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 Locations

Walter Library
Room 204 (2nd floor)
Phone: 612-624-1584
Wilson Library
1st Floor
Phone: 612-626-8262
Magrath Library
Room 75
(just outside library gates)
Phone: 612-624-2125
Note: Media Help available only in Walter and Wilson


Media Questions: smartmedia@umn.edu
All Other Questions: smartlc@umn.edu