Academic Success Centre
What Is It?
The Academic Success Centre exists to help students succeed in their preparation for ministry leadership. Vanguard offers care to the whole student. While our Campus Pastors offer care for emotional and spiritual wellbeing, the Academic Success Centre’s purpose is to specifically help the student in regard to academics by way of tutoring for research, writing, and time management, as well as provide for accommodations when that is warranted.
A Message from the Peer Tutoring Centre
We as the tutors here at Vanguard want to best support each of you and help you succeed here at Vanguard, and in order to do this well, we have made some slight changes to our system for tutoring here at the college. To those of you who were in chapel last Thursday, you would have heard a little about this already.
We want to ensure that each of you are getting the most out of our services and set you up for success in the future, so we will no longer be offering etutor as a service for all students. Instead, we would like to support you face to face through one on one or group tutoring (so grab your friends and come ask your questions!) until feedback through the etutor email is the best form of support for you. If you meet with us face to face and it seems like the etutor would be a beneficial support, we will let you know that you are able to submit papers to be proofread.
In order to ensure all students have the opportunity to see us face to face rather than using the etutor service, we now have free drop-in tutoring in the library Monday-Thursday from 4-6pm. If you have questions about an assignment, need your paper proofread, want to improve your writing skills, don’t understand how to use APA format, or need other assignment help, please come see us! We would love to support you. We also have free appointment times available throughout the week if our drop-in hours do not fit into your schedule. These appointment times can be found below.
We really want to help you succeed here at Vanguard and beyond, so please come and see us!
Your friendly neighbourhood tutors
Meet The Team
DR. CATH THORLAKSON, PHD, RPSYCH
Education: BRE, Canadian Bible College; MRE (Counselling Specialization), Canadian Theological Seminary. Phd, Educational Psychology Capella University.
Experience: 10 years as pastor over various ministry areas. 11 years in private clinical counselling, 4 years as Addictions & Mental Health Therapist, 12 summers of camp ministries in Alberta and BC, Adjunct faculty for Ambrose University College