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Who We Are, What We Do

Welcome to the Learning Commons website, a virtual space where Kalamazoo College students can connect with skilled peers for help with math, physics, science, writing, English as a Second Language, design, and library research. The best part is that students can schedule virtual consultations with our dedicated peer consultants and our very own K staff. Our mission is to foster a dynamic environment that empowers students to engage in deeper learning, because that’s what we do.

We’re Still Here to Help!

All of our centers are still here to support you during this Stay Home period. Choose from one of the centers to learn how to get your resources from anywhere.

Resources from Anywhere

Select one of the centers to learn about ways to meet, hours of availability, and more!

Center for New Media Design

Digital project assistance

The Center for New Media Design is committed to supporting students during all stages of the design process, including creating and designing presentations, posters, flyers, illustrations, infographics, photographs, and brochures.

English as a Second Language

Academic consultation assistance

Wherever you are, the ESL Center is right here ready to help! We assist in academic consultations in writing, presentations and time management or outside concerns such as structuring you schedule during social distancing.

Library Research Center

Research assistance

We are here to help you with your research questions and navigating library databases.  We’ll help you with access to eBooks, articles, streaming films, and more in our collections!

Writing Center

Writing and citation assistance

We strive to assist the students of this college to create stronger pieces of writing by helping students hone the skills that they already possess as writers and editors, providing them with strategies and constructive feedback so that they may seek further accomplishment in the craft of writing.

Biology and Chemistry Center

Biology and Chemistry assistance

The Biology and Chemistry Center provides multiple types of support and is available to students in specific Biology and chemistry courses.

Business and Economics Center

Business and Economics assistance

The Business and Economics Center provides multiple types of support and is available to students in three different economics and business courses.

Computer Science Collaboration Center

Computer Science assistance

Our Teaching Assistants are available to help! The Computer Science Collaboration Center is a space to hang out, work on computer science by yourself or with your peers, and eat candy.

Math Physics Center

Math and physics assistance

The Math-Physics Center guides you to find the answer for yourself by asking leading questions and comparing the problem to material you’ve already mastered. The goal of a consultation is to show you strategies for figuring out problems on your own.