Learning Centers

Studies show that students who use Michigan Tech’s Learning Centers 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 this new and more rigorous academic environment. Learning Centers, organized by discipline, can help you succeed.

Learning Centers are staffed by students who have been successful in learning academic 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/peer learning.

If you feel as though you’re falling behind in class, or if you’d like to boost your grades, visit a Learning Center.

Academic Success Coaches 

Location: Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success, Administration Building 130, Room 158
Telephone: 487-3558
Hours: MondayFriday 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. and Thursday 4:00-7:00 p.m. 
Experienced peers provide direction on being a successful student. Topics typically discussed include: using campus resources, time management, organization, motivation, and study strategies.

Biological Sciences Learning Center

Location Dow Environmental Sciences and Engineering Building (Dow) 744
Telephone 487-2546
Email biology@mtu.edu
Hours Monday–Thursday, 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. and 7:00–9:00 p.m.; Friday, 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.; Sunday, 7:00–9:00 p.m.

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.

Business and Economics—Tidwell Learning Center

Location Academic Office Building (AOB) G004
Telephone 487-3501

The Tidwell Learning Center is available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week to business and economics majors. Tutors schedule regular hours and are also available by appointment.

Career Services Learning Center

Location  Administration Building 220

Telephone  487-2313

Email career@mtu.edu

Walk-In Hours  Monday-Thursday, 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Scheduled Appointments:  Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

The Career Services Learning Center provides assistance with resumes and cover letters, job search strategies, interview skills, company correspondence and career fair preparation.  The center is staffed with a diverse group of career coaches who have extensive and successful experience in career development.  Please call, email, or visit Admin 220 to set up a scheduled appointment.

Chemical Engineering Learning Center

Please visit the website for contact information and hours of operationOmega Chi Epsilon Honor Society provides tutoring to majors from the Department of Chemical Engineering.  Contact Katie Torrey at cmadvise@mtu.edu for more information.

Chemistry Learning Center (CLC)

Location Chemical Sciences and Engineering Building (Chem Sci) 208
Telephone 487-2297
Hours Sunday–Thursday, 7:00–9:00 p.m.; Monday–Thursday, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

This is your resource for first-year chemistry and organic chemistry courses. We are staffed by friendly undergraduate students 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.

Civil and Environmental Engineering Learning Center

Location Dillman Hall (Dillman) 102
Telephone 487-3410
Email cee@mtu.edu
Hours Monday–Thursday, 6:00–9:00 p.m.

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.

Computer Science Learning Center

Location Rekhi Hall (Rekhi) 114
Telephone 487-2209
Hours Sunday, 7:00–10:00 p.m.; Monday–Thursday, 2:00–5:00 p.m., 7:00–10:00 p.m.; Friday, 2:00–5:00 p.m.

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.

Electrical and Computer Engineering Learning Center

Location Electrical Energy Resources Center (EERC) 123
Telephone 487-2550
Email eceinfo@mtu.edu
Hours Sunday, 6:00–8:00 p.m.; Monday–Thursday, 1:00–4:00 p.m. and 6:00–8:00 p.m.

Receive coaching and support for all core undergraduate courses in electrical and computer engineering as well as EE3010.

Engineering Learning Center

Location R. L. Smith Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics (MEEM) 203

Mechanics of Materials (MEEM 2150) and Dynamics (MEEM 2700):

Monday–Tuesday, 3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

Wednesday-Thursday, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Statics (MEEM 2110) and Thermodynamics (MEEM 2200) and ETF 1 (MEEM 2201):

Monday-Tuesday, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Wednesday-Thursday, 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. 

All Four Courses (MEEM 2110, MEEM 2150, MEEM 2200, MEEM 2700):

Monday-Thursday, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Fridays- 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. 

MEP 1 (MEEM 2901)

Monday - 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday - 12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Wednesday - 2:00 p.m. - 6:00p.m.

Thursday - 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Technical Writing for Core MEEM Lab Courses (MEEM 2500, MEEM 3000, MEEM 3220)

Monday - 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday - 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday - 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Thursday - 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Friday - 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Matlab help is available: 

When the ELC is open:

Monday-Thursday, 10:00 a.m.-6:00p.m.

Fridays, 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

The center helps students who are taking MEEM2110, MEEM2150, MEEM2200, MEEM2201, and MEEM2700. Also available is help with MEP 1 (MEEM2901) and Technical Writing for the core MEEM lab courses - MEEM2500, MEEM3000 and MEEM3220.   You can drop by to talk with student coaches during regular hours. Coaches are also available for group-learning sessions.

First-Year Engineering Learning Center

Location Dillman 207/208
Email efadvise@mtu

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
Telephone 487-2953
Email thefinn@mtu.edu
Like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/sfres

Xi Sigma Pi honor society provides tutoring to majors from the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science. Contact Mary Jurgensen (thefinn@mtu.edu, 487-2953) for more information.

Mathematics Learning Center

Location Fisher Hall, 234
Telephone 487-2184
Email mlc@mtu.edu
Hours Monday–Thursday, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.; Friday, 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.; Sunday–Thursday, 7:00–9:00 p.m.

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.

Multiliteracies Center

Location Walker Arts and Humanities Center (Walker) 107
Telephone 487-2007
Email mtmc@mtu.edu
Hours Monday–Thursday, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.; Friday, 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Walk-in hours Monday–Friday, 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Evening hours Sunday, 6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.; Monday & Wednesday, 7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.

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.

Physics Learning Center

Location Fisher Hall 128
Telephone 487-2173 (learning center) or 487-2086 (office)
Email physics@mtu.edu
Hours Monday-Thursday, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

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.

Technology Tutoring

Epsilon Pi Tau offers tutoring for Technology majors. Please visit the website for contact information.