Learning Commons
Brooks Library 1st Floor, MS: 7554
(509) 963-1270

Monday - Thursday: 10 am - 9 pm Friday: 10 am - 4 pm

Welcome to Peer-Assisted Learning (PALS)!

No need to schedule an appointment! Just drop in to a group session listed below. Have a questions? Call 509-963-1270 or email us at

PALs Tutoring Groups are learning communities, focused on a specific course and section, where students practice positive study habits, learn new study skills/strategies, get to know their classmates, and strengthen their understanding of class content.PALs groups meet weekly, led by a trained Group Facilitator.

Students working together at a media table in the learning commonsFacilitators are CWU students who have successfully completed the course with a 3.3 or higher. PALs sessions will include an overview of key concepts for that week, problem-based group activities and practice problems, test preparation, and study skills/strategies.

PALs sessions start the second week of classes and will be in-person and/or online through Zoom.

Please check each individual subject for specifics on locations, dates, and times.


ACCT 251, 252, 351, and 352:

Location: Learning Commons (1st floor, Brooks Library)

Date Monday (6/5)
Time 2 - 4pm

ECON 130, 201, 202; BUS 102, 221; MIS 320:

Location: CAT Center

Date Monday (6/5)
Time 1 - 4pm

MUSIC 246:

Location: Mclntyre, Room 220

Date Monday (6/5)
Time 5 - 7pm
  • Business and Economics

    BUS 102, BUS 221, ECON 130, ECON 201, ECON 202, and MIS 320:

    • Mondays/Tuesdays from 2-5pm in Shaw 218
    • Wednesdays/Thursdays from 1-4pm Shaw 218
    • Fridays from 12-3pm in Shaw 215

    Click here for Zoom link.

  • Finance

    FIN 370 and SCM 310:

    Wednesdays from 11-12pm and Thursdays from 4-5pm in the Learning Commons.

    ACCT 251, 252, 351, and 352:

    Mondays from 5-7pm and Fridays from 12-2pm in the Learning Commons. Click here for the Zoom link.

  • Chemistry

    Chemistry PALs sessions in the Learning Commons:

    MONDAYS 1:30-2:30pm - CHEM 111/182/183

    TUESDAYS 10-11am - CHEM 112/113

    WEDNESDAYS 12-1pm - CHEM 112/113

    WEDNESDAYS 1-2pm - CHEM 111/182/183

    FRIDAYS 10-11am - Open to all (CHEM 111, 112, 113, 182, and 183).

  • Math

    MATH 100A:

    Wednesdays from 2-4pm in Library 152.

    MATH 100B:

    Tuesdays from 3-6pm in Library 152.

    MATH 100A and 100B:

    Thursdays from 3-6pm in Library 152.

    MATH 100BC and MATH 152:

    Mondays from 2-4pm in Samuelson Room 245.

    MATH 100A, 100B, 100BC, AND 152:

    Wednesdays from 9-10am in Samuelson Room 128.

  • Psychology

    PSY 362:

    Tuesdays: 5:30-6:30pm (Online and In-person)

    Wednesdays: 5:00-6:00pm (Online and In-person)

    Thursdays: 2:00-3:00pm (In-person)

    Fridays: 1:00-2:00pm (In-person)

  • Japanese

    JAPN 153 & JAPN 253:

    Wednesdays from 1-2pm & Fridays from 12-1pm in the Learning Commons.

  • English

    ENG 347:

    Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2-4pm (online and in person). Click here for the Zoom link.

  • Physics

    PHYSICS 113 & 123 & 182 & 183:

    Mondays from 10-11am in Discovery Hall Room 204

    Wednesdays from 10-1pm in Discovery Hall 204, and 1-3pm in Discovery Hall 321

  • Music

    MUS 146:

    Sundays/Tuesdays/Thursdays from 5-7pm and Wednesdays from 6-8pm in McIntyre Room 217.

    MUS 146A:

    Mondays from 6-8pm and Wednesdays/Sundays from 4-6pm in McIntyre Room 120.

    MUS153A and MUS154A:

    Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7-8pm and Fridays from 1:30-3:30pm in McIntyre Hall, Room 213.

    MUS 246:

    Sunday-Thursday from 5-7pm in McIntyre Hall, Room 220.

  • Nutrition

    NUTRITION 101:

    Tuesdays from 1-2pm and Thursdays 4-6pm in the Learning Commons.

*Please note that the schedule is populated during the first week of classes so we can survey students about the best possible meeting times. The schedule will update as we finalize times and be complete prior to the second week of classes each quarter. While most sessions are in-person, some subjects may be online only or have an online option. For security purposes, students will access their Zoom sessions for PALS Fall quarter through links in their Canvas courses. For these online sessions, please make sure to check Canvas to connect with your PALS facilitator.