Peer tutors market help on campus

by | Feb 17, 2017 | Campus News, News

Kayzia Boilard
News Reporter

On Valentine’s Day, Peer Assisted Learning Support (PALS) set up a table on the third floor of the Learning Resource Commons to bring awareness to their services, and provide students with delicious treats at the same time.

PALS provides peer tutoring for students that are in need of extra academic help from other students that have received at least an 80 per cent or better in their courses.

Courtney Carter, an assistant for Learning Support, said, PALS offers students “peer tutoring, learning skills workshops, and more.”

Students can also get academic help through services from: the Math Centre, Writing Centre, Accounting Centre, online video workshops and an assignment calculator.

At the Valentine’s Day table filled with candy, Carter said that they were “doing a marketing event by using the candy bar Valentine’s Day theme so that students could drop by, get some candy, and learn about PALS.”

Twenty-year-old Miriam Mohamadi, a third-year Media Studies student at Guelph-Humber, said that PALS “sounds like a great service to help students.

Victoria Whang, a second-year Humber student in Multimedia Design and Development, said she hopes to see more marketing events by PALS.

“I think that it’s super helpful and I think they need to do more stuff like this so that students know that Humber has this kind of support for them,” sad Whang.

Students can find PALS located on the third floor of the LRC at the North Campus, and on the first floor of the Welcome Centre at Lakeshore.