Centre for Learning, Access and Student Success

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Rafael De La Peña

Rafael De La Peña
Director, CLASS

CLASS is a welcoming place where you can study, use the computers, meet with a peer-mentor and enhance your academic writing and course content comprehension. You can also discuss with our staff any academic issues such as note taking, time management, essay writing or any other school-related questions! If you have any questions, please view the FAQ by clicking here.

Success Strategies Series

S3 Schedule Winter These seminars are designed to strengthen your academic success strategies. All presentations include evidence based practices and have been shown to be effective by recent research. Sessions are drop-in but reservations are strongly encouraged.

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Peer-Mentor Program

Schedule Work with a fellow St. Mary’s University student to enhance your academic writing and/or course content comprehension. CLASS’s Peer-Mentors have experienced what you are going through in your courses and are able to share their experiences and tips to achieve academic success.

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Writing Centre

ScheduleWouldn’t it be great to enhance your academic writing skills? You can book one-on-one 30 minute appointments with a Peer-Writer and receive immediate feedback. The Peer-Writers are fellow students nominated by your professors.

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Academic Upgrading

University Pathways Register to take ENGL 030 or MATH 030

High school-level courses that can be presented for admission to university. The Final exam is set by St. Mary’s University and students do not write provincial diploma exams.
New starting dates
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Math 125 Math Booster

University Pathways Starting University this September?

The Math Booster provides a refresher for math skills necessary to succeed in many St. Mary’s courses. Topics include: basic algebraic operations, fractions, significant figures, expanding and factoring, and solving algebraic equations. For more information, Click here.

Academic Writing Institute

University Pathways Prepare for success at University

August 27 – 31, 2018 Attend the summer Academic Writing Institute and practice writing strategies with current university students. Strengthen your critical thinking skills and take your writing to the next level!
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