Student Information

This page provides information for students interested in the services provided in the Collaborative Learning Center.

This link directs you to the mobile version of our scheduling tool. Please click "Full Site" at the bottom of the page to access the full site.

 

Register online for tutoring

 

Our Student-Centered Philosophy:

Our minimalist, student-centered approach to tutoring encourages students to take an active role in all components of the learning process. Student-centered tutoring shifts the responsibilities of performing learning activities from the tutor to the learners. Putting this theory into practice allows students, guided by tutors, to take ownership of their learning and to hone their critical thinking and analytical skills.  
  
As such, our session policy reflects this philosophy. Tutoring sessions are either 25-or 50-minutes long. If you would like additional tutoring, you must wait 30 minutes between sessions. We encourage you to use this time between sessions to practice and apply what you have learned in your previous session.  

What kind of help can I get at the Collaborative Learning Center?

Your Writing Consultant will work with you on any aspect of writing:

  • helping you understand an assignment
  • generating ideas for your writing
  • finding and documenting source material
  • developing and organizing your ideas
  • grammar and mechanics

Your Discipline-Specific Consultant will work with you on:

  • explaining complex concepts and principles
  • practice using formulas
  • working with anatomical models
  • pre-exam reviews
  • homework 

Do I have to schedule my tutoring session in advance?

No, sessions can be scheduled at any time once you've registered for an account with WCOnline (yorkcollege.mywconline.com). Once you've completed the registration process, you can schedule a 25-minute or 50-minute session with the consultant of your choice using the drop down menu. Once you’ve chosen a consultant, you may schedule a tutoring session by clicking on any available white time slot.

 

What should I bring to a tutoring session?

For help with course assignments, bring the writing assignment or homework, any work you have done so far, specific questions you may have related to your assignment, relevant materials (e.g., your textbook, handouts) and feedback from the professor.

 

Can I set up regular meetings to work on my writing or my subject area course?

Yes. Students can sign-up for 25-or 50-minute sessions, and can also schedule a regular time each week to meet with a consultant to work on your assignments.

 

Come to the Collaborative Learning Center if you want help with:

  • understanding concepts, principles, and formulas
  • with writing assignments
  • pre-exam review
  • interpreting the assignments for your writing or Writing-Intensive Class.
  • coming up with ideas, and organizing them effectively.
  • understanding how to use grammar and punctuation most effectively. Please note, the CLC Writing Consultants do not offer a proof-reading service. When you come to work on your grammar, your consultant will help you develop strategies, but he/she will not do the work for you.
  • working with anatomical models