Consultations

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Free one-to-one or small group consultations (less than six) are available in a range of ways that should appeal to you:  

face to face   l   phone   l   email

PhD and Masters Research students
Faculty lecturers have requested that before booking a  consultation that you complete a HDR Research Student Referral Form (PDF 415KB) and discuss it with your supervisor. It is important that your supervisor is aware that you are seeking the assistance of The Learning Centre.

Please note that The Learning Centre tutors will not assist with specific course content, nor will they proofread your assignments.

Bookings are essential.

Making an online booking for a learning centre consultation?  You will see changes to the way you make an online booking from Monday 19th August, 2013.

The Learning Centre will be using an online booking system to help you to manage your appointments from now on. It is intuitive and simple to use.  All you will need to know is the code for the course you are seeking support at time of booking. You can get this code from the course study desk.

Read our How to book instructions to help you or if you need further help, please contact the Learning Centre team.

Toowoomba: 07 4631 2751      Springfield: 07 3470 4466   l   Fraser Coast: 07 4194 3125   l   email tlc@usq.edu.au

Your feedback would also be appreciated - email feedback to the Learning Centre team at your campus by email at tlc@usq.edu.au

Undergraduate students

Toowoomba, Springfield and Fraser Coast: Click the Book Now button to make consultations online  Book now

 

Postgraduate students

To enable us to be sure that you are getting the help you need at the appropriate level:

  • Toowoomba postgraduate students at all levels (Masters and PhD) and PhD or candidates from Springfield and Fraser Coast should mail The Learning Centre with details of their course and level, and a preferred day and time.
  • Springfield postgraduate students up to and including Masters can book as usual: mail tlcspringfield@usq.edu.au with any queries.
  • Overseas-based PhD students can book appointments through The Learning Centre using email. 

All students

In the first instance you will be able to book for two sessions at a time. Your tutor will assist you if you require further bookings. If you have a problem with a booking or an urgent request please email The Learning Centre

Please book early to allow sufficient time after the consultation for completion of your assignment before its due date.

Locations

The Learning Centre consultations (online and/or face-to-face) are available from three locations:

  • Toowoomba, all students in any mode of study, Learning Commons, R Block, Level 1,
  • Springfield, on-campus Springfield students, A Block, Level 3
  • Fraser Coast, Student Hub, C Block, Level 1

Types of assistance

Academic language

Consultations are available from Toowoomba, Springfield and Fraser Coast campuses to all students in face-to-face, phone and online modes. Consultations are usually 30 minutes.

Remember that you are solely responsible for your own assignments. Tutors will offer advice and suggestions on the topics listed below.

All tutors can assist with general learning skills, as well as:

  • question analysis
  • research strategies
  • reading strategies
  • referencing
  • assignment structure             
  • logical written presentation of ideas
  • sentence and paragraph structure
  • exams preparation
  • oral presentation
  • editing strategies

Mathematics

Consultations are available from Toowoomba campus to all students. Consultations are usually 30minutes.

All tutors can assist with general learning skills, as well as: 

  • the use of calculators (free online 'How to' booklets available)
  • pre-requisite mathematics knowledge
  • mathematical problem solving and question analysis within the context of a course 
  • mathematical communication.

Students from a range of programs can be assisted by The Learning Centre maths tutors. For example:

 

  • data analysis and other statistics courses - assistance with use of calculators, basic maths, questions analysis
  • economics or other business courses - assistance with interpreting and drawing graphs, algebra, calculus
  • mathematics courses (Foundations and Discrete Maths, Algebra and Calculus1) - assistance with basic maths skills
  • nursing courses - assistance with maths and computing skills for drug calculations.