Academic Counselling

Urgent Support

Don’t like your program? Can’t seem to stay on top of your assignments? Experiencing exam anxiety? Not getting the A’s you were used to in high school? Are you back to school after years in the workforce and aren’t sure how to study, take a test, or write an essay? We can help!

Our top priority is helping you meet your course requirements so you can graduate. We will help you meet your academic goals by providing you with the study skills, organizational tools, and time management skills you need to succeed, or by helping you develop soft skills like emotional intelligence, emotional regulation, and interpersonal skills.

Study Skills and Other Tools

There are tested and proven strategies and learning principles you can use to become a more effective learner. These strategies can help you do well on tests, exams, assignments, and labs while also helping you apply your knowledge in your eventual career.

You may already have great study skills and want to pick up a few more tricks. You may want to learn and develop new skills, or you may be struggling in some or all your courses and suspect better study skills might make a difference. Whatever the reason, our counselling team is here to help you. Give us a call at 905-575-2211 or email counselling [at] book an appointment.

Getting Started

It’s helpful to pinpoint which study skills you might find useful. See the Study Skills self-assessment checklist (opens new window) prepared by Virginia Tech.

Depending on your unique needs, some of the tools and skills your counsellor may recommend include:

  • Journaling
  • Career assessments
  • Mindfulness exercises
  • Stress management and relaxation techniques
  • Brainstorming
  • Mindmapping
  • Calendars and other organizational tools
  • Memory aids
  • Time audits

If you have a learning or other disability, then your counsellor may recommend you meet with the Accessible Learning Services (opens new window) team for individualized tools and support.

Online Resources

Eager to get started? Check out these useful study skills websites:

Don’t forget to familiarize yourself with Mohawk’s Academic Tools where you’ll find tools like eLearn and ePortfolio.

Need help? Give us a call at 905-575-2211 or email counselling [at] to book an appointment or stop in during our office hours.