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Free U of T Academic Resources

The Assignment Calculator

This is an excellent tool hosted on the UTSC web site, but everyone can use it.  

The purpose of the calculator is to help you break down your assignment or project into manageable steps, direct you to useful guides & services (particularly the Library and Writing Centres).  If you log in and supply an email address, it will also email you reminders and links on the schedule calculated.

U of T Libraries

U of T's library system has more than 30 branches. A variety of services are provided by library staff, including individual consultations on research strategies, workshops on library and online research, guides to research within a variety of subjects, and group study room reservations.

Writing at U of T web site

Writing is one of the core skills you should develop as a student at the University of Toronto. This site provides some great information about the many stages of academic writing: planning, researching, referencing, writing, and editing. Frequently asked questions about academic writing are addressed, with concrete suggestions about how to deal with common writing problems. Some resources for English language learners are also available on this site.

Academic Success

A diverse team of Learning Strategists at Academic Success offer a wide variety of services and programming to help students meet their academic and personal goals at the University. Students can request for 1-on-1 appointments to meet with a Learning Strategist for individualized support on various skills, including time management, effective note taking, and exam preparation strategies. A wide rang of workshops are also offered that help develop and explore skills and strategies that aim to address varying challenges throughout the academic year. 

Undergraduate CS Course Help Centre 

The Computer Science Help Centre is available to all students wishing to get extra help in their CS courses. Come with specific questions on course material or if you need a space to study - TAs are on hand to offer help when needed.  

Chemistry Peer Tutoring

Victoria College tutors help with Labs, concepts, and past test questions. Tutoring is free and open to all enrolled Arts and Science chemistry students.

Physics Peer Tutoring

Victoria College tutors help with Labs, concepts, and past test questions. Tutoring is free and open to all enrolled Arts and Science physics students.

Math Aid Centres

The Department of Mathematics provides free math assistance to all first-year Arts & Science students, with one-on-one tutoring available.

Statistics Aid Centres

The Department of Statistics provides free statistical help to undergraduate students.

Economics Study Centre

The Department of Economics provides free assistance to students enrolled in core undergraduate economics courses.

Philosophy Essay Clinic

The Department of Philosophy provides free assistance to students enrolled in philosophy courses at the University.

English Language Learning (ELL)

The English Language Learning Program supports all U of T undergraduates enrolled in the Faculty of Arts and Science whose first language is not English (ESL or multilingual students), as well as native speakers seeking to improve their English language skills.

College-Specific Resources

The Colleges in the Faculty of Arts & Science all have useful resources:

The Office of the Registrar within each College can provide information, counselling, and referrals on a wide range of academic, personal, and financial issues.


Every College has a Writing Centre, where you can have your skills assessed, receive personalized individual instruction, and work to improve your written communication. Some Colleges also have additional resources to assist with other common assignments you may encounter, such as math problems.

Innis College

2 Sussex Avenue, M5S 1J5

New College

300 Huron Street, M5S 3J6

St. Michael's College

81 St. Mary Street, M5S 1J4

Trinity College

6 Hoskin Avenue, M5S 1H8

University College

15 King's College Circle, M5S 3H7

Victoria College

73 Queen's Park Crescent, M5S 1K7

Woodsworth College

119 St. George Street, M5S 1A9