• Located on the main floor, in room 235 (computer lab at the east end of the main building)
  • Open all day – lunch too!
  • desktop computers and chromebooks (and a printer) available for student use
  • Teacher supervisor to provide academic support and clarification
  • Open for students during their lunch or spare period for supervised completion of school work
  • Pens, pencils, pencil crayons, paper, staplers, scissors, hole-punch, rulers, calculators – available for student use (while in 235)

Schools Learning that Early Help = More Grads
“Local school boards are learning that a good way to help more students earn diplomas is to help them before they even get to high school.”

The Waterloo Region Record – Dec. 03, 2018 – by Jeff Outhit

Studying for Test / Exams – Tips…

  • Top 10 Exam Tips
    1. Find out about the exam
    2. Ask for help
    3. Sort out your subject material
    4. Review past exams / get practice exams/review from teacher
    5. Know where to go
    6. Don’t cram
    7. Keep your cool
    8. Use your reading time
    9. Break the questions down
    10. Review your answers


  • Exam Preparation: Ten Study Tips
    1. Give yourself enough time to study
    2. Organize your study space
    3. Use visual aids: flow charts, diagrams, etc.
    4. Practice on old exams / complete exam reviews
    5. Explain your answers to others
    6. Organize study groups with friends
    7. Take regular breaks
    8. Snack on ‘brain food’
    9. Plan your exam day
    10. Drink plenty of water


  • 20 Study Hacks to Improve Your Memory
    1. Walk Before An Exam
    2. Speak Out Loud Instead of Simply Reading
    3. Reward Yourself With A Treat
    4. Teach What You Have Learned
    5. Create Mental Associations
    6. Draw Diagrams
    7. Times New Roman is the Fastest Font to Read
    8. Use Apps to Block Distracting Sites
    9. Watch a Documentary on the Topic
    10. Search Google Like a Pro
    11. Create Flashcards for Quick Memory Buzz
    12. Take Regular Study Breaks
    13. Listen to the Correct Type of Music
    14. Make Your Study Space Portable
    15. Practice, Practice, Practice…
    16. Don’t Stay Up All Night Before an Exam
    17. Discover News Ways to Learn
    18. Use Scents or Gum to Jog Your Memory
    19. Study in a Group
    20. Meditate


  • How to Study For Exams
    1. Setting the Foundation for Later
      – Review your syllabus
      – Pay attention in class
      – Take good notes
      – Make studying a part of your habits
      – Ask about the exam format
    2. Creating an Optimal Environment for Learning
      – Study in a clean, quiet and orderly room
      – Turn on the light!
      – Turn the TV off
      – Decide if music is right for you
    3. Organizing Your Learning
      – Focus on your work objectives
      – Write yourself a study guide
      – Reinvent your notes in other formats
      – Ask yourself questions about your material
      – Review previous tests and assignments
    4. Studying Efficiently
      – Find the right hours
      – Start as early as possible
      – Study for your learning style
      – Adjust your study techniques to fit your subject
      – Think of your teacher
      – Ask for help
    5. Keeping Motivated
      – Take breaks
      – Think positive but work hard
      – Work with others
      – Call for help
    6. Preparing Yourself for Test Day
      – Get plenty of rest the night before
      – Eat a healthy, light meal
      – Bring a snack
      – Get to the exam room with time to spare
      – Do the questions you know first
      – Make flashcards