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Tutoring and Peer Assisted Learning

Tutors can help you improve your study skills, prepare you for tests and assignments, and keep you focused and organized. These supports include Pear Deck Tutor (formerly TutorMe) and Peer Assisted Learning Supports (PALS).

Pear Deck Tutor (formerly TutorMe)

Libraries & Learning Commons, in partnership with the NSCC Student Associations, has launched an online tutoring service for NSCC students called Pear Deck Tutor.

  • NSCC students have 6 hours of free tutoring per calendar month.
  • You can connect with qualified tutors, 24/7 in real time.
  • Tutors are experts in over 300 subjects.

How to access Pear Deck Tutor?

  1. Login to Brightspace using your username (W#) and password.
  2. From within your course, click on TutorMe in the menu bar.

For more information:

Peer Assisted Learning Supports (PALS)

NSCC's Peer Assisted Learning Supports (PALS) is a program where peers support peers in learning. PALS supports include:

  • One-on-one sessions.
  • Facilitated study groups.
  • Drop-in sessions on specific topics.

There are also sessions open to all students on topics such as study skills, time-management skills, and Office 365.

For more information:

  • Visit the PALS Connect page to see a full list of available sessions (NSCC Office 365 login required).
  • Watch this PALS video on MS Stream (NSCC Office 365 login required)
Cultural Tutoring Support

African Nova Scotian Student Success Tutoring

This program supports all African Nova Scotian students in accessing tutoring at no cost. It is funded by the African Canadian Services Division of the Department of Education.

Contact your African Canadian Support Advisor to learn more and get connected with a tutor.

Indigenous Student Success Tutoring
This program supports Indigenous students in accessing tutoring at no cost. It is funded by Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey.

Contact your Indigenous Support Advisor to learn more and get connected with a tutor.

Please note: If you are a funded student with a disability, connect with your Student Accessibility Specialist to find out how to access additional tutoring supports.


If you have questions about tutoring help, contact your Student Services Advisor by selecting your campus on the Find an Advisor Connect page (NSCC Office 365 login required).