Learning Commons

Calvin T. Ryan Library, Second Floor
(308) 865-8905

The Learning Commons is a collaborative service consisting of Language Support, Subject Tutoring, Success Coaching, Supplemental Instruction, the Writing Center and Library support.

Language Support

Language Leaders help to improve students' pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar by engaging native and fluent speakers with language learners in natural, one-on-one conversation. Additional special events like group language tables, movie nights, and game nights provide fun opportunities for students to improve speaking proficiency in a fun and social environment.

Subject Tutoring

Subject Tutors provide walk-in assistance for general studies classes with a focus on general studies math, science, language and business courses. Special test reviews and weekly study groups provide additional support in a collaborative group setting. To get the most out of subject tutoring, students should seek help as soon as they know they need it. Access the tutoring schedule online or in the Learning Commons.

Success Coaching

Success Coaches offer one-on-one academic support to all UNK undergraduate students. Success Coaches help students with organization, exam preparation, time management, note-taking, memorization, or any other academic skill.

Supplemental Instruction (SI)

SI leaders work directly with instructors to offer review sessions in selected general studies classes. Contact the Learning Commons at (308) 865-8905 for a list of current SI courses. The SI schedule is posted each semester on the Learning Commons website.

Writing Center

Writing Center tutors assist UNK students, staff and faculty at any stage of the writing process. Make an appointment by calling (308) 865-8905, or in person at the Welcome Desk. Walk-ins are accommodated as the appointment schedule allows.