Peer tutoring is available for registered students with a disability or ongoing medical condition. Please note that this is a program, and is not an academic accommodation.
About the program
This program matches students with a trained peer tutor for weekly one-to one-tutoring for an approved number of hours. There is no charge for the program.
Tutoring is provided by UBC students and takes place on campus. Tutors are matched with clients who have a similar academic focus so that they can understand the tasks and challenges of their clients.
The tutoring program uses the Strategic Content Learning approach. This approach emphasizes effective learning and study strategies rather than focusing on course content.
Tutoring is expected to take place on campus in a public facility, such as group study areas in libraries, open classrooms, and student lounges.
Areas of focus
- Memory retention and retrieval
- Exam preparation and test-taking strategies
- Study skills
- Reading and writing skills
- Time management
To access this service
Register with Access & Diversity.
Complete a Strategic Content Request Form and return to your Diversity Advisor – Disability.
Dates and deadlines
The program runs from October 1 to April 30. Your application should be submitted at the beginning of the Term 1 and can be renewed for Term 2.