Instructional Center

Educational Consulting  
Benefits of Using MCAE Instructional Center  
Campus Resources  


Spring 2017 Educational Consulting

DOWNLOAD SCHEDULE HERE: Appleby Hall--Spring 2017--MCAE Educational Consultant Schedule.pdf

The MCAE Instructional Center is located in Appleby Hall.  The Center provides group and individual tutoring to University of Minnesota students.  It is a place where students can take their time to learn and where students are not afraid to ask questions.  It is a place where students study together and develop support groups and lasting friendships. Studies show that students who attend learning centers achieve better grades and are more successful during their college careers. The tutorial staff offer one-on-one assistance for help in gateway courses and skills such as mathematics, sciences, statistics, economics, writing, and library research. Additional courses are also supported, based on the backgrounds of our tutorial staff in any given semester. 

The MCAE Instructional Center offers drop-in tutoring from the second week of classes through the last day classes.  The drop-in tutoring schedule also includes hours for the Peer Research Consultants, both at the MCAE Instructional Center in Appleby Hall and at University of Minnesota Libraries locations.

Practice Exams

Academic Resources

  • Academic Success Workshops are held throughout Academic Year 2016-2017. Workshops are held at scheduled times and some are available on request for multicultural student organizations, programs, and peer-organized study groups. New workshops are added at regular intervals.
  • Make an overview of all your Spring 2017 exams and major project due dates! -  Check out your course pages. It's never too soon to plan your studying. Additional time management resources can be found at the Student Counseling Services site, Student Academic Support Services Self-Help Materials.
  • Pre-med/Pre-Health Career “Check Up”: Get one-on-one personalized tips on preparing for STEM classes, interviewing, networking, personal statements, applications, and more. Contact email to set up a time.
  • Exam Jam is held before finals week each semester and offers academic support and food to help prepare for final exams. Spring 2017 Exam Jam will be held Saturday, April 29, 2017 in MCAE (Appleby Hall room 140) from 9 am to 1 pm. SMART Learning Commons will hold an Exam Jam session Sunday, April 30, 2017 in 204 Walter Library from 4 to 6pm (more information here).
  • Late Nite @ MCAE is held every Thursday evening from 6 to 9pm during the Spring and Fall Semesters and offers exdended academic support, food, and community building in a fun, relaxed setting. 

Campus Resources

Benefits of using the Instructional Center

  • Reduce study time by learning to study more effectively
  • Become better prepared for exams by learning concepts and mastering course material
  • Develop a more personalized approach to learning
  • Develop confidence in your academic abilities
  • Have the opportunity to study cooperatively in small groups

In addition to extra instruction for your courses, the IC also offers: 

  • A complete computer lab with up-to-date hardware and software, as well as access to the Internet. 
  • Professional and graduate school preparation materials (LSAT, MCAT, GRE, etc.). 
  • Individual and groups study spaces are available in the Center centers for self-directed study on a first come, first served basis.

Contact Information

Instructional Center Contact:

Paul Edwards
(612) 626-7152
Caleb Hicks
(612) 624-5494