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Tutoring Services

Top up your knowledge tank, sharpen your skills or improve your understanding of a tricky concept by tapping into the expertise of a tutor.

We are dedicated to your academic success and offer a variety of resources and support through Tutoring Services.  Let us help you reach your academic goals.

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Do you have questions about regular course material or need further explanations about concepts covered in class? Find a tutor today.

Improve your writing and presentation skills

Being able to write effectively and present with confidence are key skills for success. If you have a writing assignment, group project or class presentation coming up and would like some tips, book a 30-minute appointment with our writing and presentation support tutor.

This is a free service to current SAIT students and the tutor can:

  • help to clarify assignments
  • teach you how to brainstorm and outline writing assignments
  • give feedback on the organization of your writing or presentation drafts
  • teach you how to correct errors in grammar and help with sentence structure
  • show you methods for documenting sources and avoiding plagiarism
  • show you how to proofread and edit work
  • facilitate group projects that involve reports
  • provide feedback on visual presentations (e.g. PowerPoint)

Please note that scheduled dates for the Writing and Presentation Skills tutorials will return in fall 2018.

Get online feedback on your writing assignments

Struggling with a writing assignment and need guidance? Email us at writing.help@sait.ca with your questions and to receive feedback.

Your email must include:

  • name
  • student ID number
  • course code
  • instructor name
  • program of study at SAIT
  • the reason for submitting your paper or assignment

There is a response time of 48 hours, which can increase during peak times. This service will not edit or proofread papers or assignments.

Attend a supplementary tutorial

Check out our evening tutorials for some of the more challenging courses at SAIT. During these tutorial sessions, the instructor will review challenging course concepts in a structured classroom setting. Registration is not required. 

Please email us at tutoring@sait.ca to inquire about the evening tutorial sessions, or feel free to drop by MC221, Stan Grad Centre to check the current schedules.

Attend a drop-in tutoring lab

Tutors will work with you — either one-on-one or in a small group — to help you understand course content.

Tutors are available for most math and/or science courses, as well as specific programs at SAIT, including but not limited to:

  • ACCT 215
  • APSC 180
  • BMAT 230
  • CHEM 181
  • CHEM 182
  • MATH 100
  • MATH 180
  • MATH 181
  • MATH 182
  • MATH 238
  • MATH 280
  • MATH 288
  • PHYS 181
  • PHYS 182
  • PHYS 235
  • STAT 220
  • STAT 245
  • STAT 270
  • STCS 255

Email tutoring@sait.ca or stop by MC221, Stan Grad Centre for the most up-to-date schedule. Registration is not required.

Request a volunteer peer tutor

As part of the SAIT Co-Curricular Record (CCR), volunteer peer tutors may be available for your subject area. All volunteer peer tutors have been screened to ensure they meet specific academic and professional requirements.

To request a volunteer peer tutor, please fill out a peer tutor request form and we will match you with an available volunteer. Please note that tutors are subject to availability and there may not be one available for every subject.
Please note: Co-Co-curricular peer tutors are not available during the spring and summer semester (May - August.)

Request a Peer Tutor

Hire a one-on-one tutor

Connect with a tutor through the SAIT Tutor Registry — a list of available peers and professionals who have been screened to ensure qualification in their field or subject area. Tutors on the registry set their own availability and hourly rates and will work with you to schedule sessions and arrange payments.

SAIT does not employ tutors through this registry, and we do not require tutors to provide criminal record checks and cannot guarantee personal character. For your safety, always meet your tutor in a public place.

Tutor Registry

Become a tutor

Use your knowledge and expertise to help students in need of tutoring support.

Volunteer peer tutoring

Are you interested in becoming a volunteer peer tutor and having your volunteer work recognized on your Co-Curricular Record (CCR)? We are currently accepting applications for up to 20 volunteer tutors.

What does a volunteer peer tutor do?

As a volunteer peer tutor, you will assist your tutees in understanding course material which will help them become more independent learners. You must have an 'A' grade or higher in the courses you wish to tutor. Through peer tutoring, you will give your tutees the individual and specialized attention they need in order to accommodate their learning.

How to become a volunteer peer tutor

In order to become a volunteer peer tutor and earn credit through your Co-Curricular Record, you must meet the following requirements:

  • enrolled in second year (or higher) of your current program
  • overall GPA of 3.6 or above and 'A' grade in the courses you wish to tutor
  • have instructor or academic chair endorsement
  • excellent communication skills and a keen interest in helping others
  • multitasking and organizational skills and leadership qualities
  • clear and articulate command of the English language
  • willing to work with any student in need of assistance
  • complete PREP 100 either in person or online (year-round registration available)

Please note, this is a co-curricular activity — not a paid position.

To apply as a volunteer peer tutor, please fill out our online CCR tutor application form. Depending on demand and availability, you will be matched with a tutee who requires your help.

CCR Tutor Application

Tutors for hire

Join the SAIT tutor registry as either a peer or professional tutor. As a tutor on the registry, you will set your own availability and hourly rates and be responsible for working with your tutee to schedule sessions and arrange payments.

To become a peer tutor for hire you must submit a resume and:

  • be in your second (or higher) year of study in a SAIT program;
  • maintain a grade of 'A' in the course(s) you wish to tutor; and
  • maintain an overall GPA of 3.5 or higher.

To become a professional tutor for hire you must provide transcripts and a resume and be either:

  • a SAIT graduate with an overall GPA of 3.5 or higher and a grade of 'A' in the courses you wish to tutor; and
  • a diploma or degree holder in the same area as the courses you wish to tutor (include credential and grade details.)

Register online

Preparation and Refresher Courses

MATH 123: Mathematics refresher course

MATH 123 is a free refresher course that will boost your mathematical skills, remind you of the basics and get you ready for calculus. This course is geared towards students expecting to take MATH 237 or MATH 238 as part of their program.

Topics include a review of:

  • algebraic equations
  • geometry
  • functions and graphs
  • trigonometric functions
  • factoring and fractions
  • quadratic equations
  • exponents and radicals
  • exponential and logarithmic functions
  • additional types of equations and systems of equations
  • additional topics of trigonometry
  • plane analytic geometry
  • transcendental functions
DatesDaysTimeCRN
July 30 - Aug. 20 Mondays and Wednesdays 6 - 9 pm 11263
July 31 - Aug. 16 Tuesdays and Thursdays 6 - 9 pm 11264
Aug. 7 - Aug. 23 Tuesdays and Thursdays 6 - 9 pm 10876
Aug. 13 - Aug. 29 Mondays and Wednesdays 6 - 9 pm 11386

We suggest you take the pre-calculus self-diagnostic test. If you score less than 70% we recommend you register for MATH 123.

To register:

Office of the Registrar, AA211, Heritage Hall
403.284.7248

PREP 100

Learn transferable skills and strategies such as time management, strategic learning, improving memory and effective note taking — you'll even learn about yourself through self-reflection exercises.

Connect with Academic Coaching to learn more about PREP 100, see current course offerings and to register.

PREP 145: Orientation for Apprentices

This is a free study skills course just for apprentices, where you'll discover your learning style, develop memory techniques, learn effective ways to conquer your modules, get tips on how to write multiple choice tests and prepare for your apprenticeship exam.

Connect with Apprentice Success Services to learn more and register.

Contact Tutoring Services

Tutoring Services
403.284.8082
Lamb Learner Success Centre, MC221, Stan Grad Centre

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Monday - Friday 8 am - 4 pm
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