Learning Commons and Tutoring

The Learning Commons provides tutoring services to students in one convenient location on the first floor of the Ottenheimer Library. Within the space, students can receive tutoring from the Communication Skills Center, Math Assistance Center, University Writing Center, World Languages Center, and Trojan Tutoring (for core courses not served by one of the other centers). Read a news article about the collaborative space.

The space also features rooms for small work groups, hang-out areas, desks, and computer workstations. For more information about the Learning Commons, please call 501-916-3966 or email learningcommons@ualr.edu. Please see each Center’s information for details on operating hours and how to schedule an appointment.

Communication Skills Center

The Communication Skills Center helps students in the various stages of preparing a presentation. Services include but are not limited to: public speaking, anxiety management, topic and content brainstorming, research, content organization, PowerPoint/Prezi design, providing rehearsal feedback, and facilitating mock interviews.

Services will be offered during Summer 2 (May 23-June 27):

  • Tuesdays: 9am to 2pm, Learning Commons
  • Thursdays: 6pm to 9pm, virtually

Email: communicationskillcenter@ualr.edu

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Mathematics Assistance Center

The Mathematics Assistance Center provides tutoring for math and statistics courses.

Services will be offered during Summer 2 (May 23-June 27):

Monday – Thursday: 10am to 2pm, Learning Commons
Monday – Thursday: 6pm to 9pm, virtually via Zoom

Email: wkbarker@ualr.edu

University Writing Center

The University Writing Center offers writing assistance to students at any level and at any stage of the writing process. Students can write in the UWC, receive productive feedback, and use tools and resources in a community environment.

**The University Writing Center and Online Writing Lab will close for the Spring Semester on May 2 at 2:00 pm. Services resume for the fall semester.

Email: elcox@ualr.edu

World Languages Center

The World Languages Center provides tutoring for Spanish and French.

Email: zrhagins@ualr.edu

**World Language tutoring ends on Monday, May 2. There is no tutoring during finals week or during the summer. Tutoring resumes after Labor Day in the fall semester. 

Trojan Tutoring

Trojan Tutoring is provided for General Education/Core Curriculum subjects and courses (generally 1000/2000 level courses) that are not already provided by existing tutoring services or centers.

**Trojan Tutoring will be closed on May 2nd and will open in August 2022 at the beginning of the fall semester. 

Email: trojantutoring@ualr.edu

Courses covered:
1000 level Physics and Chemistry
Introduction to Visual Arts
World Literature
Mythology
Psychology and the Human Experience
History of Civilization I or II
US History to 1877 or since 1877
American National Government
Physical Anthropology
1000 level Biology Course
Earth and the Environment


Please see our additional tutoring resources for support with art history.