Individual tutoring

Academic Learning Centre tutors can help you become a more successful student. These one-on-one sessions are free to all University of Manitoba students and are available all year.

Make an appointment or Create an Academic Learning Centre account

Content tutors

Content tutors can help you understand concepts and learn problem solving strategies. Read the tutor biographies on the Academic Learning Centre schedule to see which tutors help in what courses.

Study Skills tutors

Study skills tutors can help you with time management, reading and note-taking, and test-taking strategies. Read the tutor biographies on the Academic Learning Centre schedule to see which tutors offer study skills tutoring.

Writing tutors

Writing tutors can give you feedback on your academic writing, whether you are getting started on a written assignment or already have a draft. Read the tutor biographies on the Academic Learning Centre schedule to see which tutors offer writing tutoring.

To make an appointment with a tutor

Log in or register a new account at WCOnline:

  1. Select a schedule based on the appointment type you are looking for: WritingContent, and Study Skills tutoring.
  2. Use the search function to find an appointment that works for you. Pay attention to the appointment details before clicking “Reserve.”
  3. Alternatively, switch to calendar view and choose an available appointment by clicking on an open (white) appointment block in the schedule. Blue or grey blocks are unavailable.
  4. Complete the form with information for the tutor.
  5. Save appointment. Your appointment will now appear under the "My Appointments" drop down or in yellow on the calendar schedule, and you will receive a confirmation email. Please cancel your appointment online if you are unable to attend.

English as an additional language supports

EAL Specialist Instructor

Antoanela Denchuk, the English as an Additional Language specialist, can analyze your language and writing needs and develop a plan to help you improve your academic English, including grammar, sentence structure, vocabulary, as well as academic integrity, paraphrasing, summarizing, citations, and references. Make an appointment with Antoanela on the Academic Learning Centre schedule.

EAL resources

This Simon Fraser University page has some excellent advice about how to paraphrase: Techniques for Paraphrasing.

The University of Manchester’s Academic Phrase Bank has a comprehensive list of useful academic phrases.

Purdue University is well known as a rich resource for academic writing concerns, including grammar.

Graduate student resources

The Academic Learning Centre offers graduate student writing support on the Graduate Writing & Study Skills Schedule.

Get help with:

  • Developing and organizing ideas
  • Organizing large research projects
  • Synthesizing and integrating research
  • Citing and referencing sources
  • Preparing research or thesis proposals
  • Meeting thesis or dissertation deadlines
  • Producing and delivering presentations
  • Improving editing strategies

Make an Appointment with a Graduate Writing Tutor

Group study sessions for select courses

The Academic Learning Centre offers free Supplemental Instruction (SI) in historically difficult classes. SI provides students an opportunity to work together in a group study environment.

SI study sessions will start in January 15th for the Winter term. Information about accessing the study groups will be provided in your classes and through course UM Learn pages.

Winter 2024 Schedule


Section Leader Time Location
A01 Olumide Monday (11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) 136 Isbister
A01 Olumide Friday (2:30-3:30 p.m.) 215 Tier
A01 Maya Monday (6:00-7:00 p.m.) Online
A01 Maya Saturday (1:00-2:00 p.m.) Online
A02 Jodh Wednesday (1:30-2:30 p.m.) 244 University College
A02 Jodh Thursday (11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) 313 Tier



Section Leader Time Location
A01 Annie Tuesday (7:00-8:00 p.m.) Online
A01 Annie Thursday (7:00-8:00 p.m.) Online
A02 Katie Tuesday (2:30-3:30 p.m.) 384 University College
A02 Katie Thursday (2:30-3:30 p.m.) 384 University College
A03 Sara Monday (1:30-2:30 p.m.) 136 Isbister
A03 Sara Friday (1:30-2:30 p.m.) 215 Tier
A04 Kaiya Tuesday (11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) 136 Isbister
A04 Kaiya Thursday (11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) 136 Isbister



Section Leader Time Location
A01-A03 Sudipta Wednesday (6:00-7:30 p.m.) E2-130 Engineering
A01-A03 Sudipta Saturday (4:00-5:30 p.m.) Online



Section Leader Time Location
A01-A02 Thummim Tuesday (7:00-8:00 p.m.) Online
A01-A02 Thummim Saturday (3:00-4:00 p.m.) Online


Supplemental Instruction sessions are free weekly review sessions available to students in historically difficult classes. These voluntary sessions offer students an opportunity to:

  • interact on an informal basis
  • ask questions about the course
  • compare notes
  • discuss course content
  • solve practice problems
  • and develop study strategies

Supplemental Instruction sessions are facilitated by a peer mentor who has previously taken the course. SI leaders are experienced students who can help students by sharing their own study strategies and techniques. Attendance at any of these sessions is voluntary and there will be different content to discuss each week. Students should bring class notes and textbooks, and they should be prepared to discuss course content and work in groups.

Tutor training

The Academic Learning Centre also offers free training sessions for writing and content tutors throughout the year. The workshop uses the text, Master Tutor, by Dr. Ross B. MacDonald (Cambridge Stratford Study Skills). The manual is complemented with other resources including tutor training videos and intercultural training resources.

Benefits of tutor training

Although tutors often intuitively use effective strategies during their appointments, tutor training can significantly improve the way a tutor thinks and interacts with students. Investing time in tutor training will improve the overall quality of tutoring on campus.

The ALC has been providing tutor training on the UM campus since spring 2004. Tutors from Disability Services, ACCESS programs, Aboriginal Focus Programs, the ALC Writing Tutor Program, ALC Content Tutors, Bison Sport Plus, Campus Life, UMES, UM Peers, and the U1 Mentorship Program have taken part in previous training sessions.

Receive a Co-Curricular credit for taking the training

Students are required to attend both training sessions to receive a Co-Curricular credit.

The Co-Curricular Record (CCR)/Experience Record is an official record of university-approved and facilitated activities that support student development in venues that are not for academic credit.

Upcoming Workshops

This is an in-person training opportunity from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Participants who attend the session and complete the assigned homework components in UMLearn will earn an Experiential Learning Record. Registration is currently open. 

Workshop agenda

Tutor role and tutor cycle

This session is designed to help tutors reflect on the goals of tutoring and their roles as tutors. In this workshop, we also examine fundamental tutoring strategies that can help to maximize learning, such as modeling and scaffolding. Special attention is paid to strategies that facilitate learning but are sometimes missed in tutoring.

Academic Integrity

This session focuses on students' rights and responsibilities when it comes to plagiarism and inappropriate collaboration. Tutors will also learn strategies for promoting academic integrity while working with students.

Content tutoring

Helping students understand and apply concepts is often difficult. This workshop explains the learning process and provides some strategies that tutors can use when working with the students they tutor. In addition, tutors will work through scenarios that allow them to put various tutoring principles into practice. Examples from math and science will be provided.

Work with us!

The Academic Learning Centre is hiring student staff for Spring/Summer and Fall 2024! Please see the job descriptions linked below and apply on UM Careers.

Fall 2024

  • Content and Study Skills Tutor - Job Description (PDF) - Applications due June 22, 2024 - Requisition no. 31543
  • Writing Tutor Level 1 - Job Description (PDF) - Applications due May 10, 2024 - Requisition no. 32286
  • Writing Tutor Level 2 - Job Description (PDF) - Applications due May 10, 2024 - Requisition no. 32288
  • Writing Tutor Level 2 (Bannatyne) - Job Description (PDF) - Applications due May 10, 2024 - Requisition no. 32289

Other free tutoring options on campus

Computer Science Help Centre

The Computer Science Help Centre can help with 1000-level or first-year Computer Science courses only. They can help you understand concepts, debug your code, understand what labs, assignments, and others are asking of you, give you extra resources and practice problems and support you in ethically sourcing and using outside resources.

See the website for hours and more information.

Location: E2-422A in the Price Faculty of Engineering.


Mathematics Help Centre

The Mathematics Help Centre provides free tutoring by graduate students. It is a free service offered by the Department of Mathematics for all first-level students to get help with mathematics. We are at 107 Machray Hall. Our tutors are graduate students with a passion for teaching. You can come to the Help Centre if you have specific questions you wish to ask one of our tutors, or you can use it as a study space with help on hand should you get stuck.

Come and get help with those problems you are stuck on!

See the webpage for hours and other resources.

Location: Rm. 107 Allen Building, 186 Dysart Road
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3T 2N2

Contact: Clifford Allotey, Rm. 425 Machray Hall, 186 Dysart Road.

Physics Help Centre

The Physics Help Centre offers free tutoring for first-year Physics courses in room 114 Allen, provided by the Organization of Physics Undergraduate Students (OPUS). OPUS is a UM student-run organization associated with
the department of Physics and Astronomy.

OPUS offers help centre tutoring and cram sessions Prior to exams, OPUS members offer a study session (2hrs for midterms and 4hrs for finals) answering curated questions from previous exams and textbooks to help you prepare. There is a small fee for the explanations and techniques offered to solve common exam questions and the theory involved. Pizza is included at all cram sessions and all remaining proceeds go towards OPUS events and bursaries.

The Help Center schedule is available on the OPUS website.

OPUS offers $750 bursaries, free first-year tutoring, organizes the CAP lectures for the faculty, and more. Membership is free and welcome to any undergraduate student involved in physics. Volunteer tutors are offered study carrels in room 206 Allen, but there is also communal study space there so feel free to drop by and say hi any time!

Questions about OPUS and/or the services they provide?
Room 206 Allen Building, 30a Sifton Rd, University of Manitoba.

Science Students' Association

The Science Students' Association offers free one-on-one peer tutoring services to all UM students. We have tutors for a variety of courses, although most are first and second year courses in the Faculty of Science. For more information, please visit our website.

Location:  Room 209 Armes Building

Statistics Help Centre

The Statistics Help Centre offers free tutoring provided by graduate students and senior undergraduate students.

See the webpage for hours

Location: Rm. 107 Allen Building, 186 Dysart Road
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3T 2N2

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Room 201 Tier Building
173 Dafoe Rd W.
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2M9 Canada