Tutoring and Learning Services

Indigenous Programs & Services (IPS) tutors work closely together as a team to provide integrated, holistic support for your learning. From understanding key concepts and themes in your courses to navigating your online lectures and note-taking, you have access to a one-stop shop for all of your studying needs.


  • attend virtual tutor drop-in hours
  • request additional one-to-one learning support
  • access a variety of resources and study tips 24/7
  • participate in study groups for specific courses
  • Supplemental Learning support for ENGL 009, ENGL 114, and MATH 126
  • Engage with fellow Indigenous students through social gatherings and networking opportunities

Access Services

All self-identified First Nation, Metis and Inuit students are welcome to self-enroll in the IPS Learning Services module on Canvas to access services.

Access IPS Learning Services on Canvas

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IPS Tutors

Upper-year peer tutors are trained to help with understanding course content, key concepts and themes, problem-solving, practice, as well as writing and research consultation. Whether are looking to practice math equations or brainstorm a research essay outline, IPS Tutors are here to help.

IPS Tutors can assist with the following subjects and skills:

  • Applied Science
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Creative Writing
  • English
  • Management
  • Mathematics
  • Nursing
  • Statistics

Interested in a different subject area than what is listed above? Contact Joel Liman (joel.liman@ubc.ca), Indigenous Student Advisor with IPS, if you’re interested in tutoring services in a subject not shown on this page.

Connect with our tutors and learning coaches

Starting in Winter 2021, IPS tutors are hosting virtual drop-in hours and one-to-one appointments via Zoom, as requested through Canvas. To access tutors virtual drop-ins, you will need to self-enroll in the IPS Learning Services Canvas account.

Access IPS Learning Services on Canvas