Woodsworth College

Services offered at Woodsworth College

Woodsworth College provides academic services to assist students in their courses.  The Academic Writing Centre, Academic Skills Workshops and the Computer Laboratory are offered free of charge to Woodsworth College students.

Academic Counselling

Students who have questions or difficulties relating to their TESOL program are encouraged to telephone, e-mail or meet with a Program Advisor for advice. Students enrolled in the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages program can obtain assistance from the TESOL program office at Woodsworth College (3rd floor) or by calling 416-978-8713.

Financial Aid Counselling

Financial Aid Counselling is available through the Woodsworth College Registrar’s office. Matters such as Scholarships, Bursaries, Budgeting, OSAP and more can be discussed with the Financial Aid Advisor. For information visit the Woodsworth College website at: http://www.wdw.utoronto.ca  or call 416-978-4444.

Academic Skills Workshops

Academic skills workshops are offered at various times on weekdays and Saturdays throughout the Fall and Winter sessions in the Writing Plus series. These workshops are designed to help you acquire and polish the skills you need to make your university experience a successful one. They can help you get the most out of your lectures and course readings, strengthen your writing skills, improve your performance on tests and examinations, and develop skills which will transfer to the marketplace. The Writing Plus workshops are conducted by instructors from Woodsworth’s Academic Writing Centre, their colleagues from the other St. George Campus College Writing Centres, the University Library, and Counseling and Learning Skills Services.  For detailed information on workshop topics, dates, times, and locations, see the Writing Plus web page at http://www.writing.utoronto.ca/news/writing-plus.

The Academic Writing Centre

The Academic Writing Centre, located in the basement of the the new wing of the College, in room 25, offers one-on-one help with all aspects of academic writing. You can come in at any stage of the writing process, from the starting point through to the final draft, and you can bring the same paper in for several appointments if necessary.  In a 45-minute session an experienced tutor will read your work-in- progress and help you understand the topic, develop an effective thesis, organize a strong argument, document your sources correctly, and improve your grammar, sentence structure, and punctuation.  Tutors can also work with you on time management, lecture-listening and note-taking, studying and test-taking strategies, or any other academic skills that you want to improve. To book an appointment, you must login to the Academic Writing Centre’s online booking system, using your utorID, at wdw.utoronto.ca/index.php/current_students/academic_writing_centre/

If no appointments are available, you can try for a drop-in anytime the Centre is open.

The Computer Laboratory

The joint Woodsworth/Commerce computer facility. The lab is equipped with 9 Windows machines. Current versions of MS Office (which includes Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and the latest versions of Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox are available on each computer. Lab assistants are on hand at various times throughout the day. The Lab is located in Room WW116.

Drop in or call 416-978-0843 to reserve Lab time.

Summer Hours: M-R 10–10; Friday 10–4

Fall/Winter: M-R 9–10; Friday 9–4; Sat 10–4, Sun 12–4

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