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Tutoring Services

The University of Ottawa has a long tradition of both academic and athletic success. At Sports Services, we strongly believe academically successful student-athletes are the cornerstone of competitive sports programs and are critical in reaching our goal of perennial national championship contenders. USports, the national sport governing body of university sport in Canada, also supports academic success by making it a key eligibility criterion, reinforcing the importance of achieving success both in the classroom and on the field of play. Additionally, we want you, to excel in your academic program, to qualify for, and to maintain financial scholarships and awards.

For these reasons, the uOttawa Sport Services makes the academic success of its student-athletes a main priority. One way to support this priority is by providing Varsity Teams student-athletes support in accessing tutoring services.

Sport Services offers up to 10 hours of tutoring per course per semester to all Varsity team student-athletes free of charge. The request for receiving this service must be initiated and driven by the student-athletes by sending an email to their Team Mentor and High Performance Coordinator ( In this request, the student-athlete must identify the Varsity team for he/she competes, the course number, the anticipated number of hours required and the reason why tutoring services are required (exam, assignment, specific theme, etc.). Approval or other alternatives will be communicated within 24hours. If you do not receive any response, simply contact the High Performance Coordinator. Once student-athletes have received the approval, they will be responsible for finding their tutor. It is recommended they use the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa (SFUO) tutorial referral services –, but other arrangements can be made on a case-by-case basis.

Sport Services will pay the tutor directly on the basis of the following rates –

One-on-one Tutoring:

  • Undergraduate tutors will be paid $15/hour
  • Graduate tutors will be paid $20/hours

Group Tutoring:

  • Undergraduate tutors will be paid $15/hour for a group of 3 students, and $20/hour for a group of 4 and 5 students.
  • Graduate tutors will be paid $20/hours for a group of 3 students, and $25/hour for a group of 4 and 5 students.

It is the responsibility of the student-athlete to ensure the tutor is aware of these rates.

Payment to the tutors will by processed by submitting a fully completed and signed Tutor Timesheet to the High Performance Coordinator. The Tutor Timesheet can be submitted in person at Minto E208, or electronically at Tutor timesheet are only available via your Team Mentor.