Should you find yourself in academic distress (and this does happen occasionally), the following information may help to get you back on track. VIU has many activities on campus to assist students with their studies, including the following resources:

Learning Matters

VIU's online self-directed resource for learning and thinking, reading and writing, information and research, numbers and data, projects and presentations and support areas.

Writing Centre

Building 305 (Library) 4th Floor

Free, personal, professional help, on writing activities of all kinds. The Centre provides faculty tutors who offer students guided assistance to better writing. What they can do for you:

  • Individual tutorials
  • Drop-In help
  • ESL tutoring
  • Reference Library for bibliographies and footnotes
  • Word Processing help

Math Learning Centre

Building 360, Room 303.

Get help with stats, calculus, algebra or any other math related problems. Hours will be posted on the door as they vary according to instructor/tutor availability.

Do you have problems with Math? Check out this helpful resource!

ABE Learning Centre

Building 205, Room 204.

Get help with your Adult Basic Education coursework. Drop-in to receive program study packages and get help preparing for assessments. Call for current hours: 740-6425 or 740-6416.

Success Coaching

Help maximize your potential through individual coaching, group coaching, and/or workshops. Sharon.Kelly@viu.ca 

OWL Online Writing Lab

OWL contains writing tutorials, study materials for ESL, research and documenting sources, grammar and punctuation help, and tools for creating outlines, theses help, and much more.

Study Guides

How to Get the Most Out of Studying Video Series by Dr. Stephen Chew (a 5 video series)

A series of online study guides and strategies that has been researched, authored, maintained and supported by Joe Landsberger as an international, learner-centric, educational public service. These guides have many helpful tips to support students and provide study assistance.

Do you use flash cards to study? Be sure to check out this amazing online flash card program to help you memorize question/answer pairs either online or by using your phone.

Dictionary and Thesaurus

Need a bigger word or do you need to visualize the word? If so, be sure to check out Visuwords. This is a great online graphical dictionary and thesaurus resource.

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