The Learning Commons


Even Wally needs a Co-Pilot! Video and photos by Co-Pilots Chloe Zhou '24 and Maddy Lopez '23


Tutoring Services

The Learning Commons offers tutoring services in a variety of subjects both in-person and online to help UP students improve their academic skills and learning strategies while better understanding course content. Students can schedule appointments with Co-Pilots or visit the Learning Commons in BC 163 to meet with Co-Pilots during drop-in hours.


Book an Appointment with a Co-Pilot

The Learning Commons uses an online scheduling program to schedule tutoring services.

New for Spring 2023: The Writing Center, Math Resource Center and other tutoring services all use the same program to schedule appointments.

Click on the link below to schedule an appointment with a Co-Pilot

Co-Pilot Appointments


Learning Commons Location & Hours

The Learning Commons is located in Buckley Center 163.

Monday - Thursday: 8:30am - 6:30pm

Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Saturday and Sunday: Closed


Drop-In Hours

Visit the Learning Commons during Drop-In hours to meet with a Co-Pilot. No appointment needed!

Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 6:30pm


Click on the link below to see the drop-in schedule organized by discipline.

Spring 2023 Co-Pilot Drop-In Schedule


Holiday & Break Hours

Spring Break (3/6/23 - 3/10/23)

There are no tutoring appointments or drop-in hours (in person or online) during Spring Break.


Founders' Day (Tuesday, April 4th)

There are no tutoring appointments or drop-in hours (in person or online( during the University of Portland's Founders' Day events from 8:30am - 4:00pm on Tuesday, April 4th. Tutoring services resume at 4:00pm.


Easter Holiday (Friday 4/7/23 & Monday 4/10/23)

The Learning Commons closes at 4:00pm on Thursday, April 6th and is closed on Friday and Monday (4/7 - 4/10). There are no tutoring appointments or drop-in hours (in person or online) during the Easter holiday.


Finals Week

There are no tutoring appointments or drop-in hours (in person or online) during Finals Week.



Co-Pilots are highly trained peer tutors who have been recommended by their professors and have excelled in the classes they tutor in.

UP tutors are called Co-Pilots to emphasize their key roles of guiding and supporting the students they work with as they continue to grow as learners themselves. The Learning Commons recognizes that both Co-Pilots and the students who seek their help are in the middle of navigating their academic journeys. While Co-Pilots help their classmates, they continue to grow and learn as well.

Students can get help from Co-Pilots in a variety of subjects and skills, including:

  • Writing
  • Math
  • Languages
  • Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
  • Nursing
  • History
  • Political Science
  • English
  • Group Work
  • Pamplin School of Business
  • Shiley School of Engineering


Writing Center

Writing Assistant Co-Pilots are here to help UP students in all stages of the writing process! Struggling with a thesis? Need some feedback on an outline? Not sure how to approach revising a paper? Set up an appointment with a Writing Assistant Co-Pilot!

Learn More about the Writing Center


Math Resource Center (MRC)

Math Co-Pilots can help UP students in a variety of Math classes including:

  • MTH 112: Precalculus II
  • MTH 121: Calculus for Business and Social Science
  • MTH 141: Finite Mathematics
  • MTH 160: Quantitative Reasoning
  • MTH 161: Elementary Statistics
  • MTH 201: Calculus I
  • MTH 202: Calculus II
  • MTH 301: Vector Calculus
  • MTH 311: Discrete Structures
  • MTH 321: Ordinary Differential Equations
  • MTH 341: Introduction to Linear Algebra
  • MTH 361: Applied Statistics I

Set up an appointment with a Math Co-Pilot or stop by the Learning Commons Monday - Thursday between 3:00pm - 6:30pm during drop-in hours in the MRC!

Learn More about the Math Resource Center


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