Assessments & learning assistance 

Coast Mountain College provides a number of ways to access support to ensure a successful and rewarding educational experience.

Learning Assistance Specialists assess learning difficulties and provide helpful strategies to lessen effects that act as a barrier to success. Free student success workshops are conducted at most campuses throughout the year.

Students experiencing learning difficulties, for any reason, are encouraged to contact a Learning Assistance Specialist or any member of the Student Services team. To book an assessment, contact a Learning Assistance Specialist at a campus near you.  


WriteAway is British Columbia's collaborative online writing tutoring service. Learners at Coast Mountain College can receive feedback and strategies to improve their writing from qualified tutors.

WriteAway tutors provide feedback on course-based academic writing assignments keeping in mind the objective of developing the academic writing skills of the writer. Tutors will refer requests not related to the student’s academic career to other service providers.

Requests for asynchronous online tutoring:

  • may be submitted 7 days a week, 24 hours a day
  • will be responded to within 48 hours (although periods of high usage and low tutor staffing may result in longer turnaround times)
  • will be responded to in the order of submission 

For more information, connect with a WriteAway tutor

Become a tutor

Coast Mountain College is currently looking for tutors for all subjects.

  • Set your own hours
  • Earn extra money
  • Help a student

For more information, contact:

Kezia Sinkewicz

Learning assistance contacts

Name Position Department Campus Phone
Jonathan Stone On leave
Student Services, Learning Assistance, Faculty
P: 250.635.6511
Ext: 5212
Rachael Pozzo Accessibility Services Coordinator & Learning Assistance Specialist
Student Services, Learning Assistance, Accessibility Services
P: 250.842.5291
Ext: 5504
F: 250.842.5813
Rich DeRooy Coordinator/ Instructor/ Learning Assistant Specialist
Faculty, Student Services, Learning Assistance, Coordinators, Career and College Preparation, Accessibility Services
P: 250.847.4461
Ext: 5845
F: 250.847.4568
Trudy Dolan Instructor/Learning Assistance Specialist
Faculty, Student Services, Learning Assistance, Career and College Preparation
Prince Rupert
P: 250.624.6054
Ext: 5745
F: 250.624.3923