Academic Support

The Writing Centre

The Writing Centre is a free service available to all students. Whether it’s your first essay or your fourth-year honors thesis, the Centre can assist you with all aspects of the writing process, from planning an outline to polishing a final draft. Much more than a proofreading service, we’ll help you develop the writing skills you’ll need to be successful.


Students can book up to two 50-minute appointments per week (one per day), availability permitting.

To book an appointment online, visit Before booking, please adjust your time zone in Google Calendars to local time. 

Make sure you bring two printed copies of your draft and the assignment guidelines with you to your appointment. The Writing Centre is located in Edmund Casey Hall, Room 102.  Please note that Writing Centre staff cannot correct your paper for you, or verify the information in it. For help understanding class material, please see a peer tutor or speak with your professor. Students in ESL courses must see their instructors for writing support. The Writing Centre is not able to assist students with take-home exams.

For handouts on writing topics, how-to videos, and online grammar lessons, visit the Writing Centre Moodle page.

Contact the Writing Centre Coordinator at or (506) 452-0480 for more information.

Peer Tutoring

Peer tutoring is available to all students during the regular academic year (September-April). It is a great way to get some extra help with your courses.



 Tutors can help you:

  • understand ideas and readings from class,
  • review and organize your notes,
  • complete practice exercises, and
  • find and evaluate research materials in the library.

Please note that peer tutors can’t help you complete assignments that will be graded by your instructor, nor can they proofread your written assignments. For help with writing, please visit the Writing Centre.


During the regular academic year (September-April), students are eligible to receive up to 2 hours of free tutoring per week. Students can contact a tutor directly to make an appointment. When emailing a tutor, please indicate what you’d like help with and the dates and times you’re available.

Make sure to bring the following to your appointment:

  • related course materials (e.g. class notes, textbook, syllabus, handouts),
  • questions about specific chapters or concepts from class,
  • suggestions for how to spend your time together.

Be aware that peer tutors are students too, and some may be very busy during certain weeks. Don’t wait until the last minute to seek help!  Students who repeatedly miss or cancel appointments with less than 24 hours' notice may have their tutoring privileges revoked.

For more information, please contact the Writing Centre Coordinator at or (506) 452-0480.