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Welcome to Pacific Lutheran University's Academic Assistance Center

Do you know your individual learning style? Would you like some strategies for how to succeed on your next exam? Do you need help in a particular subject? Do you want to practice a foreign language with other PLU students? Then you’ve come to the right place!

At the AAC, you’ll find free academic support services that can help you become a more effective, independent learner. Meet with a tutor, join a foreign language conversation group, work on study strategies, attend a group review session for one of your courses, or just stop by for free flashcards. Please stop by our office on the first floor of the library! Just enter through the main doors and turn left–we are down the hall in room 124, right before the Multimedia Services desk.

One-on-one tutoring appointments are made in half-hour blocks. To see which tutor can help you with a particular class, see the Tutoring Subjects. To sign up for a tutoring session, you can stop by our office in the Library, Room 124, or call us at 253-535-7518.

End of Spring term in sight

Spring Term 2015 will be over before you know it.  We’ll have only seven weeks of tutoring left when you come back from Spring Break.  Please consider coming in for an individual appointment or check out our drop-in labs and conversation tables. You can find the tutors’ schedules by clicking on Tutoring Subjects on the left side of this page.  You can make an appointment for one-on-one tutoring in the AAC, Library Rm 124, by coming in and signing up on the posted schedules.  Or, you can call our office at (253) 535-7518 and we’ll sign you up.  Our Drop-in Labs and Conversation Tables do not require appointments.

If a tutoring session isn’t exactly what you need right now, please check out these helpful tips on how to study for different disciplines: Biology, Chemistry, EconomicsMathematics, Nursing, Physics, Psychology, Sociology, and Statistics.  We also offer tips on Critical Reading, Time Management, Note Taking, Test Preparation, and High School vs. PLU.

Become a tutor!  The AAC usually hires students during spring semester to tutor for the following academic year. Check the student employment website for our listing during this time. On occasion, we will make additional hires throughout the year as needed. We are always willing to keep on file the names of students interested in tutoring should a position become available. Please e-mail us if you would like your name placed on file: aac@plu.edu.  All tutors are approved by the faculty. If you are interested in becoming a tutor, let the faculty in your department know of your interest.