Learning Center

Learning Center

John H. Gruskin Learning Center

Located in Kelly Library, Lower Level



Services are available in various subjected including, but not limited to Math, Science (Chemistry, Biology, Physics), Arts and Languages (English, Spanish, French), and the Social Sciences (Sociology, Psychology, Anthropology). Please call or stop by the Learning Center to schedule an appointment or get more information about tutoring services. Appointments are encouraged, but not required.

Tutoring Classes

English 5 and Math 10 are offered via the Learning Center for students who are scheduled through guided placement during NSO, or students who choose to take the course for additional homework/course help. English 5 must be taken in accordance with either an English 1W orEnglish 15 course. Math 10 classes are generally offered for each math course offered during the semester. If you are interested in adding either of these courses to your schedule please contact us before mid-term! 

Algebra Workshops

These workshops will focus on reviewing basic algebraic skills sets in order to refresh the memories of and equip students taking math courses whose focus is algebra or above. 

Study Skills Workshops

These workshops are offered in the Learning Center as either interactive sessions or self-guided, computer-aided sessions. Professors often require some workshops as course requirements while others offer to count them as extra credit. Students should check course syllabi for more information. 

The following workshops are offered in the Learning Center, and may be taken at any time by appointment:

  • Note-Taking Strategies 
  • Test-Taking Strategies 
  • MLA or APA Writing Styles 
  • Understanding Your Textbook 
  • High School vs. College 
  • Memory and Concentration 
  • Five Paragraph Essay Structure 
  • Learning Styles 

EOP Academic Support:

Information about admissions requirements or the Educational Opportunity Program is available at http://www.psu.edu/admissions/counselors/policies/eop.htm

Additional tutoring, academic counseling, and other resources are available for EOP students. Students who have been admitted to Penn State Greater Allegheny through EOP may also be eligible for the textbook loan program. EOP students should contact the Learning Center Coordinator to learn more about the EOP program. However, any questions about becoming an EOP student should be directed to Admissions at psuga@psu.edu or 412-675-9010.