Places on campus for academic success support

With finals just around the corner and spring term fast approaching, now’s a great time to take advantage of various academic centers and resources around campus.

Science Center

The Science Center is open this term until week 10, providing assistance for students in science related classes. It is located in the Hamersly Library in room 124. Tutoring is available for any 100 level science course and some 200 and 300 level courses. The hours to drop in without an appointment are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday thru Friday and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday thru Wednesday evenings.

The Science Center is also looking for more tutors for the spring term and the next academic year. If you are interested, you can contact Justin Schepige at

English Tutoring Center

The English Tutoring Center is a great resource for anyone who might be struggling with English grammar and vocabulary or is having trouble reading assignment instructions. Perhaps you have difficulty listening to lectures, class discussions, and small group interactions. The English Tutoring Center is definitely the place to go! The center is open weekly from Monday thru Thursday. From 12 to 5 p.m. the center is located in APSC 501 and then from 7 to 10 p.m. the center is located in the Hamersly Library in room 228.

The center is open throughout finals week of each term. It’s a good idea to schedule a tutoring appointment via WCS, but you can still drop-in if a tutor is available. If you have any questions, please contact Rob Troyer.

Math Center

Math can be pretty difficult sometimes so it’s a good thing we have a Math Center available. The tutors there can help with math problems from Math 60 all the way to Math 492 (please check out the website to see specific courses available for tutoring). The tutors can even help if you’re not in a math class but have math problems that need to be solved for another class.

The Math Center is located in the Hamersly Library in room 228 and is open Monday thru Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (opening at 10 a.m. on Thursdays). On Fridays it’s open from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. It’ll be open from weeks 2 to 10 every term.

Writing Center

Many classes that are writing intensive or just have a few essays here and there usually require a visit to the Writing Center, but it’s also an amazing resource for just about anything that has to do with writing. Creative writing, lab reports, resumes, academic essays, research projects, literary analyses, scholarship essays, reviews, and annotated bibliographies are just a few of the things that the tutors can help with. The staff also helps with any stage of the writing process such as learning how to use APA or brainstorming and outlining ideas.

During finals week the Writing Center gets booked very quickly so if you have a big final paper due or another writing assignment, don’t forget to schedule an appointment as early as possible.

The center will be open Monday thru Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in APSC 301 (appointments and drop-ins) and Sunday thru Thursday from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Hamersly Library in room 116 (drop-ins only).

General Tutoring

Need help with classes overall or have trouble in a class that doesn’t have a specific tutoring center? The Academic Advising and Learning Center (AALC) offers tutoring for most academic subjects including LACC, BA, and BS coursework. The tutoring is completely free, giving a student two hours per class per week of tutoring.

This service is located in APSC 401 and is available Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. To schedule an appointment, you can go to your WOU Portal and click on “Schedule a Tutor”. There will be a list of available tutors and times that you can select to schedule an appointment. Can’t find a tutor for the subject you need tutoring on? You can submit a paper request in the AALC.

If you have any questions, please contact the center by calling 503-838-8428, or by email at


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