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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.

For general questions about the Gerstacker Learning Commons, call 989.964.2166 or email us at


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 opens for the Fall 2020 semester on September 9; tutoring options (in-person and/or online) are TBD. To schedule an appointment, visit our website.

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 & Physics Resource Center opens for the Fall 2020 semester on August 31; in-person tutoring is by appointment only. 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 opens for the Fall 2020 semester on September 14; all tutoring will be online. Tutors are available Mondays and Tuesdays, 11 am - 8 pm / Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11 am - 6 pm / Sundays, 6 - 9 pm. To schedule an appointment, visit our website.


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