Welcome to the Learning Commons!

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The CWU Learning Commons welcomes all students to engage in academic excellence. Students who wish to succeed in the classroom are invited to work with us to develop skills and habits that accelerate learning and deepen understanding of course content. Our peer-to-peer collaboration model makes us one of the most popular spots on campus, but we also offer services online. Students who use our services have, on average, much higher success rates in their courses.

The Learning Commons is located on the ground floor of the Brooks Library and houses the University Writing Center, the University Math Center, the Peer-assisted Learning (PALs) program, and Academic Coaching. All CWU students also have access to eTutoring through the Northwest eConsortium. Students are encouraged to use these services throughout the quarter. Also see our Learning Commons YouTube channel, where we are always developing new videos.

To make an appointment or ask questions, call 509-963-1270, or e-mail us at

Summer 2022 Writing and Math Tutoring Hours:

Writing Center

  • In person or virtual, by appointment or drop-in: Monday-Thursday 12pm-2pm
  • Virtual, by appointment only: Monday 3pm-5pm, Tuesday 2pm-4pm, Wednesday 3pm-5pm, Thursday 3pm-4pm

Math Center

  • In person or virtual: Tuesday 12pm-4pm
  • Virtual, by appointment only: Monday 12pm-4pm, Wednesday 2pm-5pm

PALs Group Hours:

Group schedules are posted quarterly.

eTutoring Hours:

5am - Midnight, 7 days a week

  • Spring 2022 FAQs

    We have compiled a list of questions students have about tutoring for Spring 2022. Click here for frequently asked questions.

  • Mission, Vision, & Values


    The Learning Commons empowers students to pursue academic excellence.


    The Learning Commons will support all Wildcats in achieving academic success through access, inclusivity, and engaged learning.


    Learning: We place a high value on learning. We do this by promoting growth mindset and helping others apply growth mindset to learning content and study skills that will aid them in achieving their goals.

    Inclusivity: We welcome all students and strive to create a sense of belonging through our peer-to-peer programming. Students seeking help should expect to find us open, caring, and non-judgmental.

    Integrity: We serve to support the mission of CWU. To do so, we act with integrity at all times. We are honest and hold high standards of moral behavior. Our actions are consistent with our words. We hold a strong work ethic, which means not doing the bare minimum, but fully engaging in our work in the service of others. We are diligent and focused, always committed to acting in the best interests of our students, our program, and our university.

    Dedication: We show our dedication to students through service, passion, practice, and responsibility.

    Respect: We show respect to others by being honest, competent, cooperative, and forward-thinking. We recognize that all humans deserve to be looked at through a referential lens.

  • Staff