We’re halfway through the Winter term and assignments are piling up. Do you find:

  • Writing assignments in English is a challenge?
  • You worry about your spelling and grammar?
  • You struggle to present your ideas verbally in English in class?

If English is not your first language and you want help with your academic assignments, the Schulich English Language Peer Support Program can help! Our Peer Supporters are graduate students at Schulich who are experienced in providing tutoring and editing support and who are excited to support you.

Meet the Peer Supporters (and read their tips and tricks on how to be successful in your writing):

My name is Matthew Gartner and I’m a Schulich MBA student.  I’m excited to help you improve your English writing, editing and speaking skills through the Schulich English Language Peer Support (ELPS) program.

Check out my Five Tips for Writers at All Levels!


My name is Parnika Sharma and I’m excited to work with you through the Schulich English Language Peer Support (ELPS) program. I am a Master of Marketing student at Schulich and Managing Editor of the Future of Marketing magazine.

Here are my tips and tricks to edit like a pro!


My name is Danielle McIntyre and I’m your newest English Language Peer Supporter. I understand that studying in your second language can be a challenge. With practice and dedication you’ll be feeling confident in no time!

I’m sharing my toolkit of eight writing tricks – take a look! 


How Does The ELPS Program Work?

Schulich’s English Language Peer Support program is all about students helping students. Our goal is to work with you to be successful at Schulich English language

  • Book 45-minute appointments with a Peer Supporter to get individual help with your written assignments or to practice an upcoming presentation.
  • Join an English Conversation Group to practice your English in a fun and informal setting with other Schulich students. Drop in on Tuesday (12pm-1pm) and/or Thursday (3pm-4pm). Email intlrelations@schulich.yorku.ca for weekly room locations. Spouses/partners welcome!

Preparing For Your Appointment

Now that you’ve decided to give the ELPS program a try, what’s next?

Plan ahead the next time you have an assignment deadline. Give yourself a few extra days and book an ELPS appointment.

Print a copy of your work (double-spaced) before your appointment. Know what you want to work on so that you can prioritize your time with the Peer Supporter and get help where you need it most.