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.


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

Click on the link below for the Learning Commons drop-in hours schedule.

Learning Commons Drop-In Schedule Fall 2022


Click on the link below for the Math Resource Center drop-in hours schedule.

Math Resource Center Drop-In Schedule Fall 2022


Holiday & Break Hours

Fall Break (10/17/22 - 10/21/22)

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


Thanksgiving Holiday (Thursday 11/24/22 & Friday 11/25/22)

The Learning Commons closes at 4:00pm on Wednesday, November 23rd and is closed on Thursday and Friday (11/24 - 11/25).There are no tutoring appointments or drop-in hours (in person or online) during the Thanksgiving holiday.


Finals Week

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


Book an Appointment with a Co-Pilot

The Learning Commons uses online scheduling programs to schedule tutoring services.

The Writing Center and Math Resource Center use the same program to schedule appointments. All other tutoring services use a different program.

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




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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