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Study Centers and Tutoring

The UW has many resources to support your academic work, including study centers, writing centers, and courses dedicated to improving your learning skills. Some centers provide support in all subjects, while others are focused on a particular area of study.

Center for Learning and Undergraduate Enrichment (CLUE)

CLUE provides academic support to all UW undergraduates. The center is open in Mary Gates Hall on Sunday through Thursday evenings from 6:30pm to midnight. Activities take place throughout the building. CLUE offers:

  • Drop-in help in Chemistry, Math, Physics, Biology, Writing, Computer Science Engineering, Economics, Statistics, and various foreign languages. 
  • Evening discussion/review sessions & workshops. These provide youwith a chance to talk with graduate teaching assistants and other students about your coursework within a small group setting.
  • Group study, enrichment, and review sessions are held for more than twenty courses, and are attended by a large number of first-year students.
  • Exam review sessions for a variety of courses are provided by CLUE staff in partnership with faculty-selected undergraduate and graduate students.
  • A writing center offering help with papers for any class, as well as resumes, cover letters, and applications.
  • Laptop check-out while studying in Mary Gates Hall.

OMA&D Instructional Center

The Instructional Center (IC) of the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity offers students supplemental academic assistance in many subjects, including writing, Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering, Business, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, and the Social Sciences. The Instructional Center also offers drop-in tutoring, non-credit Academic Enrichment Workshops, adjunct credit courses, exam review workshops, computer lab usage, and preparation courses for graduate and professional exams, such as LSAT, GRE, and PCAT, DAT, and MCAT.

Odegaard Writing & Research Center

Open to all members of the UW community, the Center empowers writers and fosters a supportive learning community on the UW-Seattle campus by collaborating with students, staff, and faculty on all kinds of writing and research.

Language Learning Center

Housed in the lower level of Denny Hall, the UW Language Learning Center is home to two multilingual computer labs with world language keyboards, two multimedia classrooms, two digital video conferencing rooms, an audio recording studio, multiple video and audio editing suites, international formats video viewing booths, and international satellite television channels.

The language archive has audio materials from hundreds of languages. The center creates software and courseware specific to world language study, and students can purchase CDs of language learning multimedia. Students are welcome to use the drop-in computer labs at their convenience. 

The Center also provides language proficiency testing for a wide range of world languages.

College and Department Study Centers

A complete list of departmental UW academic support resources is maintained by Academic Support Programs, the organization that sponsors CLUE as well as other tutoring/mentoring and skill-building initiatives at the University of Washington.  

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