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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 online at no charge. The areas of coaching offered are listed below. Choose the subject with which you need support to see more information.

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Policies

Students are expected to follow the Algonquin College policy on student conduct (SA 07 – Student Conduct), which states that “all students and prospective students will conduct themselves in a manner that respects the rights of all members of the College Community and College property.”

Under SA 07- Student Conduct, Misconduct includes, but is not limited to, “Assault, verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, harassment and/or other conduct, which result in members of the College Community perceiving threat or danger.” Please see the full policy (SA 07 – Student Conduct) for a more complete list of actions that are considered Misconduct.

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 cancel using either the cancellation link in their confirmation email or the Session Cancellation Form.

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.

Students can book appointments within the following limits:

  • Writing and ESL: Maximum of 1 session per day, maximum of 2 sessions per week.
  • Math, Computers, Chemistry, Anatomy/Biology/Physiology, Presentation Skills and English Conversation: no maximum

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 Amber Schuler-Toll at schulea@algonquincollege.com within 48 hours of the scheduled appointment. At that time the student and Amber 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.

What Can You Expect in Coaching?

Coaches guide students through subject matter and will not complete students’ work for them.

Students can access support in areas such as the following:

  • Review of concepts
  • Introduction to software
  • Help developing self-editing techniques
  • Clarification of concepts and questions

Students CANNOT receive any of the following types of help from coaches:

  • Editing or proofreading of assignments
  • Completing of assignments
  • Answers to questions in students’ assignments or tests.

Do you need help with specific course material? Check out the Peer Tutoring Service.