Reading and Writing Workshop
The Reading and Writing Workshop offers writing support and assistance to students. It offers individualized services in written English. Students requiring assistance may schedule an appointment by contacting Ocean Francoeur-Pereira by MIO. Ocean is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m.
The Writing Workshop accepts all assignments written in English: essays, research papers, homework assignments, Special Care Counselling summaries, and so on. The Reading and Writing Workshop Facilitator will assist with second-language writing difficulties, offering explanations for grammar errors and not simply grammar corrections. Although the workshop will provide sidebar comments about how to improve each piece of writing, it is up to the student to make the specific changes that may be recommended.
Students can use the service as many times as they need to throughout the semester. There is no limit on how many assignments students can submit. However, all assignments will be edited on a first-come, first-serve basis.
For more information, contact Ocean Francoeur-Pereira by MIO.
Centre de langue écrite et orale (CLEO)
The Centre de langue écrite et orale is staffed by second year students who have excelled in their French courses at the College. It offers an individualized mentoring service in both written and oral French. Students requiring assistance may schedule a weekly appointment throughout the school year, or just drop in. La salle d’étude is located in the same room.
La salle d’étude is a place where students who want to do documentary research can come to consult many books and magazines available to them. There are libraries of books in French normative (dictionaries, grammars, writing guides) as well as Québécoise and French literature (anthologies, dictionaries). This quiet study room also offers computers for students to use French software or to browse the Internet. Students of French classes at all levels can stop by the CLEO office. Please note that opening hours vary – be sure to check the CLEO schedule by their office door.
For more information, contact Roxanne Bedard by MIO.
English peer tutors are Champlain students who have good academic grades, especially in English, and strong time-management skills. Tutors are paid by the College to help students at Champlain to improve their writing, reading, or speaking skills. Tutors work with students on a regular one-on-one basis according to a mutually agreed-upon schedule. Tutors also work with other teachers and groups of students on certain occasions and organize various educational workshops and activities throughout a given semester.
To learn more about peer tutoring, contact Rebecca Schwarz by MIO.
NEW – In case you missed it, the English Peer Tutoring Service now has a blog designed to help students with their reading and writing skills! All blog entries are created by peer tutors and provide helpful tips on topics like essay writing, academic research, literary analysis, oral presentations, and professional email writing. Be sure to visit the blog to learn more about these topics and to get to know the peer tutors behind the blog: https://sway.office.com/EySXnAEeX0whJmKR?ref=Link
There are private tutors available for students who feel they need more help than what is available. Rates vary.
Contact Maude Fortier, Adapted Services Counsellor, for assistance in locating a private tutor.