Tutorial Learning Center

About the TLC

Peer Tutors Support Your Learning. We welcome your questions and are happy to help you!

The TLC provides free tutoring on a variety of subjects and is available for all Colorado Mesa University students. 

Starting on Monday, March 30, the TLC tutors will be able to tutor online via D2L. Please use the following directions to use and access tutoring.

  • Free to use and accessible from your computer
  • From D2L, go to the Self-Registration tab and sign up to join the TLC and Writing Center shell

At this time, to ensure the safety of students and staff, both the TLC and Writing Center are closed for in-person appointments until further notice but we are OPEN for online tutoring assistance as indicated above. We are here to help and look forward to assisting you with your online coursework. 

As you prepare to work with your tutors online, please do:

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

Your online tutors will be able to:

  • Review concepts, types of problems, and rules;
  • Help you understand and follow assignment guidelines;
  • Offer study tips and encouragement;
  • Assist you in using your textbooks, syllabi, and class materials.

To be fair to all CMU students and to adhere to the Student Code of Conduct, tutors will not be able to:

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

Main Campus (Grand Junction)

Due to the precautions that CMU has taken to help slow the spread of COVID-19, please access us online as outlined above rather than visiting us in person.


Please note that while we will be checking phonemail regularly, it may take 1-2 business days for us to return  your call.

Front Desk: 970.248.1392
Distance Tutoring: 970.248.1392


Summer 2020 tutoring by appointment begins June 15

For the Upper Division Course Tutoring, please call 970.248.1392 for additional information

Students are advised to see their instructors before contacting the TLC for help in their upper-division (300-, 400-, and graduate-level) courses.


11 am - 3 pm

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Western Colorado Community College

At this time, please access us online







Montrose Campus

At this time, please access us online

Contact in Montrose






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.


We offer a free service to all CMU students.

When you access tutoring online, you may be able connect to a tutor immediately but, 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 2.70 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)