Academic Support

King's offers academic supports for different university-level skills.

UNIV-150 Academic Success Course

This course equips students with study skills and tools. The course is delivered over eight weeks and covers the following:

  • effective reading and note taking
  • critical thinking
  • preparing for research
  • writing a research paper
  • making the most of faculty feedback
  • understanding your GPA
  • delivering an oral presentation
  • preparing for exams

The course meets once a week for a 50-minute class and runs each semester. It is delivered by staff and faculty. The cost of $20 is subsidized by King's to make it affordable for everyone. Sign up for UNIV150 through your OnLine Services. For more information, contact the Student Life Office, or for help registering, contact the Registry Office

Writing Support Services

Do you need help transitioning to a university-level writing standard? Wondering how you can improve the structure of a paper or develop effective paragraphs? Maybe you have all the ideas but need some guidance on transferring them from your brain to that blank page.

Open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. throughout the semester. Sign-up sheets are posted outside L-108 for 30-minute slots, and students can also drop in as availability allows. Come to room L-108.

Come with school work you want help with (e.g., a course syllabus, paper outline, draft, etc.) and be prepared to work on a specific aspect of a written assignment. You and Leonard Fehr, the Writing Instructor, will work together to improve the craft of your writing.

Group Tutoring for Math

Math group tutoring is run by Dr. Robert MacDonald. Contact him for more details at
For more information on math tutoring, visit

Academic Support Assistants

Student Life oversees two student leaders as Academic Support Assistants (ASAs). The ASAs work to help their peers hone study techniques, and go over assignments and projects. They do their best to help their peers succeed, but are not tutors.

To make an appointment with one of the Academic Support Assistants, email