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Gerstacker Learning Commons

Located on the second floor of Zahnow Library is the Gerstacker Learning Commons: a one-stop location where students can find the Center for Academic Achievement, the Math & Physics Resource Center, and the Writing Center. These three centers are staffed by trained undergraduate and professional tutors who offer individual and small-group tutoring to all SVSU students free of charge.

While most of our tutoring will take place remotely through video conferencing, some Centers may be offering limited appointments for in-person tutoring. To find out more information about the services and hours of operation for each Center, or to make an appointment to work with any of our tutors, use the links below. Services in the Gerstacker Learning Commons resume May - August 2021 for the spring and summer semesters.



Center for Academic Achievement

The Center for Academic Achievement provides tutoring in a wide variety of subjects, including the following:

  • Business (Accounting, Economics, Statistics)
  • Science (Biology, Chemistry)
  • Computer Science
  • Social Science
  • General Studies

The Center for Academic Acheivement will open for the Fall semester online: Monday through Thursday: 1:00 - 7:00 p.m. Also Sundays 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. andFace to Face: Monday through Thursday: 12:00 - 5:30 p.m.

To schedule an appointment, visit our website.

Center for Community Engagement and Experiential Learning

‌The Center for Community Engagement & Experiential Learning (CEEL) focuses on fostering a culture of community engagement through dynamic university-community partnerships that facilitate student learning, innovative teaching, scholarship, and outreach.

Math and Physics Resource Center

The Math and Physics Resource Center provides tutoring for MATH 081-MATH 262 and PHYS 107-212.

Study materials for MATH 082–MATH 103 are available on our website as well.  

The Math and Physics Resource Center will open for the Fall semesters August 30- December 11 (closed November 24 - November 27 for Thanksgiving Break). The specific hours of operation are listed below:

Fall Semster

Monday - Thursday

9:00am - 8:00pm 


10:00am - 4:00pm 




 4:00pm - 9:00pm

To schedule an appointment, access our online drop-in tutoring, or find this semester's hours, visit our website.


The Writing Center

The Writing Center provides tutoring on any writing assignment for any class: we help students brainstorm, organize, document, and revise any piece of writing.

Videos and handouts on using MLA, APA, and CMS are available on our website, along with other writing resources.

The Writing Center is open for Fall 2021 Monday-Thursday 11:00am - 5:00pm & 6:00-9:00pm. Friday 11:00am - 4:00pm. Sunday 6:00-9:00pm (Hours may vary slightly depending on tutor availability.) To schedule an appointment, visit our webpage.

 Looking for a space to write? The Writing Center (250 Zahnow) is open on Wednesdays from 12 - 4 pm.


The Research Center

Need help with research for class assignments? Visit the Research Center desk on the 1st floor, for in-person assistance to complete class assignments. Assistance is also available using Library chat/text/email services.


Academic Success Center
Zahnow 240
(989) 964-2221

Math & Physics Center
Second Floor, Zahnow Library
(989) 964-4648

Writing Center
Zahnow 250
(989) 964-6061