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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), and Math.

This service is available online to all Algonquin College students.

Note: Pembroke students can also visit the Pembroke Campus Student Support Lab page to book an appointment with a Pembroke Campus Coach.

We are located in C260, on the second floor of the DARE District.

By Appointment Only: Online Writing and ESL Sessions

Coaching sessions become available a week in advance. You can book a maximum of 1 session per day and a total of 2 sessions per week. If no sessions are displayed in the list, they have all been booked. Check tomorrow to see new sessions.




Cancellations: If you need to cancel a coaching session, use the cancellation link in your confirmation email. If you do not have your confirmation email, cancel using the Session Cancellation Form.

What You Should Know Before Your Session

For additional online resources, please visit the following websites:

Policies

Policies

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.

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: 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.

Online Drop In: Math & English Conversation

Book your online session by clicking the subject and the hour that works for you.

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:

Resources

These are the programs you will need to use as an Algonquin College Student:

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: