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Writing Center

The Writing Center is a free service for SDSU students and faculty. The tutors are graduate and undergraduate students, specially trained in tutoring writing.

Location:

1st floor of Library Addition, in room LA 1103.

Hours:

The Writing Center uses WCONLINE, web-based software that allows students to schedule appointments online at their convenience. The Writing Center encourages students to schedule tutoring appointments online at http://writingcenter.sdsu.edu/appointment.html.

During the 30-minute sessions, tutors collaborate with students to identify strengths and weaknesses and to suggest ways students can enhance their writing.  The sessions allow students to have a conversation about their work in order to help them figure out ways to improve their writing.

For additional information contact the RWS Department at (619) 594-6515

Math & Stats Learning Center

The Math & Stat Learning Center provides a central location for free, on-demand tutoring for students from all lower division mathematics and statistics courses.

Location:

3rd floor of Love Library in room LL 328.

Please view the Math Learning Center's website to find the following information:

  • Hours of operation
  • Tutors' schedules
  • Tutors' bios
  • Apply to become a tutor

Students who have any questions about their work are encouraged to drop in for one-on-one, group, or class-based workshop instruction with tutors who know the topics, the instructors, the online homework systems, and the best ways to study.

Supplemental Instruction

Location:

4th floor of Love Library in room LL462

Info:

Supplemental Instruction (SI) began at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) in 1973, and the highly prescriptive model of peer-assisted learning is practiced at more than 1,500 institutions in 29 countries. Supplemental Instruction targets historically difficult courses and offers free sessions to all students on a voluntary basis. Sessions are facilitated by students who were previously successful in the course, they are collaborative, and the SI Student Leader integrates course content and study skills with information gathered from attending all of the class lectures. Active learning in SI sessions may include memory games, journaling, and in the case of San Diego State University, they are held in the Learning Research Studios and Love Library learning spaces, enabled with leading-edge technology to support team learning and collaboration.

This Fall (2016), 27 Supplemental Instruction Leaders will serve more than 2,000 students by offering over 50 SI Sessions in: General Chemistry (CHEM 200), Linear Algebra (MATH 254), Statistical Principles and Practices (STAT 250), and Introductory Psychology (PSY 101).