The Learning Centre offers academic support for students and by students through peer tutoring sessions, as well as English language help with professional tutors. All services provided by the Learning Centre are free to Douglas College students.
Students can get help with:
- writing for all Douglas College courses, including help with thesis statements, paraphrasing, organizing paragraphs, and other writing-based assignments: by appointment or submitted online for written feedback
- developing study skills to improve oral presentations, note-taking, study strategies, test preparation, and time management
- course content for select courses: both by appointment and in weekly study groups; check the appointment schedule for the current list of courses
- English language tutoring for help with written and spoken English language skills for Douglas College classes, provided by TESL-trained, professional tutors
More information and resources on the Learning Centre website
Location and Contact Information
Peer tutors and Learning Centre staff and faculty are available during the open hours at both campuses to answer questions about study tips, courses and writing, as well as to guide students to tutoring, handouts and resources.
New Westminster, Library: 604-527-5539
Coquitlam, Room A1040: 604-777-6139
Peer tutoring in the Learning Centre is provided by students who are hired based on instructor recommendation, academic performance and the ability to understand their own learning. Students working as peer tutors benefit from paid training (including international certification as a tutor), leadership opportunities, and participating in a learner-driven community.