The Learning Commons: We do summers, too

Graduation is in the past, and the warm weather has set in.  Bowling Green, however, is a shell of what it was just a few short weeks ago.  The city is quiet, the shops are slower, and the streets are easily passable.  On campus, the residence halls that once thundered with the voices of students now sit dormant, a ghost town where crickets chirp.  The sidewalks have transformed from congested traffic jams to sparsely traveled concrete paths.  The Student Union now echoes with the individual voices of the few instead of the constant roar of many.  The academic halls are now mostly a click-clack of heels lonely meandering along.

The University takes on an extremely different view during a Summer semester compared to a Fall or Spring semester.  Construction consumes the majority of campus.  The population dwindles to a smattering of faculty, staff, and students.  Entire buildings are restricted.  Events are held throughout the summer months inviting scholars, incoming students, and young children to campus.  All the while, students desperately scramble to compile their notes for a class that expedites its way through a 16-week agenda in a brief 6-week timeline.

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Many services end during the summer, but one that does not is The Learning Commons.  Those 6-week courses, with their brutal curriculum and seemingly unrealistic timelines, are often the bane of existence to the students enrolled in them.  Thankfully, the assistance that is offered during a traditional semester is continued during the summer.

The Learning Commons has an excellent group of friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable subject tutors available this summer, and they want to help you succeed! There are tutors currently available in many of the sciences, social sciences, and business courses. All summer subject tutoring is done by request and study groups are now forming.

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Writing support is offered throughout the summer.  As is typically the case, this service is available by appointment.  The writing consultant available to the student population is a graduate veteran writing assistant.  Whether you are working on a paper for GSW or a thesis or dissertation, the writing consultant is ready, willing, and able to assist you with your composition.

Lastly, Mathematics and Statistics tutoring is available as a walk-in service. There are three tutors available, all graduate students, whom can assist with any of the courses being offered this summer. Statistics tutoring is being provided by Chirangeevi and Rahul, Applied Statistics graduate students. Our other graduate student Sam is able to provide assistance with any Mathematics based courses. Specific hours for drop-in are available on the MATHEMATICS & STATISTICS page.

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Procuring this invaluable assistance is quite easy to accomplish.  Complete the TUTOR REQUEST FORM.  Call us at (419) 372-2823.  Email us at tlc@bgsu.edu.  Stop in to see us in the Jerome Library, first floor.  The Learning Commons is open 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday – Friday.  Ready to serve.