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Indigenous Academia
They say one of the best ways to learn something well is to explain it to someone else.

To support Indigenous students that are in need of additional educational support the First Nations Student Association (FNSA) matches the Office for Aboriginal Peoples contribution of $5000 to the Indigenous Student Centre. The FNSA has allocated $3000 to undergrads in need of support and $2000 to Grad students looking for tutoring through the Indigenous student centre. 

Did you know that ISC has a pool of tutors available?  Please drop by in person or email for questions. 

Why get a tutor?

Benefits of Tutoring

  • individual one on one learning opportunity to ask any and all questions you might have

  • A different learning experience to that of lecture environment

  • it is self-paced and self-directed learning

  • it provides intensive practice if you need it

  • it will improve your self esteem

You may have asked yourself if you really need a tutor, and wondered how you would even find one. Email Gary George for more details about how the Indigenous Academic Support Tutoring program can help

Why should I become a tutor?

They say one of the best ways to learn something well is to explain it to someone else. By helping someone else you may find the gaps in your own understanding that you didn't know were there, and you'll find ways to fill them in. 

You can change how a student feels about a class:

  1. Do you have a sincere desire to help others?

  2. Are you able to communicate effectively?

  3. Do you have a 'B' or better in the subject you wish to tutor?

If you answered yes to all of these, then we invite you to apply for a rewarding position as an academic tutor.

Here are some of the rewards of being a tutor:

  • Help others.

  • Enhance your knowledge of the subject. 

  • Develop and improve your communication skills.

  • Learn how to become a more organized student.

  • Increase your confidence by facing and defeating challenges.

  • Gain experience in a leadership role.

  • Looks good when applying to universities or future jobs.

  • Work on campus, close to classes.

  • Earn some extra $$.

  • Receive priority registration.

If you are thinking of becoming a tutor and helping out some of the Indigenous Students please drop by in person or email for questions. 

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