Academic Success

Quick Help

  1. Student Success Specialist
  2. Peer Tutoring
  3. Student Support Lab Winter 2017
  4. Testing Co-ordinator

Student Success Specialist


Our Student Success Specialist on campus can offer you a variety of resources to help you during your time here at Algonquin. Whether you are looking for tips on learning strategies (such as time-management, organization, note-taking, studying, etc.), peer tutoring, study groups, resource labs, or just seeking guidance where you don’t know who else to ask, she can help! She will work one-on-one with you to help you achieve your goals, connect you with the right people, and be there to support you along the way.

Whether you are coming from High School, looking towards a second career, or just furthering your education, the transition to College can be overwhelming. The Student Success Specialist will help you adjust to life as a post-secondary student, and succeed in all that you do here at Algonquin.

Emily Appleyard
Student Success Specialist
Algonquin College – Perth Campus, Rm. 109
Tuesday – Thursday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
613-267-2859 ext. 5669

Peer Tutoring

The Peer Tutoring Service is designed to help registered students sign up for additional one-to-one sessions to go over course material. They are matched with a trained tutor who is either excelling in the class or has successfully completed the course.

Students can receive tutoring for the nominal fee of $5 per hour in the subject area required. To receive tutoring please contact the Front Office.

If you are interested in becoming a tutor please see the Front Office to discuss the position. Peer tutors are paid $11 per hour and gain experience that will later help in their chosen field.

Student Support Lab

The Student Support Labs are set up to offer students an additional resource in the areas of Communications, Math, Computers, Carpentry, Masonry, and PSW Lab Skills. Supervised by Instructors and run on a “drop-in” basis, these labs are a great opportunity to ask questions, work on challenging homework tasks, or just develop/improve your skills in the field. The labs are scheduled for both the Fall and Winter semesters, and the dates/times are posted on the calendar outside of the Student Commons.

See the Winter 2017 Support Lab Posters below:

Testing Co-ordinator

There are several types of testing administered at the Perth Campus through the Testing Department.  These include:

All pre-admission testing for Algonquin College Perth Campus programs

Pre-admission testing for other colleges in Ontario and beyond

Invigilation for Continuing Education courses, taken off Campus, courses taken through other colleges and universities (scheduled on a month-to-month basis)

Testing Fees

All pre-admission testing, within Algonquin College campuses, is $50 per session
Test and Exam Services for Non-Algonquin Students is $60

Office Hours
Anyone requiring testing can call Cheryl Giff at 613-267-2859 ext. 5685 for information and bookings.