Learning Strategist

Learning Strategists can help you get the inside track to academic success, whether through time management, study strategies, or planning for essays and assignments.  Here’s a message from our Trinity Learning Strategist this year:

My name is Kathleen Ogden, and I am your Trinity College Learning Strategist!

Kathleen is standing outside with trees and snow in the background.I’m here to help you get the most out of your courses and all of the resources UofT and Trinity have to offer. A learning strategist is someone who supports academic skill development, and who works closely with students to help them figure out how to thrive in their studies. Working with a learning strategist can help you to explore the ways that you learn best, to learn new skills and build effective study habits, and to discuss a variety of issues:

  • Taking useful notes
  • Developing a critical reading strategy
  • Retaining and recalling course content
  • Getting started on assignments and developing a research strategy
  • Setting manageable goals throughout the week
  • Improving motivation and reducing procrastination
  • Preparing for tests, exams, and quizzes
  • Getting ready for a presentation
  • Gaining confidence in your learning process
  • The Science and Practice of Learning
  • Navigating campus services and resources
  • Managing stress, anxiety, and feelings of self-doubt related to your academic work and beyond

Throughout the academic year, Kathleen will also be working closely with the TrinOne program and other academic programs at Trinity College and UofT, building resources to address difficulties that students are having. If you have an idea for a workshop, or if there’s something that you need that doesn’t exist yet, please get in touch and we can work together to build it!

One-on-one appointments will be held in the Academic Resource Center (lower level of main Trinity Building) or online via MSTeams. To book an appointment with Kathleen click here.

To contact Kathleen directly with questions or ideas, feel free to email kathleen.ogden@utoronto.ca.

I’m here to help, so if there’s anything you need, please feel free to reach out!

U of T Academic Success

Trinity students can also book an appointment or access more learning strategy resources and supports through Academic Success at U of T Student Life.  The whole purpose of this department is to help you with your academic success… so why wouldn’t you take advantage of it?  In addition to learning strategists, check out their website to see all the different programs and services that are available to support your academics!

If you have any questions, please contact:

Office of the Registrar