The Centre for Academic Writing offers practical instruction in all aspects of writing to all students in the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of Fine Arts, the Faculty of Graduate Studies, and the Schulich School of Business. Some tutors specialize in working with ESL students, and in working with students who have disabilities affecting language learning and language skills. The chief method of instruction is individual tutoring where sessions usually last 25 or 50 minutes. We now also provide electronic tutoring.The Centre offers credit courses and a number of group workshops that deal with the major elements of effective essay writing. The website provides students with up-to-date information about the Centre for Academic Writing activities, and links to academic resources, such as style guides, dictionaries, an encyclopedia, and an on-line writing center.
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- Tel: (416) 736-5134
- Location: S329 Ross

The Bethune Writing Centre offers free one-on-one or small group instruction in academic writing, to students affiliated with Bethune College, to undergrads in the Faculty of Pure and Applied Science, and to undergraduate students in the Faculty of Environmental Studies.
- Appointments must be made in advance (note we are open during Reading Week).
- To book an appointment: Call the Bethune Academic Secretary, 736-2100 ext. 22035, or drop by the Bethune College Master's Office (205 Bethune--closed 1-2 pm)
- Instructor: Dr. Nick Ashby
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- Location: Appointments take place in 360 Bethune College, but MUST be pre-booked

The ESL Open Learning Centre (ESL-OLC) offers support to English as a Second Language (ESL) students, registered in credit courses at York University. Our services include:
* A regular workshop series on topics related to the language needs of ESL students
* Small group English language learning
* Independent language learning using print and multimedia materials
* Individual tutoring on specific language needs
* Social interaction opportunities, such as weekly English movie nights
The Centre is open to ALL York students, registered in degree programs, AND IS FREE OF CHARGE. Students may request help in ANY aspect of English: listening, reading, writing, and speaking.
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- Location: Vanier College, room 037

The FCAP program was established in 2003 as a three-year pilot project designed to identify the needs of and develop computer support services for Foundations students and for Foundations courses. FCAP places a particular emphasis on the promotion and development of critical skills, including but not limited to computer literacy. Further, FCAP recognizes that students have diverse needs and varying levels of previous computer experience; therefore, we aim to promote a safe and welcoming learning environment.
- Contact: - 416-736-2100 x30171
- URL:
- Location: Calumet College, room 108

The Learning Disabilities Program (LDP) is one of the programs offered by the Counselling & Development Centre at York University. The primary goal of the LDP is to provide educational support to university students with documented learning disabilities. A second program, the Psychiatric Dis/Abilities Program (PDP), strives to provide educational support services to students with psychiatric illnesses. Their goal is to provide educational support to students with documented psychiatric disabilities.
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Offers a range of very useful workshops and tip sheets on reading and writing skills, exam taking, time management, etc.
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The CDC offers a range of services to students of York University including personal counselling, group development workshops, learning skills training, and support for learning disabilities and psychiatric dis/abilities. Use the links to the left of the page to find the information you are looking for.
- We are located in Room 145 Behavioural Sciences Building on the York University campus. If you wish to contact us, please telephone: 416-736-5297.
- Our office is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (September through April) and 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (May through August).
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Last modified: 15/SEP/2004 by Gita