoom Text and Kurzweil software
  • ramp access
  • height adjustable desk

Hours of Operation: January 7 - April 30, 2019

  • Monday to Thursday: 9 am – 10 pm
  • Friday: 9 am – 4 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: CLOSED

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.


Call the Office of the Registrar at 416-978-4444 to book an appointment with Alyssia, or contact her directly:


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 Aid Centre

Drop in for one-on-one math assistance with a tutor at the Woodsworth College Math Aid Centre. The Centre is open in the Fall and Winter terms only.    

Location: Room 107, Woodsworth College

Drop in hours:  September 20 - December 6, 2018 (Except Reading Week:  November 5-9)
Mondays: 10 am -11:30 am
Tuesdays: 10 am -11:30 am
Thursdays: 2 pm -5 pm

Exam Jam:   
December 6, 10 am - 12 pm
December 10, 2:30 - 4:30 pm
December 11, 12 - 2 pm

Drop in hours:   January 7 - April 5, 2019(Except Reading Week:  Feb 18-22)
Mondays: 3  - 4:30 pm
Tuesdays: 10 am -11:30 am
Thursdays: 2 pm -5 pm

Other Math Centres on campus:

The Department of Mathematics provides drop-in centres for all Arts & Science students. Tutors will be available for math assistance on a one-on-one basis. All services are free of charge if you're a registered Arts & Science student. View the full list of Math Aid Centres.

Academic Writing Centre

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How has the Academic Writing Centre helped you?

Class of 2019. Double major: International Relations; Criminology & Sociolegal Studies. Minor: Political Science.

"I use the Academic Writing Centre multiple times each year and I've really benefited from their helpful and constructive feedback. I always make it a point to book an appointment for a major essay, which has helped immensely with the flow of my final papers."

Class of 2021. 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."

Class of 2020. Rotman Commerce, Specialist in Accounting. Minor: Economics.

"The Academic Writing Centre helped me so much, especially in my transition from high school to university. I booked appointments for idea generation, outlines and draft editing. Having an appointment for each phase of essay writing helps me stay on track of the process. The advisors are super-helpful and friendly!"