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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.

To learn more about the services and hours of operation for each center, or to make an appointment to work with a tutor online or in-person, use the links below.

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

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 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 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