Tutorial Learning Center

About the TLC

Peer Tutors Support Your Learning.

The TLC provides free, walk-in tutoring for a variety of subjects. TLC goals include creating opportunities for student success and helping students become more independent in their learning.

When coming in for tutoring, you should:

  • Start the assignment (try on your own first);
  • Prepare questions to ask the tutor;
  • Bring your assignments, notes, and textbooks;
  • Be ready to tell the tutor what you would like help with;
  • Bring a positive attitude and willingness to try!

And tutors will:

  • Review concepts, types of problems, and rules;
  • Help students follow assignment guidelines;
  • Offer study tips and encouragement;
  • Assist in using textbooks, syllabi, and class materials.
  • Guide you through the writing process (from pre-writing to revision).

Tutors will not:

  • Do your homework;
  • Teach you content if you missed class;
  • Help with take-home tests/quizzes, test corrections, extra credit, and/or pre- and post-tests;

Main Campus

The Tutorial Learning Center is in Houston 113


Front Desk: 970.248.1392
Distance Tutoring: 970.248.1392


Main Campus Schedule

CMU Upper Division Schedule call 970.248.1392 for additional information

Students are advised to see instructor before coming to the TLC for upper division courses.


8:00 AM-6:00 PM

8:00 AM-8:00 PM

8:00 AM-8:00 PM

8:00 AM-8:00 PM

8:00 AM-3:00 PM





Western Colorado Community College

On the Bishop Campus, tutoring is available in Building B, Room 107.







Montrose Campus

Tutoring is available on the Montrose Campus in Room 101




Spring 2020 Schedule TBD




What are the benefits of receiving tutoring?

  • Developing or enhancing your existing skills;
  • Developing effective study habits;
  • Increasing your self-confidence;
  • Increasing your understanding of the subject matter;
  • Developing a positive attitude toward learning.

On Campus, In-Person Tutoring

Most students visit our tutoring centers on main campus in Houston 113, but tutoring is also available at WCCC, and our Montrose campus. Session types vary from one-on-one tutoring to group tutoring sessions of three students.

Distance Learning
If you cannot come to any of our campuses for tutoring, and would like to work with a tutor, we can arrange that! We use Skype, a free service available to all students with internet and webcam access. We also offer phone sessions during main campus hours. For more information, call our Distance Tutoring line at 970.248.1021.

We offer a free, drop-in service. Most times, you will see a tutor immediately but sometimes, especially during peak hours or near mid-terms and finals, there might be a wait. In these cases, we ask for your patience.

Please remember that because all of our tutors are students, they might not always know every answer immediately. Using your textbook and notes for a reference is normal. And if a tutor can't find the answer, they might refer you to your professor for more guidance.

The Tutorial Learning Center is always looking for stellar students to be peer tutors. If you like helping other students succeed in their classes, you are welcome to apply to be a tutor.

Paid training is provided for all students who work as tutors.

Peer Tutors must be current CMU students who have received an "A" or "B" in a course that they would like to tutor. They must also have at least a 2.7 GPA and faculty recommendations.

Applications to become a Peer Tutor are available at the Tutorial Learning Center or the link below.

Tutor Application

Please complete and email or print out and deliver to TLC.

Faculty Recommendation Form

You need faculty recommendations for each content area you would like to tutor. Faculty should intercampus mail the TLC their recommendations or send them from their Colorado Mesa email.

There are many helpful websites on the internet to assist students with a variety of issues that may come up while working on an academic project. These sites are available twenty-four hours a day and seven days a week. We encourage you to visit any of the following:

Collections of Information, Videos & Study Skills

How to Take Notes During a Lecture

Khan Academy: Learn Almost Anything for Free

Ted Talks: Ideas Worth Spreading

Virginia Tech: Study Skills Self-Help Info page

University of Ottowa's Study Skills videos (great resource!)

Citation Styles

The Owl at Purdue (links for citation to the right)

APA--6th Edition (links to PDF with answers to common questions)

ASA Lite (PDF with citation style guidelines and a model essay)

Computer Skills (including useful Quick Reference Sheets!)

Free Online Learning Tutorials

Microsoft Excel Quick Reference Sheet (PDF)

Microsoft Office 365 Quick Reference Sheet (PDF)

Microsoft PowerPoint Quick Reference Sheet (PDF)

Microsoft Word Quick Reference Sheet (PDF)

Frankfurt International School (ESL reading, writing, and learning strategies)

Foreign Language Learning


Make Your Own Flashcards

Online Workbooks--Multiple Languages

Spanish Only Resources

Grammar Bytes
St. Cloud State University & LEO: Literacy Education Online page
Capital Community College Foundation: A Guide to Grammar and Writing page


Best of History Web Sites

Math Resources

Patrick Just Math Tutorials (arithmetic through Differential Equations)

TI Calculator Manuals

Science Resources

Zip Code Zoo (Biology)