Our Peer Success Coaches offer one-on-one appointments, weekly Warrior Virtual Study Halls and workshops.

What skills can a Peer Success Coach help me develop or improve?

  • Study strategies: Learn effective ways to study, improve your concentration, or understand how you learn.
  • Time management: Create and follow a schedule, plan for study time and assignments, learn how to reduce procrastination, or set goals and priorities.
  • Note-taking: Take useful lecture notes, or learn how to create and organize study notes.
  • Reading skills: Learn how to read textbooks effectively, or how to skim and scan reading material.
  • Test preparation and test anxiety: Learn test-taking strategies, plan study time, or how to manage test anxiety.

Looking for support in other areas? Check out a list of other academic and life wellness services on campus and what they offer.


Appointments

Meet with a Peer Success Coach to create a plan for academic success. Our Peer Success Coaches are upper-year students from diverse faculties and student populations who can teach you key foundational study skills and strategies.

A Peer Success Coach appointment is an opportunity for you to:

  • learn about various academic resources and learning strategies
  • reflect on your academic goals
  • identify your learning style
  • develop a personalized action plan

At the end of your appointment, you can book a follow-up appointment with your coach or connect to another campus resource.

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Warrior Virtual Study Hall

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Drop into a Warrior Virtual Study Hall to study with your fellow Warriors. Come together in this virtual space to set goals and work independently or in groups each week. Sessions are facilitated by a Peer Success Coach who will:

  • Share weekly academic tips and strategies
  • Provide support with setting and meeting study goals
  • Help you increase your productivity and focus
  • Be there to answer any questions you may have

Sessions are 1.5 hours long and broken down into 25 minute focused work sessions with 5 minute breaks in between. Use this time to stay on top of readings, assignments, and studying.

Each week a Peer Success Coach will introduce you to a new academic skill that can help you succeed this term:

Dates

Study skill

May 19 & 20

Study hall kickoff: Why it’s never too early to start studying and how to excel in courses

May 26 & 27

Time management to keep studies on track

June 2 & 3

Taking notes you can study from

June 9 & 10

Making textbook readings less overwhelming

June 16 & 17

Backwards planning for exams and assignments

June 23 & 24

Tips for studying effectively

July 7 & 8

Tips for test writing

July 14 & 15

Tips for test anxiety

July 21 & 22

For when you need to cram

July 28 & 29

How to prepare for open book tests and exams

Review the study hall schedule and join the Warrior Virtual Study Hall in Microsoft Teams now to get started.

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Workshop: Making the most of online learning

Please note: This workshop is only offered in the first month of the term. 

Learn about how to get set up for online learning so you can have a successful term!

We'll discuss how to:

  • Use your syllabus and other resources in your online course(s) to understand the expectations
  • Set up your term and find a routine that works for you using a daily/weekly schedule
  • Set up your study environment for success

Please have your course syllabus and time management tools (ie. agenda or online calendars) with you for this workshop. Come with your questions for our Peer Success Coach, who will be able to share their experiences and strategies they use to be successful in online learning. 

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