If you need academic help in a subject for which there is no free tutoring available, you can pay for private tutoring with a peer tutor in Tutoring Services. Simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure to include:
We'll contact you with a suitable tutor. You will then contact your tutor directly to arrange and pay for your tutoring sessions.
Please note that tutor availability is limited. For the best chance of finding a suitable tutor, contact us early in the semester. Most of our tutors are unavailable during final exam periods or over the spring/summer intersession.
Our tutors include undergraduate students, graduate students, graduates, and retired faculty. All tutors are required to have excellent grades or an extensive background in the courses they wish to tutor, and they are required to secure a recommendation, usually from an Acadia faculty member.
The recommended fee for tutoring is $20/hr. Some tutors with extensive tutoring experience charge $25 and up. Please confirm and agree to pricing with your tutor before your first meeting. You pay the fee directly to the tutor during each session.
Currently, the Acadia Tutoring Service is designed to pair students and tutors for one-on-one sessions. If you would like to share a session with a friend or friends, you must let the Tutoring Services Coordinator know in advance. If your tutor agrees to a group session, you may be given permission to proceed. You will need to discuss payment options with your tutor in advance and come to a mutual agreement. Some tutors may charge a discounted rate to each student, while others may charge each the full fee.
We understand how difficult it can be to juggle all the classes, labs, meetings and events that are part of university life. Your tutors understand too – they’re going through the same thing! That said, remember that your tutor has rearranged their own busy schedule to meet with you.
If your tutor cancels a tutorial with less than three hours’ notice, please contact the Tutoring Services Coordinator.
Some students with a registered disability are eligible for funding. Please contact the Accessibility Officer from Accessible Learning Services, Marissa McIsaac, for more information.
While we try our best to pair you with a tutor, sometimes there are simply no tutors to help in your subject or none with available time. Don’t forget that your professors should be your number one resource. Visit them for additional help during office hours, or arrange for a private meeting. Let them know that you’ve tried to find a tutor but haven’t been successful: they might be able to suggest additional options. Also contact the departmental administrator: many departments maintain tutor lists that include tutors who are not registered with the Acadia Tutoring Service.
University is a major adjustment, so it is normal to feel overwhelmed and underprepared. Tutoring can help but, sometimes, it goes a bit deeper than that.
If you’re anxious, feel depressed or sad, have problems sleeping or concentrating, or just feel completely overwhelmed with all the work, deadlines and stresses of university life, contact the Student Resource Centre. There are excellent counselors and resources that can help you.
Tutoring Services Coordinator