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Course Tutoring

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The Program Advising and Student Success provides free group virtual tutoring to all Ted Rogers School of Management (TRSM) students and students taking management courses.

The role of course tutoring is to support students in increasing their confidence with course material as well as increasing students’ practice of skills to work through problems on their own.

Fall 2022 Tutoring

begins on Monday September 19th and runs until Friday December 2nd, 2022

Students who attend course tutoring...

Get help with course content

Develop learning skills

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Peer Tutoring vs Peer Assisted Learning...What's the Difference?

Peer Tutoring:

 

  • Tutoring sessions are facilitated by an Academic Peer Helper, an upper-year student who has taken the courseA
  • All session are group tutoring, with up to 5 students per 50-minute session
  • Sessions are led by the attendees; attendees should come prepared with questions and content to discuss
  • Sessions are virtual; registration is required

Currently offered for:

ACC 100

FIN 300

FIN 401

LAW 122

 

 

 

Peer-Assisted Learning (PAL) 

 

  • PAL groups are facilitated by PAL Leaders, upper-year TRSM students who have excelled in the course
  • PAL Leaders work with course instructors and attend lectures to have a strong understanding of the course schedule and content
  • Leaders develop weekly content to review material covered in the previous week of the course 
  • Sessions support students’ learning in the course and help to boost learning, grades, and student confidence with challenging material.
  • Sessions are virtual; registration is encouraged but not mandatory

 

Currently offered for:

ITM 107

QMS 130

QMS 110

Contact Us

Have a question about tutoring or need help registering? Contact us at tutoring.trsm@ryerson.ca, opens in new window.

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Monday

On Mondays, the Virtual Tutoring Centre will be open from 1 to 3 p.m. and 4 - 7 p.m. EST for pre-registered group tutoring sessions. 

ACC100 group tutoring sessions are available from 1 to 3 p.m. and 4 - 6 p.m. EST

ACC406 group tutoring sessions are available from 4 - 7 p.m. EST

FIN300 group tutoring sessions are available from 4 - 7 p.m. EST

 

Tuesday

On Tuesdays, the Virtual Tutoring Centre will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 - 5 p.m. EST for pre-registered group tutoring sessions. 

ACC100 group tutoring sessions are available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 - 5 p.m. EST.

LAW122 group tutoring sessions are available from 2 - 4 p.m. EST

FIN300 group tutoring sessions are available from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST

FIN401 group tutoring sessions are available from 12 - 1 p.m. and 2 - 3 p.m. EST

 

Wednesday

On Wednesdays, the Virtual Tutoring Centre will be open from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 - 4 p.m. EST for pre-registered group tutoring sessions. 

ACC100 group tutoring sessions are available from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 - 4 p.m. EST.

FIN300 group tutoring sessions are available from 1 - 4 p.m. EST. 

 

Thursday

On Thursdays, the Virtual Tutoring Centre will be open from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 3 - 6 p.m. EST for pre-registered group tutoring sessions. 

ACC100 group tutoring sessions are available from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST.

ACC406 group tutoring sessions are available from 3 - 6 p.m. EST.

FIN300 group tutoring sessions are available from 3 - 6 p.m. EST.

FIN401 group tutoring sessions are available from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. EST.

 

Friday

On Fridays the Virtual Tutoring Centre will be open from 1 - 4 p.m. EST for pre-registered group tutoring sessions. 

ACC100 group tutoring sessions are available from 1 - 4 p.m. EST

LAW122 group tutoring sessions are available from 1 - 3 p.m. EST

FIN300 group tutoring sessions are available from 1 - 2 p.m. EST

 

These policies outline the structure of tutoring sessions as well as students’ responsibility for their own learning and contributing to a collegial learning environment.

  1. 1. Tutoring sessions are 50 minutes in length and they start at 10 minutes past the hour. Each week students are permitted to pre-register for one 50-minute session per class. When space permits, students may join additional sessions by contacting the Virtual Tutoring Centre front desk (tutoring.trsm@ryerson.ca, opens in new window). A maximum of five (5) students can be assisted at a time by one (1) APH during virtual group tutoring.
  2. If students are unable to attend a tutoring session, they are expected to cancel their session as soon as possible (or at least two (2) hours in advance). If students fail to attend two (2) pre-registered sessions without advance cancellation, they will be required to speak with a member of the Tutoring Centre staff to discuss booking privileges.
  3. If students do not arrive by ten (10) minutes into the session (twenty minutes after the hour) the spot may be given to another student. Likewise, if arriving in the last twenty (20) minutes of a session, students may be asked to register for the next available session.
  4. Student relationships with tutors are professional only. It is not appropriate to ask for a tutor's contact information to talk or meet outside of virtual tutoring or ask to copy their notes. Students should direct questions about course content to their Course Instructor. Questions about the tutoring program should be directed to tutoring.trsm@ryerson.ca, opens in new window.
  5. Tutoring does not replace instruction in class. Students are responsible for keeping up with course content, including attending virtual classes and/or watching lecture or tutorial videos. Tutors (Academic Peer Helpers, APHs) will not be teaching missed class content.
  6. Students are responsible for preparing for the tutoring session, including completing the Tutoring Questionnaire before each virtual tutoring session to provide specific content and questions they would like to see addressed in the session and familiarizing themselves with course materials.
  7. Students agree to complete a google formfeedback form, external link, opens in new window at the end of each tutoring session.
  8. Students are responsible for having their own supplies, such as: device for connecting to Zoom, headphones/microphone for participating in sessions, calculator, textbook, paper, etc.
  9. If students lack any necessary tech items, they should contact the TRSM Student Help Desk for support. TRSM Program Advising and Student Success TRS 1-004 (7th floor) 575 Bay Street (Entrance at 55 Dundas St. West) Email: trsm.academicsuccess@ryerson.ca
  10. Students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with the general features of Zoom, including: mute, video enabling, “raise your hand” feature, and chat function, using tip sheets available on the Zoom website to assist.
  11. Tutors are not able to assist with material that will be graded, such as assignments, quizzes, take-home tests, etc. because it is against TMU Senate Policy 60: Academic Integrity.
  12. Students are partly responsible, along with their peers, to create and maintain a welcoming and accepting learning environment. They are expected to conduct themselves in accordance with the Student Code of Non-Academic Conduct as outlined in Senate Policy 61. If students breach the policies of the Student Code of Non-Academic Conduct, virtual Tutoring Centre staff will report and investigate the incident as well as take the advice of the Student Conduct Officer regarding tutoring registration privileges.
  13. Students agree to read the PASS’s tip sheet on PDF fileNetiquette to prepare themselves for successful and respectful virtual tutoring sessions.
  14. The Virtual Tutoring Centre works to maintain safety and quality assurance by recording and securely storing tutoring sessions. Attendance at these events is consent to such recordings. In addition, a member of staff from the Tutoring Centre may enter the Zoom session at any time to observe the APHs tutoring and/or check to see if students want to continue to the next session. Students are not permitted to take screenshots or recordings of virtual tutoring sessions without consent of the PASS Virtual Tutoring team.

Fall 2022 PASS Peer-Assisted Learning Policies

These policies outline the structure of PAL sessions as well as students’ responsibility for their own learning and contributing to a collegial learning environment.

  1. Peer-Assisted Learning (PAL) Sessions are 50 minutes in length and they start at 10 minutes past the hour.
  2. PAL attendance is voluntary and drop in (no registration required). A maximum of thirty-five (35) students can be assisted at a time by one (1) PAL Leader during a scheduled PAL session. If the maximum number of participants is reached, students may be asked to attend the next available PAL session.
  3. If a PAL Session needs to be cancelled, students will be notified immediately and at least 2 hours in advance when possible. This notification will be posted on the course D2L site and ASC social media.
  4. Student relationships with PAL Leaders are professional only. It is not appropriate to ask for a tutor's contact information to talk or meet outside of virtual tutoring or ask to copy their notes. Students should direct questions about course content to their Course Instructor. Questions about the PAL Program should be directed to peer.trsm@ryerson.ca.
  5. PAL Sessions do not replace instruction in class. Students are responsible for keeping up with course content, including attending virtual classes and/or watching lecture or tutorial videos. PAL Leaders will not be teaching missed class content.
  6. Students are responsible for preparing for the PAL session, including familiarizing themselves with course materials before each virtual PAL session, coming to the session with specific questions, and being ready to participate actively and collaboratively with their peers.
  7. Students agree to complete a feedback form at the end of each PAL session.
  8. Students are responsible for having their own supplies, such as: device for connecting t Zoom, headphones/microphone for participating in sessions, calculator, textbook, paper, etc If students lack any necessary tech items, they should contact the TRSM Student Help Desk, opens in new window for support.
  9. Students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with the general features of Zoom, including: mute, video enabling, “raise your hand” feature, and chat function and using tip sheets available on the TMU Zoom website, opens in new window to assist. TRSM Program Advising and Student Success TRS 2-168 (8TH floor) 575 Bay Street (Entrance at 55 Dundas St. West) Email: trsm.academicsuccess@ryerson.ca
  10. PAL Leaders are not able to assist with material that will be graded, such as assignments, quizzes, take-home tests, etc. because it is against Senate Policy 60: Academic Integrity.
  11. Students are partly responsible, along with their peers, to create and maintain a welcoming and accepting learning environment. They are expected to conduct themselves in accordance with the Student Code of Non-Academic Conduct as outlined in PDF filePDF fileSenate Policy 61. If students breach the policies of the Student Code of Non-Academic Conduct, Program Advising and Student Success staff will report and investigate the incident as well as take the advice of the Student Conduct Officer regarding PAL attendance privileges. Adhering to this code will be especially important when working with peers in breakout rooms.
  12. Students agree to read the PASS’s tip sheet on PDF filePDF fileNetiquette to prepare themselves for successful and respectful virtual tutoring sessions.
  13. The Program Advising and Student Success works to maintain safety and quality assurance by recording and securely storing PAL sessions. Attendance at these events is consent to such recordings. In addition, a member of staff from the Program Advising and Student Success may enter the Zoom session at any time to observe the PAL Leader and/or check in on the session. Students are not permitted to take screenshots or recordings of PAL sessions without consent of the Program Advising and Student Success team.
  • To work with an upper-year peer who has a good knowledge of the course material
  • Opportunity to ask questions about course content and how to approach solving various problems
  • Referrals to other available resources, both within TRSM and on campus, regarding tutoring and learning skills
  • To be actively engaged in the session. To gain the most from your visit/ session, it is best to come prepared with questions, having done the reading/ attended lecture (ideally both!)
  • A welcoming and collaborative environment. Regardless of your knowledge with the courses, there are always areas where we can assist you in improving! We respect that students who come to the Tutoring Centre may have varying learning and personal goals. Remember: we are here to help!

NOTICE: PASS cannot assist students with material that will be graded, such as assignments, essays, quizzes, take-home tests, etc. as guided by Ryerson’s Academic Integrity Policy. For more information, please visit the Academic Integrity Office's website (which houses short and informative videos on A.I. policies at TMU), and read/ review Procedures for TMU Senate Policy 60: Academic Integrity.

Please contact the Tutoring Centre at tutoring.trsm@ryerson.ca, opens in new window in advance of your attendance to let us know if we can make any accommodations to ensure your inclusion in the tutoring sessions.

All tutoring will take place on the Zoom virtual platform.

To help you navigate the Virtual Tutoring Centre, we have compiled information to assist you:

All tutoring takes place on the Zoom virtual platform. Students are advised to review the PASS Virtual Tutoring Center Step-by-Step Instructions for Students to familiarize themselves with processes from registering for a virtual tutoring session to providing feedback after a virtual tutoring session. The key steps of this process are:

  1. Log in to the online booking system to complete the Peer Tutoring Request Form, which outlines the current policies and guidelines for the Tutoring Centre. This only needs to be filled in once each term.
  2. Register for a session online and complete the Tutoring Questionnaire for the specific tutoring session. After these steps are complete, students will receive a confirmation email on or before the day of the session, including information on joining the Zoom session.
  3. Prior to the tutoring session, navigate to the Ryerson Zoom domain ryerson.zoom.us, external link and sign into Zoom. Students must log in to Zoom using their Ryerson credentials in order to be admitted to the tutoring session. For support on using Zoom, visit the Digital Media Projects: Zoom website.