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Student Learning Commons: Learning and Writing Peers

Learning and Writing Peers are student volunteers who help their fellow students in learning strategies -- such as study skills, note-taking, time management, and exam preparation -- and a variety of academic writing strategies. They are selected based on their transcripts, writing samples, faculty recommendations, and an interview process, and receive in-depth ongoing training on topics such as interpersonal communications, effective and ethical tutoring techniques, writing-in-the-disciplines, and language structure.

The SLC Learning and Writing Peer Program has earned an internationally recognized tutoring credential (Level 2 of the College Reading and Learning Association's International Tutor Program Certification).

Summer 2018:  Burnaby Campus

Bipan B.
Bipan B. is a Health Sciences student concentrating in the Life Sciences. He has also taken courses in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry. He speaks English and Punjabi.  NOTE: Bipan cannot take consultations for HSCI 492 or 494 as he is currently taking those courses. 

Calum S
Calum S.
 is majoring in Economics, while also pursuing a double minor in Philosophy and International Studies.  NOTE: Calum cannot take consultations for PHIL 357 or ECON 409 as he is currently taking those courses.

Deeya B.
Deeya B. is a Health Sciences (Arts) and Philosophy (of Law and Health Ethics) student. She has also taken courses in Communications and Linguistics. NOTE: Deeya cannot take consultations for HSCI 305 or 319W as she is currently taking those courses.

Jess
Jess A. is a triple minor Education student, studying English, Kinesiology and Learning and Developmental Disabilities. She has also taken courses in Sociology, Psychology, and Geography.  NOTE: Jess cannot take consultations for BPK 241 or 375; EDUC 424; or ENGL 330 or 487W as she is currently taking those courses.

Leila A.
Leila A. is a Bachelor of General Studies in Education student with a minor in Curriculum and Instruction. She has taken various courses in Arts and Social Sciences and Education. NOTE: Leila cannot take consultations for EDUC 352W, 389 or 492 as she is currently taking those courses.

Mariam A.
Mariam A. is a student in the Public and International Affairs Program. She speaks fluent French and basic Farsi and Spanish.  NOTE: Mariam cannot take consultations for BPK  141 as she is currently taking that course.

Michael T.
Michael T. has earned Bachelors Degrees in Music Composition and Philosophy.  He has also taken courses in History, English, Education and Labour Studies.

Monika K.
Monika K. is a Joint Major student in Communication and English. She is also completing a Certificate in Writing and Rhetoric. NOTE: Monika cannot take consultations for CMNS 453 as she is currently taking that course.

Pavneet G.
Pavneet G. is a Molecular Biology and Biochemistry major and Biomedical Physiology minor student.  She is conversational in Punjabi and Hindi.  NOTE:  Pavneet cannot take consultations for BPK 325 or 431, or MBB 321 or 463, as she is currently taking those courses.

Sejin L.
Sejin L.
 is a Psychology student.  She has also taken courses in English, Philosophy, World Literature, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, and Computing Science.  NOTE:  Sejin cannot take consultations for PSYC 308 or GERO 300 as she is currently taking those courses.