Writing and Learning

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Campus Tutoring

Get free peer-to-peer learning support. 

Undergraduate and graduate tutors are available for one-to-one or small-group consultations on course assignments, writing projects, problem sets, exam preparation, and general study skills for courses in all six colleges, including foundational courses in each department and key subject areas like written communication, mathematics, statistics, biology, and engineering. Tutoring services at the Learning Support Center are FREE for all Cal Poly students. 

To view our current course coverage for one-to-one tutoring appointments, visit the tutoring schedule (log in required). If the course or subject for which you need assistance is not listed on the tutor schedule, fill out this request form and a staff member will contact you.

Review our Frequently Asked Questions page for more detailed information about our tutoring services.

Get connected with a tutor.

The Center's free, collaborative consultations are student-driven, which means that the learning experience is propelled by the specific questions and individual needs a student brings to a tutoring session. As a result, the Learning Support Center offers a unique space on campus dedicated to student-centered learning. 

Tutoring is available in person at four locations on campus and online via Zoom. The main tutoring hub is located at Learning Support Center in the Graphic Arts Building (Building 26), Room 110A. Booking tutoring appointments in advance is recommended, but drop-in, last-minute appointments are also possible as availability allows.

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Click here for instructions on how to engage in a virtual tutoring session, or email us for assistance. For immediate support during standard business hours, you can also connect to Learning Support Center staff via our virtual front desk.

Visit our Tutoring Hours webpage.

The Learning Support Center offers virtual and in-person tutoring appointments with four locations across campus and hours available daily Sunday thru Friday. For more information on our hours and locations, visit the Tutoring Hours webpage.

During fall, winter, and spring quarter, the center also offers drop-in tutoring hours for math and statistics, engineering, and architectural engineering in the Learning Support Center's Help Hubs. 

          Monday - Thursday
               4 pm - 7 pm

      In Building 26, Room 110B

           Monday & Wednesday
                6 pm - 8 pm

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         Monday & Wednesday
                 6 pm - 8 pm

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Connect with Additional Support Resources.

Students have access to a number of on-campus and online resources that support their academic success. We have curated a few of them on the Additional Support Resources webpage. Take a look!

Contact us for help.

If you are having trouble making an appointment or have a question about our services, please contact the center for assistance.

Learning Support Center Contact Information

Location: Graphic Arts Building (Building 26), Room 110A
Telephone: 805.756.6032
E-mail Addresswritingandlearning@calpoly.edu

Apply to Become a Campus Tutor.

Working as a tutor is a great opportunity to support your peers while strengthening your own discipline-specific knowledge, problem-solving skills, and study strategies. Visit our Become a Tutor webpage for more information.

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Big News!

The Office of Writing and Learning is excited to co-sponsor a guest lecture from renowned literacy and language scholar Dr. April Baker-Bell on Wednesday, February 28, 2024. More information is available on the OUDI webpage.

Our offices have temporarily relocated as a result of the Library construction project. Come visit us in our new space in the Graphic Arts Building (26), Room 110A. We look forward to supporting your learning!

Connect. Collaborate. Achieve.

Academic Preparation and Transitions

The Academic Preparation and Transitions Department plays an integral role in help incoming first-year students prepare for a successful college experience through the Early Assessment Program and the Supportive Pathways for First-Year Students program. More information is available on the Academic Preparation and Transitions webpage

Learning Support Programs

The Learning Support Programs department offers a comprehensive menu of programs and resources designed to help you navigate course expectations and achieve your learning goals: free tutoring for subjects across the curriculum, peer-led supplemental workshops and study sessions provide support for STEM-specific courses, and an online study strategies library. More information is available on the Learning Support Programs webpage. 

Graduation Writing Requirement

All undergraduate students who are seeking a Cal Poly degree must fulfill the GWR before a diploma can be awarded. Students must have upp division standing (completed 90 units) before they can attempt to fulfill the requirement and should do so before the senior year. The two pathways to GWR completion are 1) in an approved upper-division course and 2) via the GWR Portfolio. More information is available on the GWR webpage