As part of the Library Study Smart service, you can access free online help when you need it most with StudyCoach. StudyCoach is delivered by Studiosity (formerly YourTutor). From 31st August 2017 you may notice a transition from the name 'YourTutor' to 'StudyCoach' and 'Studiosity', but it's still the same fantastic service!

With StudyCoach, you can get online help with academic skills such as writing, research, assignment planning and support, as well as fundamental maths, stats, business, sciences and economics. Assignment support is offered for all subjects.

The online coaches are highly experienced specialists in their field, and must pass stringent testing before they are able to help students.

Use your minutes wisely

Due to StudyCoach's popularity, monthly usage limits will apply – both when chatting online and when submitting assignments for review. This will ensure that all students have the opportunity to make use of this SSAF-funded service.

You can check your allocated and remaining minutes in the Dashboard when you sign into the service. Simply sign into StudyCoach via vUWS. If you use up your monthly allocation, don't panic! Your allocation will be reset when the new month starts, which also means unused minutes won't be rolled over. So Study Smart and use your minutes wisely.

How do I access StudyCoach?

Accessing StudyCoach is easy – just log in to vUWS (opens in a new window) using your normal WesternAccount details (your student ID number and password).

During the transition phase, the link name may change so look for either 'StudyCoach' or 'YourTutor' in the left hand menu on any unit vUWS site.

How does it work?

There are two ways to use the StudyCoach service:

'Writing Feedback' service

Drop off a file anytime (24/7) and collect constructive literacy, structure, and grammar help within 24 hours. Visit the Studiosity Writing Feedback FAQs (opens in a new window) for your questions answered, including how to calculate the number of minutes you'll use.

'Connect Live' service

Chat one-on-one with online coaches who can answer your assignment questions immediately, available Sunday to Friday from 3pm to midnight. Visit the Studiosity Live Tutoring Help FAQs (opens in a new window) for your questions answered.

For more information about Studiosity, visit the Studiosity website (opens in a new window).