Empowering students through tutoring program at Migizii Agamik – Bald Eagle Lodge
A program now in its second year at Migizii Agamik – Bald Eagle Lodge provides opportunities for students to hone a range of skills and study strategies.
“We’re really focused on student success. We’re working to empower students and to promote independence,” said Monique Dumontet, an instructor with the Academic Learning Centre (ALC), whose tutors offer student support at Migizii Agamik – Bald Eagle Lodge.
Tutoring support available for students runs a wide gamut, including help for developing time management and note-taking skills, insight on using textbooks and other resources effectively, along with strategies for tackling tests, exams and approaching writing.
This school year marked the second year the ALC had tutors working at Migizii Agamik – Bald Eagle Lodge that provide supports to Indigenous students.
The tutors specialize in a variety of content areas, including biology, statistics, math, chemistry and other disciplines.
“We prioritized areas that are high-demand for various faculties,” said Dumontet, adding that tutors can help students develop study skills in areas connected to a specific discipline.
Monica Cyr, a master’s student in human nutritional sciences, has been a tutor with the centre since 2014.
“Working with students is extremely rewarding because I get to see them succeed and also I get to increase my people skills and teaching skills,” said Cyr, whose graduate research looks at Métis food ways and cultural rules in urban and rural settings.
Cyr was recently named a finalist for the CBC Manitoba Future 40, which celebrates Manitoba’s next generation of leaders and change-makers.
The tutoring program at Migizii Agamik – Bald Eagle Lodge runs from September through to end of classes in April. Tutoring services are also available year-round at the ALC.
Students can make appointments for free tutoring in person at 201 Tier, by phone at 204-480-1481, or online.
To find out more about ALC and to learn how to become an ALC tutor, or to access additional resources (including tip sheets, podcasts and useful links), head to its website.
As part of its strategic plan, the University of Manitoba is committed to fostering the development of the next generation of Indigenous leaders by providing an inclusive and supportive learning environment that promotes Indigenous student success from the time of admission through graduation and beyond.