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Student Learning Commons: Writing and Learning Peers

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

If you might be interested in becoming a Writing and Learning Peer Educator, more information is available here.

Summer 2019:  Burnaby Campus


Darren S. is a Business student, concentrating in accounting. In addition to business courses, he has taken courses in English, Cognitive Science, Geography, Archaeology, and Psychology. 

Emily L
Deeya B. (pronouns: she/ her/ hers), is a joint Health Sciences and Philosophy major. Her interests in these fields span from understanding the social determinants of health to identifying plausible solutions to moral dilemmas of autonomy and justice. Deeya has a keen interest in learning for personal growth, and has supplemented her academic journey by taking Communications, Linguistics, and Earth Sciences classes. She fully supports Simon Fraser University's commitment to an interdisciplinary approach to education and finds it necessary that different faculties collaborate for a holistic understanding of any and each field of academia. At the Student Learning Commons (SLC), Deeya has been a Writing and Learning /Learning and Writing Peer since September 2017. She enjoys the open-minded, student focused, and welcoming atmosphere of the SLC and works to establish and maintain genuine and resourceful connections through all her consultations. 

NOTE: Deeya cannot take consultations for ARCH 100, and PHIL 333 as she is currently enrolled in those classes.

Emily L

Emily L. (she/her/hers) is an SFU student who lives, studies and works on unceded Coast Salish territories. She is currently pursuing a BSc in Health Sciences in the Population-Quantitative Stream and is interested in a minor in Counselling & Human Development. She speaks fluent French and Cantonese and can understand and speak some Spanish and German. Emily is a feminist, strong advocate for social equity and a lifelong learner who is dedicated to helping her peers improve their writing and learning skills.

NOTE: Emily cannot take consultations for ECON 105, STAT 201, EDUC 220 or BUS 238 as she is currently taking those courses.


Helen L. is a Philosophy and Political Science double major and a French extended minor student. She is fluent in French and Mandarin Chinese. 

NOTE: Helen cannot take consultations for FREN 430, PHIL 421, and PHIL 455 as she is currently taking those courses.

Helen L. est en train de poursuivre un double majeure en philosophie et en science politique, avec une mineure prolongée en français. Elle parle couramment le français et le chinois mandarin.

VEUILLEZ NOTER: Helen ne peut pas prendre des consultations pour FREN 430, PHIL 421, et PHIL 455 comme elle est actuellement inscrite dans ces cours.


Kyle C. is a third year student with a double major in Communication and Art, Performance & Cinema Studies. He has also taken classes in Chemistry, Environmental Science, International Studies, and Publishing.

Leila A.
Leila A. has completed her Bachelor of General Studies in Education with minors in Curriculum and Instruction, and Social Justice in Education. She has taken various courses in Arts and Social Sciences and Education. 

Monika K.
Monika K. (she/her/hers) is completing a joint major in English and Communication, alongside a certificate in Writing and Rhetoric. She has also volunteered and worked in various EAL environments. Monika is passionate about education and strives to tailor her consultations to each student's personal goals and needs.

Sejin L.
Sara D. 
is in her last semester, completing a double major (with Honours) in Communications and French Literature.  Sara enjoys helping other students achieve their academic potential by tailoring her approach to meet every student's needs.

NOTE: Sara cannot take consultations for ARCH 131, or for CMNS 201, 240 or 362, as she is currently taking those courses.

Sara D. est en train de terminer un double majeure (avec Mention) en communications et en littérature française. Sara se réjouit d'aider les autres élèves à réaliser leur potentiel scolaire en personnalisant son approche afin de mieux répondre aux besoins de chaque élève.

VEUILLEZ NOTER: Sara ne peut pas prendre des consultations pour ARCH 131, CMNS 201, CMNS 240 ou CMNS 362, comme elle est actuellement inscrite dans ces cours.

Sejin L.
Sejin L. 
is a fourth-year Psychology student.

NOTE: Sejin cannot take consultations for CRIM 355 or PSYC 493 as she is currently taking those courses.

Sejin L.
Shania A.
 has completed her degree in Environmental Science, with a minor in Learning and Developmental Disabilities. She has also taken courses in World Literature, English, History, and Sociology.