Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success

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.

Success Coaches 

Location: Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success, Administration Building 130, Room 154
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Scheduling an appointment: Email success@mtu.edu or call 906-487-3558 to schedule an appointment, for questions, or for more information.

Biological Sciences Learning Center

Hours: Monday through Friday, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. and Sunday-Thursday, 7–9 p.m.
Drop-in services: Available through Discord Server and Slack (see links below);
Discord Server
Contact Brigitte Morin at bemorin@mtu.edu with any questions or for more information

Career Services Learning Center

Appointment Hours

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
Schedule an appointment in Handshake

Walk-in Hours

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, walk-in hours are cancelled.

Please schedule a virtual online or telephone appointment in Handshake.
Contact Career Services at career@mtu.edu with any questions or for more information.

Chemical Engineering Learning Center

Hours: Monday-Thursday 6–8 p.m.
Drop in services: Offered through Zoom
Contact:  Tim Eisele at tceisele@mtu.edu

Chemistry Learning Center (CLC)

Hours: Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.–9 p.m., Friday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Sunday, 2–9 p.m.

Services Offered: One-time and recurring appointments will be offered in face-to-face and virtual formats (via Zoom).  Virtual drop in services will also be available via Zoom.  See CLC website for info on making an appointment.

Supplemental Instruction (SI): Supplemental Instruction (SI) will be offered in a virtual format for CH1100, CH1150, CH1160 and CH2410.  Each SI leader 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 jelbrown@mtu.edu with questions or for more information.

Civil and Environmental Engineering Learning Center


College of Business (COB)


College of Computing Learning Center (CCLC)

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.

Canvas course: Review tutorials and quizzes in CCLC Canvas Course Self-enroll here.
Contact Bonnie Henderson at bhenders@mtu.edu with any questions or for more information.

Electrical and Computer Engineering Learning Center

 Drop in services: Services will be provided through Zoom.  A description of how to access appointments and the schedule is available here.

Engineering Fundamentals Learning Center

Hours:  Sunday-Wednesday, 7–9 p.m.
Drop in services:  Through Zoom

Contact Amber Kemppainen at amber@mtu.edu 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 srcotey@mtu.edu or 906-487-2953 with questions or for more information.

Graduate Language Assessment and Support (GLAS)

To learn more or make a virtual appointment, visit our website at Graduate School or email Sarah Isaacson, GLAS Program Director, at sisaacso@mtu.edu.

Library Ask Us!

If you are looking for assistance, visit: Library Services During COVID-19 Response
Contact Erin Matas at Erin Matas at ematas@mtu.edu with any questions or for more information.

Materials Science and Engineering Learning Center


Mathematics Learning Center

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 mlc@mtu.edu with any questions or for more information.

Mechanical Engineering Learning Center

Drop in services:  Services will be provided through Zoom.

Multiliteracies Center

Hours:  Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.–7 p.m., Friday noon–4 p.m., by appointment only, schedule here.

Document Comment Sessions:  A coach will open your document at the scheduled time and leave you written feedback.  To perform this type of session, the coach will need you to paste a Google Drive link for your paper into the comment box in the booking form.  You can also tell your coach a little about your project and what you would like help with in that same comment box.

Webcam Sessions:  A coach will call you over Google Hangouts at your scheduled time to chat.  You will need to log into Google Hangouts (in the bottom left corner of your MTU gmail) at your scheduled appointment time.  Be prepared to accept a chat invitation from your coach at your meeting time.  You may use a webcam or microphone in your session.

Contact mtmc@mtu.edu with any questions or for more information.

Physics Learning Center

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 weidman@mtu.edu with any questions or for more information.