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-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 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: Open for face-to-face drop ins or through the Discord Server (see link 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

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, Environmental, and Geospatial 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

Engineering Fundamentals Learning Center

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

Michigan Tech Writing Center

Fall and Spring Semester Hours:  Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.–7 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.–4 p.m., or by appointment.
Summer, Track A & B Hours: 
By appointment.

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:

Contact Assistant Director, Josh Chase at jchase@mtu.edu or Director, M. Bartley Seigel at mbseigel@mtu.edu 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.