Dinos GPS - Academic Support for Student Athletes

Take your academic performance to the next level by working with our academic coaches and tutors.  We understand your unique needs as student-athletes and we provide customized support. 

A group of female student athletes celebrate a victory

We're proud to provide the DINOS Grade Point Success (GPS) program, designed to help our athletes navigate toward their full academic potential. The DINOS GPS program includes:

  • Ongoing one-on-one academic development coaching, advising, and goal setting
  • Academic skill development including writing exams, maximizing learning, studying, time management and organization
  • Athlete-specific workshops
  • One-on-one math and writing tutoring
  • Referrals to program advisors and other UCalgary resources

Meet the GPS Team

Dina Taher 
Academic Coach 
(sports other than football) 
KNA 148A 

Mariann Howell
Academic Coach
(sports other than football)
KNA 133

Kevin Tonak
Academic Coach 
KNA 155 

What can GPS do for you?

Academic coaching

Over the duration of an hour we meet one-on-one to identify academic strengths, weaknesses and opportunities and address any concerns or questions that you may have. We're able to work with you throughout the semester on a variety of topics. We encourage you to bring any additional materials that would be helpful in your session such as your schedule, study materials or results from exams.


Dinos GPS offers math, statistics, and writing support for varsity athletes. All tutoring is currently offered online. Log into the booking portal to find dates and times under “Dinos GPS Events”.


Are you an upper year Dino interested in sharing your expertise with incoming student athletes? Are you a student athlete looking for support from an upper year peer? Email Dina dtaher@ucalgary.ca to connect with our Dinos Peer Mentor program!

Contact us today to begin enhancing your academic performance!