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Learning Centers and Tutoring

Sweetland Center for Writing

The Sweetland Center for Writing offers free one-to-one writing support for all students, in any major, at any stage of writing. You can meet face-to-face or work with peer writing consultants in real time via the web using video or text chat.

Science Learning Center

The Science Learning Center (SLC) offers a variety of resources for students in the natural sciences of astronomy, biology, chemistry, geological sciences, and physics.

SLC Study Groups provide the opportunity to work with fellow students under the guidance of a trained study group leader.  Study groups are a great way to follow the class and get study and exam preparation tips.

SLC Learning Center Help Room provides peer tutoring for students enrolled in five introductory science courses: Biology 171 and 172, and Chemistry 130, 210, and 215. All students enrolled in these courses can utilize the SLC's Tutor Help Room.

The SLC houses computer labs, meeting alcoves, study space, and a loan desk for reserve and study materials.

Math Lab

The University of Michigan Mathematics Laboratory (Math Lab) is a walk-in tutoring service available free to all U-M students in B860 East Hall. Tutoring is available for mathematics courses numbered through MATH 217. Though help is not regularly available for other courses, we will attempt to answer the questions of any U-M student who comes to us for mathematics help. Consult the Math Lab website for specific hours of operation.

Language Resource Center

The Language Resource Center, in North Quad, provides students with a variety of materials and facilities designed to help them improve their command of foreign languages. Among the LRC's services for students are foreign language word-processing and other productivity software; computer-based applications for practicing grammar, vocabulary, comprehension and other skills; satellite-based television in many languages; and foreign-language reference materials including publications, audio tapes, videos, and DVDs. There is also study space available so that students can work collaboratively on course projects or meet with instructors in the evenings. Courses offered by the department require regular use of Language Resource Center facilities.

Physics Help Room

The Physics Help Room (1416 Randall Lab) was created to help students in introductory physics courses (PHYSICS 135/136; 235/236; 140/141; 240/241). The Help Room is open (usually Monday-Thursday 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. and Friday 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.) with graduate students, undergraduate students, and faculty assisting on a full-time basis. Help Room staff are able to answer most questions. Services in the Physics Help Room are free to all U-M students.

English Language Institute

The English Language Institute (ELI) offers instruction in the English language to non-native speakers enrolled at U-M.. The main purpose of this instruction is to help non-native speakers to become effective and fully participating members of the academic community. For this reason, the majority of the ELI courses are primarily concerned with English for Academic Purposes. The ELI operates a writing clinic and a speaking clinic as one-on-one facilities for those who have taken or are taking ELI courses in the relevant areas or are deemed not to need regular classroom instruction.

Tutoring

The following departments maintain lists of tutors available to help students. Most of these tutors work on a fee basis.  In some cases, department student groups provide free tutoring. To find the specifics for each department, visit the department or check on its website.