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Individual Help

Do you prefer to get your support one-on-one? Check out the variety of ways you can do this across all of SLS.

Talking to someone one-on-one is sometimes the best way to get the help you need. SLS offers a variety of ways for students to get one-on-one help with professional staff and trained student advisors in all of our areas.

Individual Help is Available for:


Do you like to learn in a classroom setting? Register for one of our many academic-skills workshops.

SLS offers workshops on a variety of topics designed to help you become more familiar with the essential skills necessary for academic success and allow you to build a foundation for academic skill-building. Some of our workshops are available for download, please visit Online Resources.

View the Spring/Summer 2020 Workshop schedule

Study Skills and Transition Support Workshops

Writing Support Workshops

Group Sessions & Schedules

Do you like to study and learn in an interactive group setting? Check out our various group sessions facilitated by our staff.

SLS offers several kinds of group sessions in each of our support areas.  Some are related to a specific course, some are for practicing specific skills, and some are for discussion and reflection. All of them are very effective ways to develop academic skills, meet fellow students and get advice from professional staff and trained student advisors who know what you’re going through.

Browse the group session calendars below or follow the link to learn more:

English Language Support Group Sessions

Graduate Student Support

Writing Support Group Sessions

Join RU Tutor Match

What is RU Tutor Match?

RU Tutor Match is a tool designed to help qualified students find paid work as tutors and to help students who would like additional, individualized, and course specific support find and hire tutors.

How does RU Tutor Match work?

Become a Tutor

To be listed as a tutor for hire on RU Tutor Match and become a paid tutor, you must meet the following criteria:

  • have a B+ or better in the courses you want to tutor
  • have a CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average) of 3.0 or above
  • be a current undergraduate Ryerson student
  • complete mandatory tutor training with Student Learning Support staff

Visit RU Tutor Match to create a profile, confirm your eligibility, and sign up for the mandatory Tutor Training Workshop.

To prepare you for independent work as a paid tutor, the tutor training workshop will cover the following topics:

  • Planning tutoring sessions.
  • Ethical behavior in tutoring (including academic honesty).
  • Effective communication and how to give constructive feedback.

Food will be provided at the workshop, but there will be no remuneration.

Find and hire a Tutor

Use RU Tutor Match to find the tutor that is right for you. The system will check for tutors that can help you with your current or near-future coursework. It is up to you to contact these potential tutors and establish a follow-up plan: where, when, and how to meet, how much you will pay them and when, and any other relevant details.


RU Tutor Match tutors are not employed by Ryerson University or by Student Learning Support (SLS). Neither Ryerson University nor SLS become involved in payment for services.

While SLS does provide tutor training to all RU Tutor Match tutors, SLS does not interview, supervise, or evaluate tutors in any way. Consequently, we cannot guarantee the quality of tutoring or academic outcome(s). A positive tutoring experience depends on a tutee finding an appropriate tutor to match their learning style.


Fresh Start

Fresh Start is the Student Success Program designed for students who have been 'Required to Withdraw' from their program of study. It is designed to help students make better and more informed decisions about their studies, and get back on track. 

If you are a student who is Required to Withdraw (RTW), then the Fresh Start Program may be one of the options towards reinstatement. For all the details about important dates, eligibility criteria, and the process for enrollment, please read the Ryerson Current Student RTW information page.

Apply to participate in Fresh Start by contacting your home department or by transferring to another program that participates in Fresh Start Transfers.

Student Learning Support administers the required 8-week skills-building course called Fresh Start Strategies (CIFS100).  Students approved for Fresh Start by their department are automatically enrolled in the CIFS100 course. The Fresh Start Strategies course involves three face-to-face sessions, weekly online discussions and an online course assignment. The course provides an opportunity for you to explore the reasons you were previously unsuccessful, and whether your initial program selection was right for you; it will also give you the opportunity to enhance your academic skills.

The successful completion of the Fresh Start Strategies course (CIFS100) and meeting the Fresh Start requirements established by your program will guarantee reinstatement the following semester.

Important Fresh Start and Reinstatement Dates

  • August 7, 2020: Deadline to apply for Fall 2020 Fresh Start Program (RTW after Winter 2020)
  • December 4, 2020: Deadline to apply for the Winter 2021 Fresh Start Program (RTW after Spring/Summer 2020)

Contact Fresh Start

Tel:  (416) 979-5000   ext. 6565

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