The Chemistry Learning Center will be closed for Winter Carnival recess (Thursday-Sunday). Hours will resume on Monday, February 12, 2024. 

Chemistry Learning Center

CLC Location

The Chemistry Learning Center is located in room 208 of the Chemical Sciences and Engineering Building (19). We are at the far end of the second floor hallway. Questions about services, hours, or programming? Email Susan at slliebau@mtu.edu

Spring 2024 Hours and Services

If you are looking for some chemistry coaching this fall (for University Chemistry I, University Chemistry II, or Organic Chemistry II (CH 2420 or 2440), we have a number of options. 
1) Walk-in Hours
Monday-Wednesday    12-7 PM
Thursday and Friday     12-5 PM
Friday                            12-5 PM
Sunday                          4-6 PM (Wad G42W) 

 2) Recurring or one-time appointments. 
Use the TimeSlot button below. Appointments for spring 2024 will be available by the end of the first week of classes. 

How To Make an Appointment

We use the TimeSlot scheduling tool. Use the link below to visit the site. You will log in with your Michigan Tech Google account to get started. If you are having trouble logging in, it may be a browser issue.

You will need to select the following:

Type of Appointment: which course you are enrolled in
Recurrence: weekly or one-time
Type of Service: in-person or virtual

 Note, if you are trying to schedule an appointment the same day (e.g., Tuesday morning for Tuesday afternoon), you must do so prior to 8:00 AM. This helps ensure the coach is aware of and able to attend the session. If it is after 8:00 AM and you need assistance, please use walk-in hours. 

How to Make an Appointment Help Video

Make an Individual Appointment

One-on-One Appointments

Use the TimeSlot scheduling tool to meet with a CLC coach 1:1. We recommend making a recurring appointment, this will allow you to work with the same coach each week and build a good working relationship with your coach. We also offer one-time appointments, allowing you to meet with a coach as needed. You can make as many one-time appointments as you need.  If you choose a virtual appointment, your coach will email you information about how to join via Zoom or Hangouts.

CLC Walk-In Hours

If you have quick questions and would prefer not to schedule a full 30-minute appointment, walk-in coaches will be available every hour that the CLC is open (see box on right). To take advantage of drop-in services, simply come into the Chemistry Learning Center any time we're open and tell a coach on duty that you are there with walk-in questions. Services will be rendered on a first-come first-serve basis.

Please note, during periods of high volume, it could take a while for a coach to get to you, therefore for best service, we highly recommend that you make a one-time appointment to meet with a coach at your convenience.

Resources

The CLC has copies of the solutions manual for assigned homework problems. Also for your reference, we have a library of chemistry textbooks and keep notebooks of old exams and quizzes on file. Computers are available to access Canvas and online chemistry study guides.

Weekly Review Sessions

This fall CLC coaches will be attending University Chemistry I and II and Organic Chemistry II and holding weekly review sessions where they cover the main topics from the week, work through some example problems and answer questions. These times are currently being finalized and will be updated here and in the chemistry courses. 
University Chemistry I  
RJ and Jack on Sundays from 2-3 PM in FIsher 139

University Chemistry II
Vincent and Venkata on Sundays from 3-4 PM in EERC 103.

Organic Chemistry II
May and Liza on Wednesdays from 6-7 PM in Fisher 231

Organic Chemistry

The CLC provides individual appointments (one-time and recurring) in organic chemistry courses. Most of our walk-in hours are staffed by coaches that can help with Organic Chemistry. 

Groups

If you have 3-5 students in a course who would like to work regularly with a coach, please email the Susan in the CLC at slliebau@mtu.edu to identify a time that might work. 

Learning Center Coaches

CLC coaches are undergraduate students, from a wide range of majors, who have experience with the content in the chemistry course on which they provide coaching. Our coaches have a thorough understanding of the course material and a desire to help first-year students adjust to college.

The friendships that you develop with your coach and the other students in the CLC will help you to feel like you belong at Michigan Tech—which you do!

Meet the CLC Coaches

History and Purpose

The Chemistry Learning Center (CLC) was established as a resource for all Michigan Tech students enrolled in first-year and organic chemistry courses. The CLC's goals are to assist students in making the transition from high school to college-level expectations, gaining self-confidence, and mastering chemistry concepts.

Students who participate in the CLC usually earn one-half to one full letter grade higher than students who don't. Whether you struggle with chemistry or just need help with a question or two, you are invited to visit us.

There is no cost for any of the services provided - so we encourage you to take advantage of them.