*ALL SERVICES ARE CLOSED for the summer except for the Peer Help Tutor Website.
Peer Help Tutor
The Peer Help Tutor service is an initiative created by 2019 uOttawa alumni student, Mira Ghossein. Launched in November 2020, the tutoring service allows students to match with registered tutors for specific University of Ottawa courses at an affordable price.
All tutors must have at least a B+ as a final mark in the course(s) they are intending to tutor. Furthermore, in order to maintain affordability of tutorship services, Masters and PhD students are to charge no more than $30/hour. All other tutors are not permitted to charge more than $20/hour.
Peer Editing - Essay Corrections
Peer Editing is available for students who want to get their essay or reports corrected by one of the Peer Helper volunteers that are in good academic standing. Volunteers cannot help students to write an essay, restructure a thesis or argument, however only correct their grammars and punctuations. Students can book in-person appointments by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or dropping by the office. (Please note due to COVID-19 there will be no in-person appointments. However, you may email an essay for corrections and receive it back in 2-3 business days).
Presentation Critiques (Only on Zoom due to COVID-19)
The Presentation Critiques service is to help students improve their presentation skills. Peer Helper volunteers are trained to offer constructive advice on giving effective presentations and to build students’ confidences. The presentation critiques are divided into 11 steps which will help the student learn; how to connect with the audience, focus on the audience’s needs, how to start the presentation strongly, how to use the voice effectively, how to reduce stress and anxiety, and etc. The students will have three practice sessions in which they get to self-evaluate themselves on the content and the delivery of the presentation. Students can book their appointments on Zoom using the following link: entraide-peerhelp.youcanbook.me.
Mentors for both undergraduate and graduate students offer a variety of services for students experiencing academic problems, including mentoring centres, workshops, study groups, study skills, and scholarship information. Not sure where to start? Take a look at this Self-Assessment Tool and they’ll recommend the most suitable workshops, mentors and study groups to get you through the semester.
Location: 110 University Private
Tel: 613-562-5800 ext. 3820
Self-Assessment Tool: sass.uottawa.ca/sites/sass.uottawa.ca/files/mentoring_self_assessment_tool.pdf
Students with a documented disability or medical condition can work with Academic Accommodations Service to assess, establish, and implement appropriate academic accommodations for students who have a temporary or permanent disability.
Location: Desmarais Building (DMS), 55 Laurier Avenue East, Room 3172
A table displaying a helpful tool to better understand the 11 undergraduate academic paths at the University of Ottawa.