Richmond Programs

Find more about academic support in Richmond.

Unlocking Academic Excellence!

Discover academic support through our Learning Commons, Richmond. Experienced professional coaches and tutors are ready to come alongside you in your studies, from study skills to course content to strengthening your writing.

Make a single or a recurring appointment with an Academic Coach with our online booking system. Your Coach can help you think through your learning strategies including listening to lectures, note-taking, reading, working with research, managing your time, building a learning plan, breaking down your assignments, understanding your professor’s expectations, and many more. Our Academic Coaches are Jessica G., Jessica Y., Laura, Nancy, and Tarea.

If you would like to discuss your course content, such as concepts, theories, terminology, and case studies, make an appointment with Marcus. He is available for students in BA Leadership, MA Leadership, and MBA. You can email Marcus for more information.

For All Students

All students are invited to meet with a student writing tutor, available for zoom appointments. See all the details on the Writing Centre page.

Graduate Writing Coaches

Work with a professional graduate writing coach on any aspect of your writing, from understanding the professor’s expectations to developing your evidence to documentation.

We have writing coaches who are specialized in graduate-level writing. Book writing support for:

If you would like to develop your writing skills intensely, you can also enroll (through your Student Portal course registration) in one or both of the following:

  • SKLS 500 (Graduate Scholarly Communication), a non-credit 12-session course that leads you through key strategies for being a skilled academic writer. There is a $500 fee.
  • SKLS 501 (Graduate Writing Coaching), a personal writing coach who meets you for regular one-on-one sessions customized to your own writing needs. There is a $350 fee.
Peer tutors are fellow students who are slightly ahead of you in your program. Some of your courses (undergraduate and graduate) have a peer tutor who provides individual and group sessions in partnership with the professor. Watch your Moodle announcements for more information.


Opportunity for

Leadership program progression through

Differentiated instruction

Each student participating in the GOLD program will experience highly individualized support in the form of weekly one-on-one appointments with a Coach. Students will also be enrolled in a non-credit course called Study Skills. The purpose of the GOLD program is to facilitate autonomy in learning.

If you have a question or a problem related to academics, reach out by email to Joshua Park, Director of the Richmond Learning Commons, or find him in Richmond at the Lansdowne location, Room 209.