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Peer Programs - General Inquiries

The Peer Programs office is home to Peer Tutoring, the Learning Skills Workshop Series, Peer Mentoring and Community Based Learning Programs. The office is located in H217 at the North Campus. Although our main office is housed at the North campus, our programs are offered at Lakeshore Campus.

PROGRAMS OFFERED:

 
Peer Tutoring

Peer Tutors are hired and trained to be a resource to students who need academic help or who need to brush up on their study skills. As a faculty or staff person you may be asked to act as a reference for a student looking to be hired as a peer tutor. We also welcome any recommendation you have regarding students you believe would be great tutors because of their academic and leadership abilities.

Peer Tutors are also available to work in lab settings to help a larger group of their peers. You can contact us for more details.

For more information visit our website at: www.humber.ca/peertutoring

Student Learners

We define a student learner as someone who seeks out academic support. If you find that a student in your course is struggling, please encourage them to visit our office to find out how we can support them.

Please note that we encourage student to sign up early in the semester. Students looking for a peer tutor right before final exams may be disappointed as our tutors may not be available as they are studying for their own exams.

 
Learning Skills Workshop Series

The Learning Skills Workshops series is a first step for students seeking assistance with their study skills. Workshops are led by peers and are 50 minutes in length. 

Time Management                      
Presentation Skills
Learning Styles                                   
Stress Management
Effective Reading       
Memory & Concentration
The Art of Note taking                         
Effective Group Work
Study Skills                  
Managing your Money 
Exam & Test Writing                         
Group Meetings


If you would like to book a workshop for your classroom send us an email at peertutoring@humber.ca or visit our contact page to speak to someone directly.

 
Peer Mentoring

Our Peer Mentors are upper year students who volunteer to meet up with a new student to mentor and advise them as they learn to navigate the college campus. Peer Mentors are different from Peer Tutors in that their focus is on the social and transition aspects of a new students’ life.  Their goal is to help new students acclimate to the post-secondary environment and connect them to the various resources on campus.

Help us recruit peer mentors!

We are always looking for strong students to act as mentors. If you know an exceptional student who you believe could make a difference to someone else, send them our way!

Do you know any students who can benefit from having a mentor?

Or, if you find that a student is struggling in the classroom, whether they are new to the country, or could use coaching on group work skills, please recommend they check out our program.

From time to time you may also be asked to be a reference for a students applying to be a peer mentor. These forms are available under the Applications link.

For more information please visit our website at: www.humber.ca/peermentoring


 
COMMUNITY BASED LEARNING – General Inquiries

The Peer Programs office works to provide valuable volunteer and community based experiences for Humber Students. Some examples of our projects includes the Dual Credit Mentoring Program in partnership with SCWI and the TDSB and TCDSB, and the 3 to 3 Tutoring Program in conjunction with the University of Toronto and the TDSB.  Peer Programs is also a member of the Canadian Alliance for Community Service-Learning.

Here are some resources we offer:

  1. Opportunities for students to fulfill a volunteer requirement
  2. Workshop on how to establish a Community Based Learning project within the classroom
  3. Support for Community Based Learning in the classrooms
  4. Opportunities to travel internationally with one of our Alternative Spring Break programs

For more information please send us an email at volunteer@humber.ca or see our contact page to speak to someone directly.