Academic Success Resources

If you are struggling in a course or seeking to manage your study time better, the Faculty and University community are available to help support your academic journey.

Reminder: your Academic Advisor is your best resource first-stop for academic assistance.

Learning Skills

  • Academic Success Centre (ASC): The University’s Academic Success Centre (ASC) has an educational service that offers lectures, workshops and individual consultation on everything from time management, exams, textbook reading and note taking, to concentration, memory and other aspects of study.
  • The Blueprint Program: If you would like to learn how to achieve academic success, explore your career options, get involved in campus life and make a difference in the community, The Blueprint Program may be for you. Completion of the Program is eligible for inclusion on your Co-Curricular Record (CCR).
  • Academic Skills Workshops: The Academic Resource Community (ARC) organizes the Academic Skills Workshops for students. While these workshops mostly focus on essay writing, there are workshops on time management and exam preparation.
  • First Nations House Academic Support: Whatever your academic needs, the First Nations House can help you achieve your best. They offer academic advising and tutoring support for Aboriginal students and many other services.

Peer Tutoring

The Engineering Society operates a peer-tutoring program for Engineering students. Tutors in the program are upper-year Engineering students. Contact information for tutors is posted online, along with the course they tutor for and any fees they may charge.

You can also find help through the University of Toronto Peer Tutoring (UTPT) program. UTPT is a club run by University of Toronto undergraduates from all disciplines. The program provides academic support to students in the form of free tutoring sessions with qualified volunteer tutors.

Math Aid

The Math Aid Office (GB 149) provides undergraduate students with assistance in Calculus and Linear Algebra. The Office is overseen by Professor Dietrich Burbulla who will provide you with one-on-one math assistance. If you and your peers have similar questions, you are welcome to visit the Office as a group.

Hours for the 2016 Fall Term are Monday – Friday from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

In order to maximize the services of the Math Aid Office, you should complete your problems sets or homework assignments first and consult the Math Aid Office about the questions you had difficulties with. If you have questions about lecture material, you’re encouraged to consult your instructor directly.

Additionally, the Math and Stats Help Centre at UTSC published a Math Survival Guide. While aimed at first-year students, the advice may prove useful to upper-year students as well.

Engineering Communication Program (ECP)

The Engineering Communication Program‘s purpose is to help U of T Engineering undergrads build professional communication skills. Tutoring appointments can be booked online.