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.

Academic Success Coaches 

Location: Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success, Administration Building 130, Room 159
Telephone: 487-3558
Email: success@mtu.edu
Hours: Monday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Thursday 1 p.m. - 5 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 a.m. – 5 p.m. and 7 – 9 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Sunday, 7 – 9 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

Computer Lab/Printing/Meeting Space:  Academic Office Building (AOB) G004
Tutoring:  Academic Office Building (AOB) G010D
Telephone: 487-3597

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-Friday, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Scheduled Appointments:  Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. - 4 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

Location:  Chemical Sciences and Engineering Building (Chem Sci) 215
Contact:  Seth Kriz, skriz@mtu.edu
Monday - Thursday 6 - 8 p.m.

Please visit the website for contact information and hours of operation.  Omega 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: First-Year Chemistry: Daytime: Monday-Thursday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Evening: Monday-Wednesday 7 - 9 p.m.  
Organic Chemistry: Thursday evenings 7 - 9 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: Fall - Monday-Thursday 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.  Monday-Thursday 6 - 8 p.m. 
Sunday 6 - 8 p.m.

The Student Success Center (Civil and Environmental 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) 118
Telephone: 487-2209
Hours: Sunday, 7 – 10 p.m.; Monday–Thursday, 2 – 5 p.m., 7 – 10 p.m.; Friday, 2–5 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:  Tuesday-Thursday, 7 - 9 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

Please visit Engineering Learning Center for hours open and more information.

First-Year Engineering Learning Center

Location: Dillman 208
Email: efadvise@mtu
Hours: Monday - Wednesday 7 – 9 p.m.

The First-Year Engineering Learning Center provides assistance with day-to-day course homework and concepts in ENG1001, ENG1002, ENG1100, ENG1101 and ENG1102. The center is staffed by knowledgeable coaches. 

Forestry Learning Center

Location: See Academic Advisor, Noblet Forestry Building (Noblet) 120
Telephone: 487-2953
Email: Stacy Cotey, srcotey@mtu.edu
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Xi Sigma Pi honor society provides tutoring to majors from the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science. Contact Stacy Cotey (srcotey@mtu.edu, 487-2953) for more information.

Materials Science and Engineering Learning Center

Location: Minerals and Materials Building (M&M) U204
Telephone: 906-487-2630
Email: mselc@mtu.edu
Hours: Click MSELC for hours

The Materials Science and Engineering Learning Center currently supports the MY2100 course.  Our experienced coaches are glad to try to assist students with any other MY courses, or at least connect students with resources to help them succeed in upper level courses.   See Learning Center Website for hours. The MSE learning center is closed during any University Holidays and breaks.

Mathematics Learning Center

Location: Fisher Hall, 234
Telephone: 487-2184
Email: mlc@mtu.edu
Student coaches provide walk-in assistance along with one-on-one and group appointments for first and second year mathematics courses.  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 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Evening hours: Tuesday–Thursday, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Weekly appointments, one-time appointments, and walk-in appointments are available for undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff. Global Issues (UN 1025) or Composition (UN 1015) students can work with MTMC coaches on a weekly basis. Study teams led by coaches are available for Global Issues (UN 1025) classes.

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 p.m. - 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. - 9 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.