Resources for Academic Mentors
Hard copy in the Academic Mentor tutoring room and in the ULC:
Essential Study Skills by Linda Wong-This book introduces the consultant to a number of concepts and issues. Some of the pages have already been marked, but it would be best to start with this book to get an overall idea of what makes up study skills.
Study Skills Consultants’ Resources Binder– This white binder has a number of handouts and information that one may find useful.
Study Skills Handouts / Study Skills Links —Handouts: These one-page help sheets can be found in the ULC lobby and online. Links: Webpages from various sources. All of these sources may be helpful; choose the sources that are most appropriate for your tutee.
Previous Academic Mentors-If at all possible, talk to the Mentors from previous semesters. They have a wealth of knowledge; after all, they just did what you are about to do.
Other Tutors-Other tutors can give you strategies that they use for students in a specific area that may be modified to study skills in general.
Yourself and Your Tutee-Take ideas and practices from your own life that have worked and listen to tutees as they come in. Many times a tutee may have a strategy that you can use with another tutee that you have never thought about.
The ULC staff – Daily contact with the Learning Services Coordinator is important. It is also highly beneficial to talk with the ULC staff, especially the first few weeks of the semester. They can help you with many issues or struggles you are dealing with and give you advice from direct experience.