Individual Appointments

Did you know you can get one-on-one professional help to develop your academic skills? These individual 45-50 minute sessions provide you with personalized support for your specific academic concerns. Individual appointments, or consultations, are available for undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral students. Students can access one-time support, three-session term plans, or arrange for assistance throughout the year. 

U of A Student Fee: $25/session
U of A Student 3-Session Plans: $60/3 sessions
Non-U of A Student Fee: $37.50/session 

Individual appointments should be scheduled in advance.

What to expect

Appointment topics may include: writing analysis and feedback (for course papers, thesis section, grant application, or any writing task); communication strategies; time management and scheduling; studying, note-taking, and memory; reading; exam preparation, anxiety, and performance; presentations; oral exams; essay exams; multiple-choice exams; and, preparation for certification exams. 

How to prepare 

For writing consultations, students are asked to submit a writing draft by e-mail prior to their appointment. Although we will look at, discuss, and fix some writing problems, this is not a proofreading or editing service.

For communications consultations, students will receive feedback and coaching on a 10-minute pre-prepared presentation. Feedback will also be provided on accompanying visual material (e.g., PowerPoint/Prezi, slides, poster). Only available upon completion of the Engaging Presentations or Oral Defense of Your Dissertation workshop. 

Please note:

  • Fees are nonrefundable; however, students may re-schedule at a later date should the appointment be cancelled. 
  • Late or missed appointments are subject to cancellation and loss of fee payment. 
  • Our cancellation policy applies to all appointment and workshop registrations.