We understand that sometimes you might need some extra help with a course or class. Before you engage in any private tutoring services, we recommend that you reach out to the free academic resources available on campus (see list below) because they are knowledgeable, their services are free, and you’re not running the risk of inadvertently committing an academic offence.
Also, you should also familiarize yourself with the academic resources that the University condones and is considered as “acceptable” kinds of support. Just be extra cautious- private tutoring services may pose academic offence risks. For specific policies related to academic offenses, refer to the Code of Behaviour on Academic Matters.
Academic Resources at U of T
- Speak to a Learning Strategist at at your college or stop by the Sidney Smith Commons to talk to a Learning Strategist. You can also book access Learning Strategists through Academic Success.
- U of T Libraries offer a variety of services, including individual consultations on research strategies, workshops on library and online research, guides to research within a variety of subjects, and group study room reservations.
- The Writing Centre offers writing advice, course and workshops.
- The Office of the Registrar within each College can provide information, counselling, and referrals on a wide range of academic, personal, and financial issues.
- English Language Learning (ELL) supports all U of T undergraduates enrolled in the Faculty of Arts and Science whose first language is not English (ESL or multilingual students), as well as native speakers seeking to improve their English language skills.
- Undergraduate CS Course Help Centre is available to all students wishing to get extra help in their CS courses. Come with specific questions on course material or if you need a space to study – TAs are on hand to offer help when needed.
- Chemistry Peer Tutoring helps with Labs, concepts, and past test questions.
- Physics Peer Tutoring helps with Labs, concepts, and past test questions.
- Math Aid Centres provides free math assistance to all first-year Arts & Science students, with one-on-one tutoring available.
- Statistics Aid Centres provides free statistical help to undergraduate students.
- Economics Study Centre provides free assistance to students enrolled in core undergraduate economics courses.
- Philosophy Essay Clinic provides free assistance to students enrolled in philosophy courses at the University.