Welcome to Academic Assistance at Pacific Lutheran University!
Welcome to Spring Semester. The new Center for Student Success is now completed and open for business! Come into the library and look to your left. It’s a beautiful space! Ask at the front desk of the CSS for information about tutoring and advising, which take place in the center. Ask about anything else and we will connect you with the right people.
In Academic Assistance, 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; you’ll find them in our center on the first floor of the library! Just enter through the main doors and follow the blue carpet to the left.
New this year, we have three Peer Learning Specialists who will emphasize academic strategies for students in Humanities and Social Science courses. They will help with critical reading, preparing for and participating in meaningful class discussion, understanding assignment prompts, managing time and tasks for longer projects and papers, and developing strategies for deep learning and effective test preparation. If you are interested in a workshop in any of these success strategies, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 253-535-7520.
Tutoring is for everybody! PLU data show that students who used Academic Assistance services, at any time while at PLU, graduate in four years at a 20% higher rate than students who never use our services.
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 an individual tutoring session, follow the link to the Center for Student Success and click on Schedule an Appointment.
You can also call us at 253-535-7518 or come by Academic Assistance (Library 1st floor).
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, Economics, Mathematics, Nursing, Physics, Psychology, Sociology, and Statistics. We also offer tips on Critical Reading, Time Management, Note Taking 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. 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.