Study skills tutorials
Find out what to expect from our tutorials
How do I request a tutorial?
As a result of the evolving situation regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we are unable to offer face-to-face appointments at present.
We can still offer online appointments for individuals and groups via this form.
Or contact our admin team on the details at the bottom of this page.
What do we offer?
We offer 50-minute tutorial appointments with an ALS tutor.
You can have up to two appointments per calendar month or two per piece of work.
Please note we cannot offer you an appointment if you are currently sitting an online or take-home exam.
What are these sessions about?
The sessions are tailored to your needs at the time, but here are some examples of areas we can cover:
- Improving your referencing
- Developing critical thinking and discussion
- Reading skills
- Managing your time
- Writing your dissertation
- Improving your revision techniques
- Improving your exam performance
- Understanding feedback
Can I attend with someone else from my course?
You can team up with one other student from your course and book a study skills session together if you have similar questions. However, this is not possible if you wish the tutor to look at an individual piece of your work - for this book a one-to-one session.
Is this service available remotely?
Yes, if you can't attend in person, study skills tutorials can be offered via Skype, Adobe Connect or telephone. Please specify this when you book.
Is the tutorial confidential?
Anything you tell us in these sessions is only discussed within the Academic Skills team (and, in some cases where it is deemed necessary, the Neurodiversity, Disability, Student Counselling & Mental Health staff teams). This means, for example, that we will not disclose information about you to your academic department or other students. However, we might make exceptions to this protocol if we believe that you or someone you know is at risk of harm
Will you proofread my work?
No, proofreading is not offered within this service although we can help you to improve your own proofreading skills. This is to ensure the authorship of the work is not compromised and academic integrity is upheld. You should carry out your own proofreading as part of the final stage of producing a piece of written work. You should also consult your School on its policy with respect to the use of proof-readers and ensure they adhere to the relevant rules and guidance.
I have a specific learning difference - can you still help me?
If you have been formally identified with a specific learning difference (SpLD) such as dyslexia, dyspraxia or ADHD, the Neurodiversity support team at City can offer you specialist support with your studies including tailored one-one study skills tutorials. Please contact them directly for advice and support.
Do you offer English language support?
No, English language support for non-native English speakers is offered by the English for Academic Purposes service.
How do I request a tutorial?
Or contact our admin team on the details below