COVID-19 Advice for the JCU Community - Last updated: 29 November 2021, 11am (AEST)

Booking an Appointment with a Learning Advisor

Appointments with a Learning Advisor are 30 minutes long and are offered both on campus and remotely via video conferencing.

Learning Advisors can help you to:

  • Plan your study time
  • Learn stress management strategies
  • Understand your subject outline
  • Understand your assignment requirements
  • Plan and structure an assignment
  • Develop academic reading and research skills
  • Work with you on your writing and building arguments
  • Give you feedback on your first assignments before you submit them
  • Develop numeracy skills (maths and statistics)
  • Prepare for exams
  • Help you understand your lecturer and tutor expectations and feedback

Learning Advisors:

  • do not teach course content
  • do not provide private tutoring
  • do not write your assessment for you
  • do not provide enrollment or subject selection advice. For this contact the JCU Student Centre.

What to bring to your appointment:

  • your subject outline, assessment descriptor and rubric
  • your assignment or planning document

If it is an online meeting, please email the documents to the Learning Advisor prior to the booked session.

Steps:

  • Choose a Learning Advisor (take note of their Campus location)
  • Click the 'Book an appointment' link
  • Select one of the available times and enter in your details

Consider:

Bookings are available up to two weeks in advance, and you can only work with one advisor at a time.

No bookings available during Christmas closure, December 20th, 2021 to 10 January 10th, 2022.

If you don't know which advisor to book, you can submit a general booking request.

Choose a Learning Advisor

Photo of Mr James Dalitz

Mr James Dalitz

Learning Advisor
BSc, BEng, GDipEd(Secondary), GCertResMeth, MEDL

Specialty: Mathematics and numeracy, science, academic skills.

Availability: Monday - Friday, 10am - 4pm

Location: Online and Cairns Campus

Book an appointment

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Ms Maddie Bornschlegl

Learning Advisor
BA(Ed), MSc(EdPsy), CertIV TESOL

Specialty: Study planning, unpacking and planning assignments, academic writing, maths, statistics and SPSS.

Availability: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 3pm - 7pm

Location: Online Only

Book an appointment

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Ms Marnie Brown

Learning Advisor
LLB, LLM,  GDLP, MAAL, TEFL

Specialty: Study planning, academic writing, critical thinking and critical reading, language development, understanding assignment tasks, essay planning through to essay writing, stress management

Availability: Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm

Location: Online and Cairns Campus

Book an appointment

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Mrs CJ Lancashire

Learning Advisor
BSc, BEd (Sec) (GradEntry), GradCertGiftEd (Mini), Cert IV TAE

Specialty: Mathematics and numeracy, science, academic skills, study planning, unpacking and planning assignments

Availability: Monday to Friday 10 am to 4 pm

Location: Online and Townsville Campus

Book an appointment

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Mr Lyle Cleeland

Learning Advisor
BA(SocSc), GDipEd(Sec), GCertTTL, MAAL, CELTA

Specialty: Study planning, academic writing, critical thinking and critical reading, language development, understanding assignment tasks, essay planning through to essay writing, stress management

Availability: Monday - Friday, 10am - 4pm

Location: Online and Townsville Campus

Book an appointment

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Ms Kellie Johns

Learning Advisor

Specialty: Developing academic language, planning and writing for postgraduate students

Availability:

For Coursework Students: Monday and Tuesday  10am to 4pm, and  Wednesday  10am to 12 noon.

For Research Candidates: Wednesday 1pm to 4pm, Thursday and Friday 10 to 4pm.

Location: Online and Townsville Campus

Research candidates book an appointment

Coursework students book an appointment