Instructional Support

Grand Valley is committed to offering a variety of FREE tutoring opportunities for our students. Below is a list of locations and the types of tutoring support you can receive:

SASC Tutoring is committed to providing tutoring to all Grand Valley students in most 100- and 200-level courses. Tutorials are conducted in weekly, one-hour sessions in small group settings.

Structured Learning Assistance (SLA) is an academic support program that is available to all interested students. SLA features weekly study and practice workshops in which students master course content to develop and apply specific learning strategies for the course. The workshops are led (facilitated) by successful upper-level students, who in collaboration with the professor, develop workshop materials. The facilitators clarify lecture points for the students and assist them in understanding the expectations of the professor.

Mathematics Tutoring Center and Statistics Tutoring Center are components of the Mathematics Department. Math assistance is offered for courses ranging from 097 to 203. Statistics assistance is offered for STA 215. The centers are open to any student who wants help with their homework or needs clarification. There are no designated tutoring times, but students are welcome to request a individual tutoring time. Tutoring assistance is free and open to all Grand Valley students.

Science Success Center (SSC) is a free walk-in service (no appointment needed) where facilitators provide one-on-one as well as group tutoring for Grand Valley students. Courses that SSC provides assistance with are:
Chemistry: 109, 115, 116, 230, 231, 232, 241, and 242.
Physics: 200, 220, 221, 230, and 231.
Biomedical Science: 208, 212, 250, and 290.
Biology: 120, 121, and 355/375.

The Meijer Writing Center within the Brooks College provides help with writing for any course, at any stage of the writing process. The center's well-trained peer consultants can help students to brainstorm ideas, organize content, integrate research, polish a draft, and correctly document sources. Drop in times are available, as well as scheduled appointments.

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