Learning Center

Learning Center staff helping a student

Whether you are a straight-A student or a student experiencing academic difficulty, the Learning Center staff welcomes you. We are committed to empowering you to be intentional about and fully engaged in your own academic experience.

We focus on your unique goals. Our caring, professional staff members can help you equip yourself to confidently meet your academic challenges from First Year Seminar through Senior Independent Study. We will collaborate with you to develop personalized strategies to learn and study effectively, both in and out of the classroom. We can also connect you to essential campus resources that can assist you in creating an exceptional college experience.

We want to help students thrive – for a lifetime. We don’t just want to help you graduate: we want you to develop enduring skills that will help you achieve your goals on your next exam, during the next semester, and in your endeavors after graduation!

Meet with Learning Center Staff

The Learning Center offers many resources for students: appointments with professional staff or peer tutors, Disability Support Services, and English Language Learning.

Academic Skill Development

Do you want to feel like you are thriving in your classes, instead of just getting by? Whether you are struggling with academics or you simply want to be a more effective and efficient student, you can enhance your learning strategies inside and outside the classroom. Our staff can help you strengthen your academic skills such as time management, note-taking methods, test-preparation strategies, or I.S. planning. Read more or schedule an appointment with a staff member.

Disability Support Services

Are you seeking information and support for your disability? By working together, we can determine appropriate academic accommodations and services at the collegiate level.

English Language Learning (ELL)

Are you adapting to using English in the classroom? Are you adjusting to the American academic system? The English Language Learning staff can help international students with language learning and/or adjusting to the American academic system.

Peer Tutoring

Quantum mechanics? Moles? Markets? Mitochondria? Are you trying to make sense of a specific class and wishing you had some additional help? By giving just one hour a week, you can be paired with a peer tutor and get individual assistance from a trained student who has excelled in that class! Peer tutors can help you understand assignments, explain key concepts, and offer feedback in courses in seven departments, including chemistry, physics, economics and biology. See the list of available fields of study and learn how to request a peer tutor.

Events and Workshops

You may be a freshman wanting to start out strong.  Or maybe you are overwhelmed by the end of semester workload as exams approach and papers are due! The Learning Center offers special programs throughout the year and throughout your career at the College of Wooster. Look for our Events and Workshops and on the APEX event calendar!

Other College of Wooster Resources

Writing Center: Consultations for any writing project for any course.

Math Center: Assistance for introductory math courses.

STEM Success Initiative: A supportive community of students, staff, and faculty engaged in introductory mathematics and science courses.