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Writing and Learning Strategists help with Math Learning Strategists help with
  • creating a study schedule for final exams
  • improving memory and concentration
  • planning out writing assignments
  • citing sources accurately
  • writing with correct grammar and punctuation
  • reducing math anxiety
  • strategies for learning math
  • problem-solving techniques
  • math test-taking strategies
  • creating a schedule to stay on top of course work

For the 2020-2021 academic year, all appointments with Learning Strategists are online.

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Who can book an appointment?

Appointments are available to students taking

  • any credit course
  • Academic Upgrading courses
  • LEAP (Language Education for Academic Purposes) courses
  • Massage Therapy courses
  • Funeral Service courses
  • Personal Fitness Trainer courses


How often can I book?

You can meet with a Learning Strategist as many times per semester as you like. 
  • Maximum number of appointments per day = 1
  • Maximum number of appointments per week = 2
  • You cannot have more than 2 bookings in the system at any given time.

 Appointments are available from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. (last appointment starts at 4:00 p.m.)


I've booked an appointment, so what happens now?

After booking an appointment, you will automatically receive an email confirming your booking and providing some additional information.

All appointments are held online through Google Meet.

We will send an email with the online meeting room link to your MRU email account the day of your appointment (at least 5 minutes before the appointment start time).


What if I need to cancel?

  • Cancel at least 2 hours before your appointment, or it counts as a no-show. Please give us as much notice as possible so we can serve other students.
  • Use the link provided in the confirmation email to cancel.
  • If you have 2 no-shows, you will be unable to book further appointments until the next semester.


What should I have ready for my appointment?

Please have your assignment instructions open on your computer so that you can share them with the Learning Strategist during the appointment.

Appointments for help with writing:

  • You do not need to have a complete draft ready! We can often help more if you come at an earlier stage in the writing process (e.g., when you have a rough outline, or a couple of body paragraphs written).
  • We won't edit your paper, but we can definitely help you learn how to edit your own writing more effectively!

Appointments for help with exams:

  • We can discuss useful test-taking strategies for different types of exam questions (e.g., multiple choice, problem-solving, short answer, essay).
  • If you are working on an exam (e.g., take-home exam), we cannot look at or provide feedback about your answers.


(Please note, a 30-minute appointment does not replace a 75-minute workshop.)


Want some strategies now? Check out our resources page for tips and tools you can access online.