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A picture of the pond behind Nipissing University, which is often used for research. The school partnered with Nipissing to support their peer tutoring program.

How Nimbus helped Nipissing University make their peer tutoring program soar

“Nimbus has really, significantly changed my interaction with a program that I have wanted to see succeed, but was being held back by its own realities. And that means the world.”

Three students who feel a sense of belonging at school sit at a table together. They have their laptops open and are laughing.

Five tips to promote your tutoring program

Being a student is a TON of work. Here are five tips to alert students that help is available.

A woman who was recruited to be a tutor sits at the end of a wood table, wiring in a workbook.

Five more ways to boost tutor applications

Midterms are now in session and students are looking for support. Last week we had five tips to recruit tutors for your program, and this week we have five more so you can fully staff your tutoring program and go back to focusing on what matters.

A woman who was recruited to be a tutor is leaning against a wall and looking directly into the camera

Five ways to increase tutor applications

This week we have five tips to improve tutor applications, so you can fully staff your tutoring program and go back to focusing on what matters.

A student looking for help through a live chat function holds a white tablet open to a messenger screen.

Will students ask for help through live chat?

Researchers asked if students responded well to the live, one-on-one chat functions built into the course LMS - and the answer was a resounding yes.

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Using peer mentorship to assist historically underrepresented students

Peer mentorship can be a key tool to helping students excel in post secondary education — including students who are historically underrepresented in higher education.

Three students sit together in front of an open laptop. The connected through their peer-to-peer mentorship program.

Support your in-person campus community with a peer-to-peer mentorship program

Develop connections between students through a peer-to-peer mentorship program. The result is a campus community where students feel they belong.

A group of students with a strong sense of belonging at their school meet up.

Four tips to increase sense of belonging in remote learning

In remote learning, because the other aspects of social life like residence life or sports teams are more diffuse, classes become one of the primary ways students can connect with their community and create that sense of belonging.

A student in a green shirt experiences the benefits of a higher sense of belonging by asking her peers for help.

Why do students with a higher sense of belonging do better in school?

Students with a higher sense of belonging were more likely to facilitate their own learning by asking for hints or explanations from peers and faculty.