COVID-19 Advice for the JCU Community - Last updated: 5 May 2022, 3pm (AEST)

Booking an Appointment with a Learning Advisor

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

Fair Use Principle: Due to high levels of bookings, appointments with Learning Advisors are limited to a maximum of one session per student per week. If you feel you need more please consult with the Learning Advisor. Multiple bookings through the booking system will be reviewed.

If you cannot find a free session with a Learning Advisor submit a general booking request.

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 offer referencing advice. For this please see a librarian.
  • 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 a month in advance, and you can only work with one advisor at a time.

Fair Use Principle: appointments with Learning Advisors are limited to a maximum of one session per student per week.

Sessions are available online, via phone, or email.

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

If you are enrolled in Singapore click here.

Choose a Learning Advisor

Photo of Mr James Dalitz

Mr James Dalitz

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

Specialty: Unpacking assessment, academic skills, science, mathematics.

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: Tuesday to Thursdays, 9am - 1pm

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

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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

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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

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Ms Lynette Ireland

Learning Advisor
DipTeach, GDAppLing (ESL), MSocSci

Specialty: Academic Writing, Reading and Communication (all types), Academic and Critical Thinking, and Study Management (How to make study work for you).

Availability: Tuesday and Wednesday 8am - 5 pm, Thursday 8am  - 1pm

Location: Online and Townsville Campus

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Mr Matt Coignet

Learning Advisor

BSc, MSc, MEdPrac, MSc

Specialty: Mathematics and numeracy, unpacking and planning assignments, mathematics anxiety, academic skills, time management.

Availability: Monday - Friday, 10am - 4pm

Location: Online and Townsville Campus

Book an appointment