At Alexander College our passion and primary aim is to provide students with an excellent learning experience. Research and experience have shown that students who make use of learning support services tend to perform better in their academic studies. The reason is relatively simple: learning support services are designed to help students become better learners.
We provide numerous services at both campuses designed to help all students – regardless of their current academic abilities – enhance existing study skills, and develop new strategies for successfully navigating the Canadian post-secondary education system.
Alexander College students are able, at any time during the term, to access a variety of free learning support services at both campuses. Many of these services are described in detail in other sections of the website. We have provided the links below to the relevant sections for your convenience.
- Writing and Learning Centre: Our Writing and Learning Centre (WLC) is a major hub of learning support services at Alexander College. Staffed with Subject Area Specialists and Academic Writing Instructors who cover all current subject areas, our WLC team works diligently with our students to improve writing and study skills (including reading and note taking), through workshops and individualized tutoring services.
- Library: Stocked with a constantly growing and dynamic list of print publications, and a click away from access to literally millions of subscription online articles, ebooks, films and many other electronic resources, our libraries at both campuses are the ideal place to help you pursue your many interests and to get started on projects and assignments for your courses. And the best part of our Library? Our Librarians, who are trained, skilled, ALA certified academic researchers and are always eager to help you with any inquiry you may have.
- Instructor Office Hours: A quick look at any course outline will reveal that our Instructors for all University Transfer courses (e.g., ECON 103, MATH 105, etc.) hold regular office hours to help you, the student, with your courses. If you have questions about course content, a challenging concept, study skills, or how this course can help you beyond Alexander College, we encourage you to book appointments with your Instructors throughout each term.
- Study and Conversation Clubs: Our Student Association (ACSA) supports numerous clubs each term, some of which are tailored to help students help students. Simply check in on the notice boards at either campus, or contact our staff in Student Life for more information on how you can take advantage of these peer-based support services.
- Academic Advising: Academic Advising is much more than simply helping you choose the right courses for graduation. Our Academic Advisors can assist you with identifying your academic interests and preferences, and can help you learn new strategies to overcome the challenges you face in your academic career.
- Personal Academic Success (PAS): plans are available to all AC students. The PAS plan is intended to create a ‘roadmap’ for students studies. Students can use the information collected from these plans to recognize what is hindering them, and learn about the resources available on campus to help them to succeed.
For more information on these services simply click on the relevant title. And of course, our Enrolment Advisors and support staff are always available and willing to help make your experience at Alexander College both formative and memorable.