All online appointments will be conducted via WebEx

When you book an appointment, you will receive a confirmation email and a reminder email with a link to participate. Before your appointment, make sure that you have a microphone and speakers or headphones. To reduce potential audio feedback, the use of headphones is recommended. If you have never used WebEx before, you will need to add an extension to your web browser or install the desktop app.

Please note: our system does not send you a personal WebEx meeting link to add to your calendar.  You must remember to initiate the appointment by clicking on a link that we provide in our confirmation email.

WebEx Tips Prior to Your Appointment

We've gathered a number of tips that we learned from our experience of offering appointments since May 2020.  We highly recommend you view this page before your appointment.  It's possible that your computer might require additional steps and we have an instructional video on where to save a document before your appointment and how to share it.

Academic Skills for Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students can book a 25 or 55-minute appointment to talk to a peer mentor to discuss learning strategies and study skills.

Some example areas of discussion are

  • transitioning to university
  • strategies for success in an online learning environment
  • time management
  • test preparation
  • note-taking
  • studying for comps
  • time management
  • procrastination

This schedule is valid September 8-November 30, 2020.

 academic skills fall schedule

 

Grad School Transition

Book a 25 or 55-minute appointment to talk to a graduate student peer mentor to discuss your transition to grad school.

Some example areas of discussion are

  • online research meetings
  • managing research disruptions
  • reading techniques
  • poster presentation
  • studying for comps
  • time management
  • procrastination

This schedule is valid September 8-November 30, 2020.

 schedule for appointments

 

Math & Stats Help

Online Meeting: Book a 25 or 55-minute appointment to talk one-to-one with a Math and Stats Help tutor via WebEx. It has been our experience that these sessions work better when the student and tutor both use the WebEx desktop app.

Math & Stats Help tutors can help you to

  • clear up misunderstandings
  • find your mistakes
  • understand challenging concepts
  • think through problems
  • understand course concepts (confidentially)
  • learn problem-solving strategies.

While tutors cannot do your homework for you, they can point you in the right direction and give you tips for learning challenging material.

We recommend that you read the tutor bios before booking an appointment to view the courses and topics they can help with. If you don't see what you're looking for, just make an appointment with either tutor, and they will try to help or refer you to someone who can. You can also email mathhelpcentre@usask.ca.

We look forward to working with you!

Ryan

Ryan D. has tutored in mathematics and statistics at the university level for over 10 years. He can help students with questions about many undergraduate mathematics courses at the 100-200 level, including MATH 100, 101, 102, 104, 110, 121, 123, 124, 125, 164, 264, 223, 224, 225, 226, etc. He can help students with questions about introductory statistics courses from a variety of colleges/programs, including STAT 244, 245, 246, 103, 241; COMM 104 & 207; PSY 233 & 234; PL SC 214, etc. He also has some expertise with SPSS, Minitab, the 'r' programming language and numerical analysis.


Trevor

Trevor G. has tutored at the university level for over 10 years. He can help students with questions in undergraduate mathematics courses (e.g. Math 100, 101, 102, 104, 110, 121, 123, 124, 125, 164, 223, 224, 225, etc.). He can also help with statistics courses from a variety of different colleges/programs, such as STAT 244/245/103/241, COMM 104/207, PSY 233/234, PL SC 214, etc. He may also be able to help with statistical software such as SPSS, Minitab, and the 'r' programming language.

The September schedule will be available near the end of September. Until then, there are reduced hours that you can view by clicking on the green "Book an Appointment" button below.

 

 

Writing Help

Online Meeting: Book a 25 or 55-minute appointment to talk one-to-one with a Writing Help tutor via WebEx.

Tutors can help you to

  • clarify your goals
  • improve your organization and writing style
  • learn how to outline, draft, and revise your work
  • practice the conventions of writing in your discipline
  • notice patterns of error in your writing, which will help you to focus your editing and proofreading
  • understand the rules of grammar, sentence structure, and punctuation.

Please note that Writing Centre tutors cannot edit or proofread your paper. They can teach you about writing using your work as an example of writing areas of strength and weakness.

Max

Max has been a writing tutor for over four years, and is a Ph.D. candidate in environment and sustainability, conducting social science research into human-woodland caribou relationships in northern Saskatchewan. Max has dabbled in many fields, and is also literate in the natural sciences, the arts, and philosophy. As a teaching assistant, Max has worked closely with first-year engineering students in GE 121, and with international students in GPS 981 (the University’s academic preparation course). Max has also worked with graduate students as a graduate tutor in the Writing Centre, and is familiar with both APA and Chicago author-date citation styles. On those rare moments outside of academic life, Max can be found hiking, bicycling, and kayaking around Saskatoon and the surrounding area. Pronouns: none, they/them, she/her.


Sarah

Sarah has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Studies and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Biology. Sarah has tutored with the Writing Centre for one year, and she has experience working as a research assistant in political studies and as a teaching assistant in biology. Sarah can help you with thesis statements, paragraphing, argumentation, scientific writing, and CMS citations. Sarah enjoys being outdoors and painting. Pronouns: she/her.


Reid

Reid has been a tutor since September, and is currently pursuing his master’s in linguistics. He has experience writing in the social sciences and humanities. While he is most familiar with APA style, he can also help with MLA and Chicago styles. As a linguist, he can help you with all aspects of writing including grammar, style/flow, organization, or making your arguments strong, clear and concise. Pronouns: he/his


Paul

Paul is a fourth year PhD student in biology, with experience in qualitative and quantitative research, analysis and peer-reviewed publication. Paul has taught biology, conservation and environmental science, and social science classes for several years, and has experience with science communication and public engagement. Paul can help you with scientific writing and citation in APA and Chicago formats, along with grant application and research report style writing. Preferred pronouns: he/his.


Moriah

Moriah began tutoring in September and is a master’s student in biology studying wildlife habitat selection. Moriah specializes in scientific writing and APA citation style. She also has undergraduate training in English essay-writing using MLA citation style. Moriah can help you organize your paper, structure your paragraphs, improve the clarity of your writing, and use correct punctuation and grammar. Her favorite hobbies are playing music, dog-training, and backpacking. Pronouns: she/her.


Zach

Zach has been teaching academic writing for several years. Before studying creative writing at USask, he taught English Language Learners at both the university and K-12 levels. During the 2020 winter term, he facilitated graduate writing workshops on topics like paraphrasing, flow and coherence, and avoiding plagiarism. Zach's writing specialties include history, English, political science, and education. Zach can also help with both APA (6th and 7th edition) and MLA citation. In his spare time, he likes to go swing dancing and play board games. Pronouns: he/his


Adam

Adam is currently finishing his Ph.D. in English, with a focus on Victorian literature, and he has been a tutor since 2012. While Adam specializes in English essays and has taught English classes as both an instructor and teaching assistant, he can help you with writing papers for the humanities, in general. He has a great understanding of the MLA referencing style, but he can help you with Chicago and APA, as well, and Adam has experience teaching English grammar and punctuation. When not working on his dissertation or teaching, Adam enjoys reading, watching movies, cycling, and playing badminton. Pronouns: he/his.


Raha

Raha is an experienced tutor and lecturer in the area of Linguistics. She is currently a PhD candidate in Interdisciplinary Studies, focusing on the language of doctor-patient communication particularly in the disclosure of cancer diagnoses. Rosa has vast experience in teaching English language skills and can assist you with grammar, punctuation, argumentation, paraphrasing and citations. She prefers the APA citation style but can also help with Chicago style of citation. When she is not working on her research, she enjoys reading and spending time with her family.


Brittany

Brittany has been a tutor since September 2010 and is currently working on finishing up her Masters in Applied Social Psychology. Brittany has a background in Psychology and Sociology. She can help with general writing and research related questions, organization, paraphrasing, quotations, and thesis statements. Brittany specializes in APA style citation and provides workshops on using APA 6th and 7th edition style. Pronouns: she/her.

Appointments will be available September 8 - December 8, 2020. We will be closed November 7-15th.

Please feel free to take advantage of email-based tutoring.

Monday to Thursday

Monday-Thursday schedule

 Friday to Sunday

Friday to Sunday schedule