Learning Assistance Program


The Learning Assistance Program (LAP) based out of UVic’s Centre for Accessible Learning. With all university classes recently moving online, many students may feel overwhelmed as they cope with changes to their coursework. The LAP runs a fee-based specialized tutoring program and learning assistance program, as well as a free program called Study Solutions. Recognizing the challenges students are facing this term in the face of unideal circumstances, we wanted to look at ways in which our program could reach a wider range of people who may benefit from extra support.

We believe in empowering students to develop their unique strengths and we support them to achieve success as they define it.

Now for the details:


  • Tutors receive approximately 20 hours of training and professional development the first year they work with us. Our training emphasizes a strengths-based approach, and exploring ways that tutors can deliver a personalized service to each student, based on their goals and approach to learning.
  • The cost is $40/hour, and students are invoiced once at the end of term.
  • Our service emphasizes regular, weekly meetings for the duration of the term.
  • The first step is an Orientation meeting with a Coordinator, where students can discuss their goals and strengths (there is no cost for this meeting).


To inquire further, or to request a tutor, students can email learning@uvic.ca or call 250-418-5077. More information is also available on our blog: oac.uvic.ca/lap