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Learning supports

College 101

Build a foundation for your college studies by learning how to learn. Learn about goal setting, finding college supports, managing your time, note-taking, test-taking, study skills, tips for completing assignments and much more. Read College 101.

Learning online

Explore tips for learning online, how to access important tools and technologies like Brightspace, Office 365 and Connect, and how to reach out for technology support. Discover supports for learning online.


Tutoring can help you improve your study skills, prepare you for tests and assignments and keep you focused and organized. Tutoring options include:
  • Pear Deck Tutor (formerly TutorMe) a 24/7, online tutor service.
  • Tutoring supports for students who identify as Indigenous and/or African Nova Scotian.
  • A private tutor list for students who are interested in hiring their own tutor.
Contact Student Services at your campus for more information.

Peer Assisted Learning (PALS)

PALS is a program where students support students in their learning. PALS programming includes group study and test prep sessions, drop-in sessions on specific course topics, webinars on college readiness and one-on-one learning support. Contact Student Services at your campus for more information.

Writing support

Our Writing Centre can help you improve your writing skills, such as how to correct your own writing and how to access helpful resources. Visit the NSCC Writing Centre online for more information.

English as an Additional Language (EAL) support

Supports are available to help you strengthen your English language skills, such as your listening, speaking (including pronunciation), reading and writing skills. Contact Student Services at your campus for more information.

NSCC Libraries

NSCC Libraries provide access to a wide range of resources to support your learning. Check out the library’s subject guides, YouTube channel or events for help getting your research started. Contact your campus library to explore these resources and more or to access the Library Laptop Loan Program.