Academic Programs from The Learning Center

The Learning Center works collaboratively with University partners to provide undergraduate students key resources to enhance their academic progress.

All of our mentoring programs are led by very well trained undergraduate students.

Note: For assistance with writing, please utilize The Writing Center.

List of courses/calendar (link)

Learning How to Learn

Get Help with Your Courses

We offer a variety of mentoring programs to provide flexible opportunities for our students.

  1. Academic Mentoring (AM) (link): Weekly walk-in sessions held in Gregg Hall and other academic buildings for a variety of courses.
  2. Residential Peer Mentoring (RPMs): Weekly walk-in sessions for Calculus and General Chemistry in the residential areas.
    • Meet the Calc RPMs (link)
    • Meet the Chem RPMs (link)
  3. Peer Led Team Learning (PLTL): Weekly structured study groups for Calculus and General Chemistry. Pre-Registration Required.

Types of Academic Programs

We offer two ways to access mentoring programs

  1. Drop-in services
    • Residential Peer Mentors (RPMs) (link)
    • Academic Mentors (link)
  2. Application required

Graduate and Professional School Preparation

We offer test preparation for Washington University students who are planning to take the MCAT, LSAT or GRE in preparation for graduate and professional training. Our courses are fee-based and taught by trained instructors. All classes are held on campus.

Test Preparation Courses

Academic Skills

We offer help developing general academic skills like note-taking, time management, and active study skills.

Learn about Academic Skills

Increase Your Chances of Success

Experience and research have shown that students who participate in academic mentoring increase their chances of succeeding in college and beyond. We offer academic mentoring programs that facilitate students’ transition into the University, support their intellectual growth and maturity, and prepare them for post-graduation academic and professional experiences. The Learning Center’s services are designed to mentor students, to help them develop the life-long skill of “learning how to learn,” to facilitate their ability to excel in their coursework, and to stimulate their independent thinking through persistent coaching.  Cornerstone services, in effect, extend academic learning outside of the classroom and challenge students to develop the necessary skills to achieve academic success.

The Learning Center’s Core Principles

These principles guide The Learning Center’s approach to providing academic support services:

  1. The Learning Center is a partner with curricular departments and/or course instructors.
  2. The Learning Center primarily utilizes talented and well-trained undergraduate students representing over 50 academic majors to provide services. Mentors have a minimum grade of A- in the course they mentor and a minimum cumulative and semester GPA of 3.0.
  3. The Learning Center provides services in locations, at times, and in formats that are convenient for students.
  4. The Learning Center rigorously evaluates services for effectiveness and student satisfaction.


Contact us at 314-935-5970 or by email

Location: Ground floor of Gregg House, South 40

Office hours: Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.