Studies have shown that students who use the learning centers at Michigan Tech earn better grades. Some of the best students encounter academic problems because they’ve never had to study before. While high school may have been very easy, you may feel challenged in the new and more rigorous academic environment at Michigan Tech. Learning centers, organized by discipline, can help you succeed.
The centers are staffed by students who have been successful in learning the material. They offer coaching on subjects ranging from differential equations and organic chemistry to writing an essay and getting tips on learning and taking tests.
Most centers offer weekly appointments for long-term improvement, walk-in hours for short-term help with an immediate problem, and team learning with your peers.
If you feel as though you’re falling behind in class, or if you’d like to boost your grades, visit a learning center.
Location Dow Environmental Sciences and Engineering Building (Dow) 744
Hours Monday–Thursday, 11:00 AM–5:00 PM and 7:00–9:00 PM; Friday, 11:00 AM–1:00 PM; Sunday, 7:00–9:00 PM
The Biological Sciences Learning Center provides assistance with group study sessions, answers to drop-in questions, weekly one-on-one tutoring, and a library of resources for studying.
Location Academic Office Building (AOB) G004
The Tidwell Learning Center is available twenty-four hours per day, seven days per week to business and economics majors. Tutors schedule regular appointment hours and are also available by appointment.
Location Chemical Sciences and Engineering Building (Chem Sci) 208
Hours Sunday–Wednesday, 7:00–9:00 PM (closed Sunday nights, spring semester); Monday–Thursday, 10:00 AM–4:00 PM
This is your resource for first-year chemistry and organic chemistry courses. We are staffed by friendly undergraduates who have experience with the courses and are happy to work with you. Drop in any time, but the most effective way to learn material, stay on track, and reach your goals is by signing up for a regular weekly individual appointment or team-style learning session. Visit the CLC during the first week of classes to sign up for a time that fits your schedule. Supplemental instruction study sessions are offered several times per week for selected courses, usually in Wadsworth Hall. See the CLC website for times and locations.
Location Dillman Hall (Dillman) 102
Hours Monday–Thursday, 6:00–9:00 PM
The Student Success Center (Civil and Environmental Engineering Learning Center) offers tutoring and team learning for many of the core civil and environmental engineering classes.
Location Rekhi Hall (Rekhi) 114
Hours Sunday, 7:00–10:00 PM; Monday–Thursday, 2:00–5:00 PM, 7:00–10:00 PM; Friday, 2:00–5:00 PM
The Computer Science Learning Center is staffed by upper-level undergraduate students who want to help you succeed. These coaches will help you understand concepts of computer science and the craft of programming.
Location Electrical Energy Resources Center (EERC) 123
Hours Sunday, 6:00–8:00 PM; Monday–Thursday, 1:00–4:00 PM and 6:00–8:00 PM
You can receive coaching and support for all core undergraduate courses in electrical and computer engineering as well as EE3010.
Location R. L. Smith Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics (MEEM) 203
Hours Monday–Thursday, 7:00–9:00 PM; Friday, 2:00–4:00 PM
The center helps students who are taking MEEM2110, MEEM2150, MEEM2200, and MEEM2700. You can drop by to talk with student coaches during regular hours. Coaches are also available for one-on-one appointments and group-learning sessions.
Location Dillman 207/208
Hours Please visit our website for hours
We provide first-year engineering students with tutoring and design project support. The center has a construction/testing area where students can construct their designs using the provided tools and equipment.
Forestry Learning Center
Location See Academic Advisor, Noblet Forestry Building (Noblet) 110
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Xi Sigma Pi honor society provides tutoring to majors from the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science. Contact Mary Jurgensen (firstname.lastname@example.org, 487-2953) for further information.
Location Fisher Hall, 234
Hours Monday–Thursday, 10:00 AM–5:00 PM; Friday, 10:00 AM–3:00 PM; Sunday–Thursday, 7:00–9:00 PM
Stop by with any math-related questions during the hours above, or schedule a weekly appointment for one-on-one assistance. Please visit our website for more information.
Location Walker Arts and Humanities Center (Walker) 107
Hours Monday–Thursday, 9:00 AM–5:00 PM; Friday, 9:00 AM–4:00 PM
Walk-in hours Monday–Friday, 11:00 AM–3:00 PM
Weekly appointments or walk-in hours are available for undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff. Students in Perspectives (UN1001) or Composition (UN2001) can work with a writing coach on a weekly basis. Study teams led by coaches are available for World Cultures (UN1002).
Any aspect of academic writing, reading, or presentation can be addressed. Sessions can focus on drafting an essay; reading complex course material; understanding course expectations and assignments; developing revision, editing, and proofreading skills; learning a citation system; using evidence effectively; planning, conducting, and writing a research report; writing group reports, résumés, and cover letters; improving study strategies; practicing English as a second language; and managing learning differences/disabilities.
Location Fisher Hall 128
Telephone 487-2173 (learning center) or 487-2086 (office)
Hours Monday, 7:00–9:00 PM; Tuesday–Thursday, 3:00–9:00 PM
The Physics Learning Center provides peer coaching for PH1110, PH1140, PH1210, PH1240, PH2100, and PH2200. We emphasize problem-solving and study skills. You can drop by during regular hours or sign up for weekly appointments or team-learning groups. Check at the center or on the web for current hours.
Epsilon Pi Tau offers tutoring for Technology majors. Please visit their website for contact information.