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Student Learning Centre (SLC)

Student Learning Centre

Welcome to the Coaching Lab

The Coaching Lab offers all Algonquin College students individual and small group coaching at no charge. Coaches provide support in the fundamentals of writing, English as a Second Language (ESL), computers, math and anatomy/physiology.

This service is available to all Algonquin College students. We are located in C260, on the second floor of the DARE District.

Click the button below to book an appoinment. For instructions view the How to Book an Appointment tab.

How to Book an Appoinment

Browse the subject areas to learn more about the areas of support provided in the Coaching Lab. Once you are familiar with the subject area with which you need support, you can book a coaching appointment. Make sure to review our Policies before you book any appointments.

  • Step 1: Click Book an Appointment - opens in a new window and use your College username and password to log in to our booking system.
  • Step 2: Select either ‘Book an Appointment by Coach’ or ‘Book an Appointment by Subject’ and search for the subject and availability that suits your needs.
  • Step 3: Click on the available appointment you want to book and click ‘Submit’ at the bottom of the page. You will receive an email confirming the time and date of the appointment, and the name of the coach with whom you have booked your appointment.
  • Step 4: Arrive at your appointment in room C260 prepared with the material with which you need assistance.

Policies

If a student needs to cancel an appointment, they must give at least 24 hours notice prior to the scheduled start time of their appointment.  The student must either send an email to Dan Cuddy at cuddyd2@algonquincollege.com or call 613-7274723 ext.6661 and leave a voice message. Should a student fail to give the required notice without valid documentation (doctor’s note etc.) the student will be credited with a “no show” in the system. If a student receives two “no shows” in a semester, that student will be suspended from Coaching Lab services for one academic semester.

If a student does not attend a scheduled appointment, the student will be credited with a “no show” in the system. If a student receives two “no shows” in a semester, that student will be suspended from Coaching Lab services for one academic semester.

Each student is entitled to book two one-hour appointments per week, per subject (excluding math drop in). This is to ensure that all students wishing to utilize the services provided within the Coaching Lab have an equal opportunity to access them.

If a student wishes to appeal a “no show” ruling, they must notify Dan Cuddy at cuddyd2@algonquincollege.com within 48 hours of the scheduled appointment. At that time the student and Dan will arrange a time to meet and discuss the situation in detail.

If a student is found to be intentionally circumventing any of the Coaching Lab’s policies, that student may be suspended from the services offered through the Coaching Lab for a semester or longer, depending on the severity of the situation.

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Contact Us

If you need further assistance, visit the SLC Kiosk in C259.

Click here for hours of operation or to contact us.

Subject Areas

Intro to Tech@AC sessions introduce new students to Algonquin-specific technologies that are essential to their program success. These sessions are offered by a computer coach as workshops or as one-on-one appointments through the SLC.

Some of our sessions are offered during the AC Orientation events that include AC Start and AC Day 1.

What are you going to learn in this session?

Algonquin College Student Information System (ACSIS) represents an online version of the Registrar’s Office. This interface is used to manage courses, view grades, access timetables, pay tuition and much more.

Links to the information covered in the Intro to Tech@AC workshops can be found below:

Brightspace is a college wide interface where you will retrieve and submit assignments, view course content, participate in group discussions, manage and collaborate in group projects and receive other information from your instructors and peers.

Links to the information covered in the Intro to Tech@AC workshops can be found below:

Algonquin College provides you with an e-mail account (Live@AC) designed to connect you with peers and faculty. This interface is the main communication tool used to connect and receive the majority of College wide activities related to your studies.

Links to the information covered in the Intro to Tech@AC workshops can be found below:

Algonquin College provides Wi-Fi to all of its students, allowing you to connect your computer or mobile device to the Internet without any wires or cables. You can also connect wirelessly to any of the College’s printers from your laptop.

Links to the information covered in the Intro to Tech@AC workshops can be found below:

The English coaching service supports students with their English and writing skills. Coaching services and workshops are available on a regularly scheduled basis.
  • Writing includes: Grammar, brainstorming & outlines, preliminary research, thesis development, formatting a paper, citation and reference, and self-editing techniques.
  • English as a Second Language includes:  Oral presentation, reading comprehension, and oral and written communication.
Students are required to book appointments in advance.

What You Should Know Before Your Session

For additional online resources, please visit the following websites:

The Coaching Lab offers a math coaching drop-in service for students in all math related courses Algonquin offers.

Our services include:

  • Basic Math (ratios, percentages, fractions, order of operations, etc.)
  • Essential Mathematics (functions, exponential functions, radicals, quadratic functions, linear equations, geometry, etc.)
  • Quantitative Methods (stats) (time series, linear regression, mean, median, variance, matrices, matrix order of operations, rotations, functions, etc.)
  • Calculus (limits, continuity, derivatives, product rule, quotient rule, chain rule, partial differentiation, etc.)

For additional online resources please visit:

The Coaching Lab offers students one-on-one computer coaching. This service is designed for any student who is experiencing difficulty with the following technology:

  • College Online Learning Tools:Blackboard, Brightspace, LIVE@AC, and ACSIS.
  • Educational Software:Microsoft Office products, online collaboration tools, etc.

Students are required to book appointments in advance. During the summer, computer coaching appointments are available by request. Please contact the SLC Kiosk to request an appointment.

For additional online resources, please visit the following website:

Note: For any software installation, or technical or computer hardware issues, please see the ITS service desk in room A143d.

This semester, the Coaching Lab is continuing to pilot coaching in Anatomy. Stop by our drop-in sessions to get assistance at no charge

  • Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology: review the systems associated with your Anatomy and Physiology studies.

For additional online resources, please visit the following website:

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