A-Z Learning Services

We are currently hiring 2020/21 tutors. Please click here for more information.

Our mission is to increase the academic success and retention of all students at Brock University. We offer skills workshops and resources, drop-in academic support, and tutoring—for students by students—with additional opportunities for students who may have faced challenges getting to university.

“The path to success is different for everyone. We help you find the way that works best for you.”  

Services 

A-Z Learning Services is still here to support students in their courses. In alignment with the University’s movement to online classes, A-Z Learning Services will be running online until further notice.  

Faculty and staff can support student success and retention by referring students to our services, increasing student incentive by awarding participation grades, and increasing students’ awareness by adding service information to your Sakai site or course syllabus.

Click here to review options and to access Faculty and Staff service request forms.

Students can connect directly with us for a variety of services.

Drop-In anytime during the session and speak to an upper-year student.
What we do: We provide problem-solving, studying, and research writing strategies.
What we don’t do: We will not solve problems for you, evaluate answers, or edit written work.
Our Drop-In service is currently available online using Microsoft Teams. Access dates, times, and links to join Drop-In from Brock’s Experience BU calendar.

Workshops are pre-scheduled 1hr live sessions on a variety of skills topics including time management, goal setting, increasing concentration, self-directed learning, essay writing, and exam preparation.
Currently all workshops are being delivered online using Microsoft Teams. See workshop dates and times on Brock’s Experience BU.
Please RSVP to the event and we will email you the link to join the morning of the workshop. If you would like to join the workshop anonymously, please select “join the Teams meeting by browser”.

Download our September workshop schedule here. 

All tutoring will be delivered live and online. Tutoring is our only pay-for-use service.
Looking for tutoring? Click here.
Questions? Concerns? Email learning@brocku.ca 

The Drop-In is delivered by undergraduate students for undergraduate students. As such, if you are a graduate student looking for academic support please contact learning@brocku.ca to request an appointment with one of our Learning Skills Specialists. Please indicate your program and the support you’re looking for.

BU101

BU101 is a free, non-credit, asynchronous online academic skills program for incoming undergraduate students to build your technology, scheduling, notetaking, and studying skills. Additional lessons help you prepare for university science, math, statistics, and academic writing.

Click here to join BU101.

Academic-Zone

Academic-Zone is series of online learning tutorials to support students in the fundamental skills necessary for academic success. With Academic-Zone you can develop valuable skills, learn at your own pace, and tackle assignments more efficiently. Academic-Zone modules include:

  • Essay-Zone
  • Grammar-Zone
  • Science-Zone: Lab reports
  • Time Management
  • Academic integrity

Click here to join our Academic-Zone Sakai Site

If you have any questions gaining access to these resources, email learning@brocku.ca
Based on our Fall Survey, 90% of students were satisfied with their use of Academic-Zone!

Online Tips Sheets

Explore and download a variety of tips sheet from our student resource webpage.
Click here to explore A-Z Learning Services tip sheets.