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Learning Commons

The Center for Academic Support Services

Located on the first floor of the JCK Library, the Learning Commons is a comfortable and collaborative student workspace. You can study on your own or meet with a tutor.


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Tutoring Services

Tutoring at UCM is available for many UCM courses—and is available at no cost!  Tutoring is available by appointment using our scheduling app, . We almost always have someone here to help with mathematics, from Introductory Mathematics to Linear Algebra.  Check out Penji for hours by course. 

Are we missing a course you need or does the scheduled time not work for you? Let us know.

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Writing Center

Need help with a paper for class? Not sure where to begin? Start by coming into the UCM Writing Center. It’s free and available to all UCM students at any stage of the writing process. Walk in visits are always welcome, but appointments are encouraged--especially near midterms and finals.  

Online Writing Center

If you live off campus or your schedule doesn’t allow you to visit the Writing Center during center hours, try our Online Writing Lab (OWL). OWL allows you to submit your paper at any time and receive feedback within 48 business hours. Please note, we try our best to get back to you over the weekends, but sometimes we have a high inflow of requests. If you submit a paper on a Friday or Saturday, it may not get back to you until Monday!

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Supplemental Instruction

Supplemental Instruction (SI) offers weekly study groups for difficult courses. Sessions are led by trained students who have already passed the course. SI Leaders attend class and work with faculty to make the SI sessions specific to the faculty member’s teaching style.

How does SI work?

SI is offered two to three times a week at a set time. Check the class schedule or your instructor for specific days and times.

Why should I participate in SI?

SI provides you with:

  • Review and discussion of course material, including readings, lecture notes, and homework assignments.
  • Learning activities, such as practice quizzes, games, and group activities, to help increase and deepen understanding of course material.
  • An opportunity to connect with other students in a structured but relaxed environment.

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Contact Info

The Learning Commons
JCKL 1250
Tel: 660-543-8972

The Writing Center
JCKL 1250
Tel: 660-543-8972