Academic Support Corner

The Writing Lab

The Writing Lab is a free service available to all AlgomaU registered students in any discipline and year of study. Students make individual appointments to meet with the Writing Lab Instructor to get help with planning, drafting, researching, and referencing throughout the writing process.

The Writing Lab Instructor works one-on-one with students to provide feedback and suggested resources to help students achieve their academic writing goals. Sault Ste. Marie students will meet in-person, while Brampton and Timmins students will continue to meet via email.
To best prepare for appointments, students need to complete the Appointment Request Form with the required information and working draft file (in progress or completed), as well as the assignment instructions. For students who need help starting writing assignments, please see Raquel Lehto in the Learning Centre (
During peak periods, appointment slots may fill quickly; please plan ahead when booking appointments. Same-day or one-day requests may not be met during these periods.
Reminder:  Students must be signed into Google using their Algoma U ID to access the Appointment Request Form and appointment schedule.

The Writing Lab is open Fall and Winter semesters, Monday through Friday, and is on a reduced schedule for the Spring/Summer semester. Exact dates and times vary each semester: Click on the Appointment Request Form link for specific information (updated semesterly).
Once students have completed the Appointment Request Form, Sault Ste. Marie students will be asked to select the appointment link in the confirmation window to secure their appointment date and time. Students who successfully reserve their appointment date and time will receive a confirmation email.
Brampton and Timmins students' requests will be answered via email so no appointment time is required.
Students may submit multiple appointment requests for different courses and different assignments; during peak periods, however, students with more than 6 appointment requests may be limited in additional appointments in order to meet the needs of other students who want to access services.
Reminder:  Students must be signed into Google using their Algoma U ID to access the Appointment Request Form and appointment schedule.

For questions about how the Writing Lab can help you and how to reach me, please email Prof. Marissa Ross, Writing Lab Instructor, at

For more free resources and information check out the Writing Lab on the Learning Management Site (LMS).

The Learning Centre

  • Looking for help with study strategies, note-taking and textbook reading tips, or meeting time management goals?
  • Have questions about accommodations?
  • Want to get a tutor? Want to be a tutor?

Visit Raquel Lehto or Jenn Reid in the Learning Centre, located in NW302. Email the Learning Centre with non-confidential inquiries, or check out the Learning Centre webpage.

*Please note: Confidential information should be emailed directly to Raquel Lehto or Jenn Reid.

The Math Lab

This free by-appointment tutoring service is open to all students at AlgomaU who would like help with the mathematical contents of any course.

MathLab sessions are conducted by Google Meet with the MathLab instructor, Dr. DeFazio. Students may book individual sessions or group sessions (max. 5 students). Appointments can be booked by sending an email to . You must include the course name and number, the name of your instructor and a brief description of the topic to be covered.

The MathLab opens for the Winter 2023 term on January 17th.

Appointments are available only during the following time slots: (ALL TIME ARE SAULT STE. MARIE TIMES (SAULT TIME: GMT -5))



2:00 PM

2:00 PM

10:00 AM

3:00 PM

3:00 PM

11:00 AM

4:00 PM

4:00 PM



1:00 PM


2:00 PM

Questions? Email Mark DeFazio.

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Writing Lab