Personalized 30-Minute Appointments


What do Learning Strategists help with?

  • Strategies to optimize studying
  • Planning a schedule to stay on top of course work
  • Improving memory and concentration
  • Creating a study plan for final exams
  • Techniques for powerful presentations
  • Planning out writing assignments
  • Citing sources accurately
  • Writing with correct grammar and punctuation


Note: Appointments with Learning Strategists are offered in-person and online. Sometimes Strategists work remotely, so watch for the "online only" note by their name when booking.

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.

In-person or online appointments are available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Our office closes at 4:30 p.m., but students have an option to book an online appointment at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. 


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.

In-person appointments are held in EL2100 (in the Riddell Library & Learning Centre).

Online appointments use Google MeetWe 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 ready so 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.


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