Instructional Center

Spring 2014 Tutoring Meet the Tutors
Benefits of Using IC Practice Exams
Academic Resources  
Campus Resources  

Spring 2014 Tutoring

MCAE Instructional Center will have tutoring support for Mathematics, Physics, and General Chemistry for the first weeks of Spring 2014. Thereafter we will be adding more tutoring shifts and subjects as well as Peer Research Consultant shifts. See the PDF Overview of Spring 2014 Walk-in Tutoring Shifts for scheduled shifts.

MCAE Instructional Center Schedule: Tutor Shifts




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 walk-in tutoring from the first week of classes through the last full week of classes.  The walk-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.

Meet the Tutors

Practice Exams

Academic Resources

  • Facilitated study groups for key gateway classes (calculus, general chemistry, first-year physics). Study Groups at a Glance includes meeting times and places, as well as on-line and in-person resources. 
  • Academic Success Workshops are held throughout Academic Year 2013-2014. 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. See the Fall 2013 Workshop listing or the Golden Gopher Workshop Database (Academic Success) for the latest offerings.
  • Make an overview of all your Fall 2013 exams and major project due dates! - Download the Spring 2014 Schedule Grid (editable Word document) and check out your course pages. It's never too soon to plan your studying. Additional time management resources can be found at the University Counseling and Consulting site, Student Academic Support Services Self-Help Materials.
  • Exam Jam offers support in the form of review sessions and food.  This event is held before midterms and prior to finals week.

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 Workshops 
  •  Individual and groups study spaces are available in the Center centers for self-directed study on a first come, first served basis.
  • The Center also hosts short introductory workshops in Excel, PowerPoint, academic services and skill development, and library resources.

Contact Information

Annette Kavanaugh, Instructional Center Coordinator


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