Study Skills/Tutoring

Become a more efficient and effective learner

Whether you're doing well and want to do better or if you are experiencing academic difficulty, we can help you reach your academic potential during your time at Dalhousie.

A few reasons to visit:

  • You're attending class regularly but you feel like you're missing important points
  • You feel like you don't have enough time to get everything done
  • You’d like to bring together key concepts in both lectures and textbooks
  • You want to be fully prepared to write an exam
  • You're doing well in your courses, but think you could do better
  • You’ve experienced some academic failure, whether one paper, one assignment, one midterm or final exam, one or more classes

Workshops and services

We offer personal coaching/tutoring as well as free workshops to Dal, King’s and NSCAD students in the following areas:

  • Effective Reading Strategies
  • Short Answer & Essay Exams: Avoiding the Blank Page
  • Note-taking & Listening Techniques
  • How to Learn Best
  • A, B, or C? Strategies for Multiple Choice Exams
  • Presentation & Speaking Skills
  • Working in a Group: Getting Started
  • Working in a Group: Moving Forward
  • Managing Time & Avoiding Procrastination
  • Get Focused: Concentration & Memorization

Complete a self assessment

Take our brief study skills assessment [PDF - 76 kB] to find out which workshops may be best suited to your needs.