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.
Location: Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success, Administration Building 130, Room 154
Hours: Monday-Wednesday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Thursday, 10 a.m. -12 p.m. and 2 p.m.-5 p.m.
Evening Hours: Monday, 6 p.m. -8 p.m., Wednesday, 5 p.m.-8 p.m.
Scheduling an appointment: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 906-487-3558 to schedule an appointment, for questions, or for more information.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. and Sunday-Thursday, 7–9 p.m.
Drop-in services: Open for face-to-face drop ins or through the Discord Server (see link below);
Contact Brigitte Morin at email@example.com with any questions or for more information
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all appointments will be conducted virtually online
or by telephone
10 a.m.–noon and 2–4 p.m. | Monday - Friday
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Due to COVID-19 restrictions, walk-in hours are cancelled.
Services Offered: One-time and recurring appointments will be offered in face-to-face and virtual formats (via Zoom) for first and second-year chemistry courses (CH 1000, CH 1150, CH 1160, CH 2410, and CH 2420). Walk-in services are also available during all open hours for first-year chemistry and at selected times for organic chemistry. See CLC website for info on making an appointment.
Supplemental Instruction (SI): Supplemental Instruction (SI) is available for selected first and second-year courses during the fall and spring semesters. Each SI leader will attend courses with you, and he/she will offer three sessions per week to review course material. See CLC website or your course's Canvas page for session offerings.
Contact Jeremy Brown a firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or for more information.
Hours: See CCLC hours here
Drop-In services: Through Zoom.
In this space, coaches will assess a student's needs and either provide quick pointers or invite the student(s) into a Zoom meeting room for more targeted tutoring.
Contact Amber Kemppainen at email@example.com with any questions or for more information.
Forestry Learning Center
Individual tutoring: Xi Sigma Pi honor society will provide virtual tutoring to students in the College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science classes. The tutoring is open to any Michigan Tech student, not just those who are in an CFRES major. Contact Stacy Cotey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 906-487-2953 with questions or for more information.
Hours: Sunday, 6–9 p.m., Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. and 7–9 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m.–3p.m.
Schedule an appointment: (recurring): Use TimeSlot to make an appointment. Google Hangouts or Zoom (to be worked out between coaches and clients).
Drop in services: On Zoom
Online instructions: Detailed instructions for using the virtual services of the MLC are available here.
Contact the MLC at email@example.com with any questions or for more information.
Services: Since 1975, the Michigan Tech Writing Center has been offering free, collaborative, peer-to-peer assistance on writing projects of all kinds and at all stages of development, in a warm, welcoming, inclusive, and judgement free environment. Both online and in-person. Writing Center coaches can help with:
- Writing for any Michigan Tech undergraduate class
- CVs/resumes, cover letters
- Personal, research, and scholarly statements
- Grant and fellowship proposals
- Creative writing
- Scientific and technical reports
- Start-up materials and elevator pitches
- Classroom and professional presentations
- Conference and job talks
- Slide and poster design
- English language learning issues, pronunciation, and conversation practice
- Procrastination and writer's block
- Brainstorming, development, revision, and editing
- Reading comprehension
- Interview practice
- Shyness/stage fright
- And much more:
Drop in services and individual appointments: All meetings will be conducted through Zoom.
See the Physics Learning Center site for more details about scheduling appointments.
Contact Dr. Weidman at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or for more information.