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Additional Qualifications Online Application System

You may use this system to:

  • Apply for Additional Qualifications courses
    (Note that a valid email address and credit card are required)
  • Check the registration status of your application
  • Update your current contact information

OISE Student Success Centre (OSSC)

The OISE Student Success Centre (OSSC) is an academic skills and support centre that offers students the opportunity to book one-on-one appointments with an OSSC advisor to improve their abilities in a wide-range of areas.  

Our advisors have a range of professional and academic experience. Students are encouraged to consult the advisor profiles below as a guide when booking appointments for a specific subject. 

Please note: The OSSC does not edit or proofread assignments for students.

*** The OSSC is open for Summer 2018! Book an appointment with us! ***

Services

All of the below services are offered by appointment or workshop

We offer face-to-face meetings and online appointments via Skype. Students can book two appointments per week and can schedule two appointments into the future. Appointments start on the hour and are 45 minutes long.
 

Academic
writing

Work with an advisor to improve your writing. Get tips on planning, organizing, and revising academic papers. 
 

 

Presentation
skills    

Learn how to improve your
in-class, conference, or lesson delivery presentation skills.
 

 

Resume, cover letter and interviews

Book an appointment with a career advisor to get support with your resume, cover letter and interviewing skills.
 

 

Math
support

Appointments and workshops are available to help you develop essential math skills that can be put into practice. 

 

English language development

Get instructional support to enhance your speaking, writing, listening, and reading skills from a trained ESL instructor.

 

International transition advising

Get support related to your transition to Canadian higher education, living in Toronto, and navigating the University of Toronto.

 

Teacher skills development 

Work with an experienced teacher to understand, discuss and develop skills related to lesson planning. Appointments for mock lessons are available for teacher candidates.  

 

CTEP
e-portfolios 

Discuss your e-portfolio reflections with an advisor. Students are asked to bring their course syllabi and an artifact to the appointment. 

 

 

Graduate student
writing groups

Register to join a writing group who will keep you accountable. Join a community of peers to help you maintain a consistent writing schedule. 
 

 

 

Advisor Profiles

Harriet Akanmori
Doctoral candidate, Department of Social Justice Education

Expertise: Academic writing, qualitative research methodologies, international and ESL/ELL teaching
Languages: English, Japanese
Services: Academic writing, English language development
View Harriet's Bio
 

Yaseen Ali
Centre for International Experience
Master of Arts graduate, Department of Social Justice Education

Languages: English
Services: International transition advising, English language development
Contact: yaseen.ali@utoronto.ca, 416-708-1208
View Yaseen's Bio
 

Katherine (Katie) Brubacher
Doctoral candidate, Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning

Expertise: Experienced OCT certified teacher, working with multilingual learners, academic writing and scholarships, presentation skills, publishing research. 
Languages: English
Services: Scholarship applications, academic writing, presentation skills, teacher skills development, English language development.
View Katie's Bio

 
Shawna Carroll
Doctoral candidate, Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning

Expertise: Academic writing, (post)qualitative research methodologies, anti-colonial theories, queer theories, manuscript preparation, presentation skills, teacher employment preparation. 
Languages: English
Services: Academic writing, presentation skills, teacher skills development, resumes and cover letters.
View Shawna's Bio

 
Jeanette Cepin
Doctoral candidate, Department of Social Justice Education

Expertise: Academic writing, qualitative research methods, sociology of education - childhood and youth, Canadian education, academic publishing, teaching methods. 
Languages: English
Services: Academic writing, conference/classroom presentation skills, lesson/unit plan development, resumes and cover letters.
View Jeanette's Bio

 

Velta Douglas
Doctoral candidate, Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning

Expertise: Academic writing, environmental education, Indigenous education, international ESL teaching experience
Languages: English
Services: Academic writing, English language development
View Velta's Bio
 

Lucy El-Sherif
Doctoral candidate, Department of Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning

Expertise: Academic writing, coaching English language learners, comparative and international education
Languages: English, Arabic
Services: Academic writing, presentation skills, English language development
View Lucy's Bio
 

Natalie Geiger
Doctoral candidate, Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education

Expertise: Academic writing, sport and education, student-athletes, experienced learning strategist, qualitative research methodologies
Languages: English
Services: Academic writing, resumes and cover letters
View Natalie's Bio

 
Jacob Hogan
Doctoral candidate, Faculty of Arts and Science: Department of History

Expertise: Academic Success Graduate Writing Group Facilitator, OSSC Writing Advisor.  
Languages: English
Services: Academic writing, literature review support, grant proposals and conference papers.
View Jacob's Bio

 

Shelly Mehta
Doctoral candidate, ​Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development 

Expertise: Academic writing, children’s social development, Registered ECE, OCT certification
Languages: English
Services: Academic writing, Teacher skills development, resume and cover letter support
View Shelly's Bio

 

David Pereira
Doctoral candidate, Department of Social Justice Education 

Expertise: Academic writing, sexual diversity studies, sociology of education, anti-racism education, intersectionality, queer theory, qualitative research methodologies
Languages: English, Portuguese
Services: Academic writing, presentation skills, English language development, resume and cover letter support
View David's Bio

 
Samantha Samuels
Master of Education student, Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development

Expertise: Career development and exploration, academic writing and presentations. 
Languages: English
Services: Resumes and cover letters, interview preparation, presentation skills.
View Samantha's Bio

 

Samantha Walsh
Doctoral candidate, Department of Social Justice Education

Expertise: Academic writing, disability and social inclusion, non-profit employment and hiring
Languages: English
Services: Academic writing, resume and cover letter support
View Samantha's Bio

 

Contact

OSSC is located inside the OISE building, Room 8-202.

For scheduling questions or to submit documents, please contact: ossc.oise@utoronto.ca

For Emergencies, please contact:

Christine Park (Primary)
Recruitment and Diverse Student Success Coordinator
416-978-1852
sungeun.park@utoronto.ca

Jeananne Robertson (Alternative)
Student Success Counsellor
416-978-2448
jt.robertson@utoronto.ca

 

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