About Us

Located inside Bowling Green State University's Jerome Library, this collaborative learning environment provides FREE tutoring, academic coaching, study skills classes, as well as math tutors and writing consultants. Get help online, during drop-in hours or set up an appointment with one of our academic coaches or tutors. The Fly Program, a BGSU Learning Community, is a new program offered to support students with learning differences and attention challenges.

Tutoring is available in virtually every subject on campus. Mathematics and Statistics tutoring is offered on a drop-in basis as are many other subject areas (i.e. Chemistry, Physics, Economics). Group tutoring is available in most subjects; study groups are created upon requests from students. Writing consultations are available by appointment with a trained Writing Consultant on a one-on-one basis to assist with writing for courses across the curriculum. Supplemental Instruction (SI) is available in historically challenging courses.

The Learning Commons has become a destination on the new student tours of campus. Various events now incorporate visiting The Learning Commons, including the Academic Challenge within residence halls. Greek Fraternities and Sororities, BGSU athletics, and student organizations utilize the tracking system implemented within The Learning Commons for verification of study tables. Historically, 49% of the students that visit The Learning Commons maintain at or above a 3.0 GPA.

Mission Statement

The Learning Commons provides students with academic resources that foster independent learning. The highly trained professional, graduate, and undergraduate staff utilizes technology and additional resources to offer individual and group tutoring and consultations tailored to meet the needs of any student in any course at any time in the learning process.

Vision Statement

To be the premier academic resource dedicated to all students graduating with the competence and confidence to utilize the skills, tools, and resources available to achieve their goals.

Core Values

The Learning Commons is committed to:

  • Collaboration
  • Respect
  • Empowerment
  • Accessibility
  • Teamwork
  • Excellence