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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.

Centers offer both in-person and online appointments. 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 August 29, 2022 for the fall semester.



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)
  • Social Science
  • General Studies

The Center for Academic Acheivement will be open for the Spring and Summer semesters.

Face to face:
Tuesday through Thursday: 3:00 - 5:30 p.m. 

Tuesday through Thursday: 3:00 - 5:30 p.m. 
Sunday: 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

Click here to schedule an appointment.

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. 

Fall semester: August 30 -  December 11 (closed November 24 - November 27 for Thanksgiving Break)
Monday - Thursday: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 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 encourages thoughtful conversations about communication, audience, and context, toward a more equitable and inclusive social future. The center offers space for peers to collaborate in considering how writing in any discipline or mode can be crafted and how communicative acts may be received, promoting essential inter-professional and communication skills. This means that the Writing Center is a powerful resource for students seeking to connect with peers and talk through what is going on within an assignment prompt, draft, presentation, or student audio recording (e.g. podcast episode).

No matter your dicipline, skill level, or point in the writing process, students are welcome to book an appointment to talk to one of our friendly student tutors or work in our multimedia lab, equipped with video and audio recording equipment. The center also offers a curated collection of student support materials, including writing guides and podcast episodes.



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.


Center for Academic Achievement
Zahnow 240
(989) 964-2221

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

Writing Center
Zahnow 250
(989) 964-6061