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Academic Advising & Study Skills Appointments

Boost your academic confidence and gain strategies to improve your academic performance.

Academic & Learning strategists and study skills peer coaches are here to help you with:

  • Study strategies to ace your tests
  • Multiple choice and essay questions
  • Time management
  • Memory and concentration
  • Reading and note taking

Bring your textbooks, notes, syllabus, and other course material to receive hands-on help.

1-1 Study Skills Peer Coaching Appointments

For one-on-one study skills coaching sessions, log into CLNx and book a 1-1 appointment.

CLNx>Appointments>Book UTSC Peer Appointment>AA&CC Peers – Study Skills

Students said:

"Very comfortable's great knowing someone is there when you need them”

"Study skills peer coaching centre is very useful and convenient...flexible schedule"

"The 1-on-1 counselling is very effective...peers can relate to my problems"

"It's easier talking face-to-face...helped give me focus and direction"

Study Together Sessions (virtual)

Having trouble studying alone and staying motivated? Join the weekly Study Together sessions online to complete your readings and assignments with other students. Building in regular study times in a supportive group environment can help you to enhance your focus and productivity. The study skills peer coaches are available to:

  • Help you set specific study goals
  • Share tips on how to study more effectively and be productive
  • Recommend academic resources on-campus to support your success

How to sign-up

To sign-up for the weekly sessions, log in to CLNx to register
Go to Events & Workshops => Academic Advising & Career Centre

Meet Your Peer Coaches

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Program of study: Hi name is Shayna Britto. I am a third-year student in the Psychological and Health Sciences and am double majoring in Mental Health Studies and Health Studies (Population Health).
Study tip: My favourite study tip would have to be the power of writing out notes for understanding and remembering concepts better (also making them fun with diagrams, colour coding etc.).
Favourite study spot: My favourite study spot used to be upstairs in the library or in HL but now I guess it would have to be my desk in my room.
Fun fact: I love calligraphy/lettering and other creative past-times and love incorporating that into my note-taking.

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Program of study: Neuroscience co-op
Study tip: During online lectures, use listening cues (e.g. nodding, "uh-huh", etc.) as though the professor was talking to you one-on-one and in-person. This helps keep you accountable to listening!
Favourite study spot: My desk
Fun fact: I love Siamese cats!

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Program of study: Political Science & Media Studies(Journalism)

Study tip: Be clear of your objectives before you start work. 
Favourite study spot: Residence Centre
Fun fact: This is my 4th year in Toronto & UTSC studying Political Science & Journalism. I'm from Singapore, a tiny island 24 hours away from Toronto! 

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Program of study: Political Science major, Psychology major, and English Literature minor
Study tip: The best quarantine study tip is to separate your study space from your relaxing space -- try studying outside!
Favourite study spot: Under a big shady tree near my house
Fun fact: I love books!