The Peer Learning Consultants program is funded by the University of Minnesota Office of Undergraduate Education and offers academic tutoring free-of-charge to currently enrolled University of Minnesota students.

We encourage instructors to inform students of our services. While our offerings change to some degree depending on the specializations of our active consultants each semester, we do regularly staff to support a set of core disciplines for which there is historically high demand, e.g. math, sciences, writing. Currently supported courses are listed in the on-line schedule.

If you are teaching a class we currently support, you may consider using the following description of our services for your course syllabus:

Free walk-in tutoring is available through the SMART Learning Commons Peer Learning Consultant (PLC) program. While PLCs will not help directly with coursework to be graded, they can use similar work to help students develop the skills and concept mastery necessary to approach the homework confidently. PLC's are faculty-recommended, exemplary undergraduates who are passionate about helping others and trained in educational theories and effective learning strategies. Detailed information about specializations, walk-in schedules, and locations is available online at smart.umn.edu.

SMART Hours & Locations

Location: Room 204 | Map
Phone: 612-624-1584
Hours: The SMART room is available during library hours.
Location: Basement | Map
Phone: 612-626-8262
Hours: The SMART room is available during library hours.
Location: Room 75 | Map
Phone: 612-624-2125
Hours: The SMART room is available during library and extended study area hours.

Looking for group study space?

Rooms in SMART's Walter and Magrath locations can be reserved for two-hour blocks up to two weeks in advance.

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