Improve your French

An Accessible, Affordable Tutoring Service

La Cité offers tutoring services for French learners, whether you’re a school or university student or member of the general public. With your tutor’s assistance, you’ll be able to expand your knowledge and achieve better results in your courses. In a tutoring session, you can: 

  • Review grammatical concepts
  • Practice spoken French
  • Receive advice on the structure and syntax of your assignments

Note that tutors cannot correct or do your assignments or prepare lessons. 

 Register for a tutoring session 

 

To find out more about the tutoring service, select from the following options based on your profile: 


► For University Students

Tutoring sessions are free for all University of Regina students taking at least one credit course in French. Each student is entitled to a total of 2.5 hours of tutoring per week. 

More Information

 

  • Hours – Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 p.m. (in person) and 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. (virtual)
  • Duration - 30 minutes to 2.5 hours per session (maximum 2.5 hours per week)  
  • Location - Student Services Centre (LI 220), second floor, Language Institute Building

 

Create your Student Profile

In order to use the online reservation service, you will have to create a student profile with your personal information. Your student profile will allow you to:

  • reserve or cancel a tutoring session
  • consult your reservation calendar

 

Booking Online

Login to your student profile at any time to reserve a tutoring session. It’s best to plan your reservations in advance to ensure that a tutor will be available to assist you.

Plan in advance: You cannot reserve a tutoring session for the same day.

The deadline for reserving a tutoring session for the next day is 4 p.m.

 

Cancel your Booking

To avoid penalties, a tutoring session must be cancelled by 4 p.m. on the day prior to the appointment.

Login to your student profile to cancel a session online or contact the Student Services Centre.

Avoid penalties: If you forget to cancel or fail to show up for your tutoring session without notice, fees of $20/hour will be billed to your student account.

You will have to pay the penalty in order to be able to use the tutoring service again.

 

Prepare for your Session

La Cité’s tutoring service is an educational service, not a correction service. Tutors are not there to correct or do your work, but to assist with your education by answering questions and steering you in the right direction. Therefore, you should arrive prepared for your session.  

Before a tutoring session:

  • Make an appointment with a tutor in advance
  • Allow for a number of meetings with your tutor for a long assignment
  • Do a preliminary self-correction
  • Prepare a list of questions

During the tutoring session:

  • Show up on time (five minutes before the scheduled start time)
  • Bring the directives and requirements for the assignment
  • Bring the necessary class material (workbook, textbook, etc.)
  • Set precise goals and communicate them to the tutor
  • Ask for grammatical explanations and exercises to gain a better understanding of the subject
  • Take notes on important points raised during the session

► For the General Public

Tutoring is also available to all French learners through a pay service. The public tutoring service is suggested for students taking one or more French courses. 

You can take advantage of La Cité’s in-person or virtual tutoring service if you are:

  • A grade 1-12 student in a French program
  • A student at an institution other than the University of Regina
  • An adult taking a credit/non-credit course in French

More Information

 

  • Hours – Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 p.m. (in person) and 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. (virtual)
  • Duration - 30 minutes to 2.5 hours per session (maximum 2.5 hours per week) 
  • Location - Student Services Centre (LI 220), second floor, Language Institute Building

Cost 

  • Students and adults 18 and over: $25/hour

Tutoring sessions may be individual or in small groups. Maximum of 3 students per session.

 

Create your student profile

In order to use the online reservation service, you will have to create a student profile with your personal information. Your student profile will allow you to:

  • reserve or cancel a tutoring session
  • consult your reservation calendar

 

Book Online

Login to your student profile at any time to reserve a tutoring session. It’s best to plan your reservations in advance to ensure that a tutor will be available to assist you.

Plan in advance: You cannot reserve a tutoring session for the same day.

The deadline for reserving a tutoring session for the next day is 4 p.m.

 

Pay Online

Public tutoring sessions can be paid by VisaMasterCard or American Express, using the University of Regina’s online payment system, to which you will be automatically redirected once you have made your reservation.

Payment must be made within one hour of making the reservation, otherwise the reservation will be cancelled.  

 

Cancel your Booking

To avoid penalties, a tutoring session must be cancelled by 4 p.m. on the day prior to the appointment.

Login to your student profile to cancel a session online or contact the Student Services Centre.

Avoid penalties: If you forget to cancel or fail to show up for your tutoring session without notice, fees of $20/hour will be billed to your student account.

You will have to pay the penalty in order to be able to use the tutoring service again.

Show up on time. If you expect to be a bit late, contact the Student Services Centre by phone or email. Tutors wait a maximum of 15 minutes before cancelling the tutoring session. After this waiting period, you are required to pay the penalty.

Prepare for your session

La Cité’s tutoring service is an educational service, not a correction service. Tutors are not there to correct or do your work, but to assist with your education by answering questions and steering you in the right direction. Therefore, you should arrive prepared for your session.  

Before a tutoring session:

  • Make an appointment with a tutor in advance
  • Allow for a number of meetings with your tutor for a long assignment
  • Do an preliminary self-correction
  • Prepare a list of questions

During the tutoring session:

  • Show up on time (five minutes before the scheduled start time)
  • Bring the directives and requirements for the assignment
  • Bring the necessary class material (workbook, textbook, etc.)
  • Set precise goals and communicate them to the tutor
  • Ask for grammatical explanations and exercises to gain a better understanding of the subject
  • Take notes on important points raised during the session

 


 

 

Information:
  Students Service Centre
  cite@uregina.ca | 306.337.3280