1 Identify the Scope of Peer Tutoring in the Learning Centres

In this section you will get to know your fellow tutor trainees, your trainers, and identify the services that are offered by the Learning Centres at KPU and how Tutoring is a part of these services.

As a tutor you will become part of the team that provides assistance and support for learning at KPU.

Support Services at the Learning Centres


If you want help understanding your assignments, some one-to-one or small group tutoring, or some advice on effective study skills and learning strategies, you can find the help you need at any of KPU’s Learning Centres.

Our mission is to provide students with a range of skills and strategies that encourage learning excellence and promote holistic development. This is achieved through outstanding programming and exceptional services based on general, complementary, integrated, and embedded supports to foster student success, program completion and a desire for continuous lifelong learning.

For students, the four KPU Learning Centres are facilities where any KPU student can find free individualized learning assistance and assessments, help with study skills and learning strategies, and free one-to-one and small group tutoring in a range of writing, math, and content areas. Our online tutoring program offers academic writing help for students, from home, work, or school. Print and electronic resources are also available.

We have over 100 peer tutors and academic coaches who provide the peer support that students find empowering as they grapple with transitions to university life and challenges in coursework from time to time. The Learning Centres also attracts faculty tutors who work alongside staff in the Learning Centres to provide additional support for students and mentoring to our peer tutors and coaches.

Surrey – Library (Main Floor), A1650 Monday to Friday:
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Richmond – Library, Room 1100 Monday to Friday:
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Langley – Rm 2070, West Building Monday to Friday:
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tech (Cloverdale) – Library, Rm 1317 Monday to Friday:
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


For KPU students, our tutoring services can help you develop skills that you can use in all of your courses.

When should you use the tutoring service?

  • Early in the semester
  • Early in an assignment
  • When you need assistance organizing an essay
  • When you are struggling with a math problem
  • When you would like to know more about effective study techniques

Learning Centre Assistance for Students

Services that Support students: One-to-one tutoring, small group tutoring, peer assisted study sessions, transition programs, study & learning skills, writing support, math support, ESL study & review materials, Online & Live Workshops
Image Credit: Alice Macpherson

Tutoring is a key element in the wide range of student learning support services provided by the Learning Centres at KPU. When you are finished with your training you will be part of the Tutoring Team.

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