The Learning Centers offer free tutoring and learning assistance by trained faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students. Our five programs offer discipline-specific, customized instruction to help JMU students take their learning to the next level.  To learn more about our programs, see the details below for more information!

Communication Center

The Communication Center helps students develop skills in public speaking, library research, small group communication, and advocacy through workshops, individual and small group tutoring, and online resources.  The Communication Center also offers faculty support and resources!

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English Language Learner Services

English Language Learner Services (ELLS) offers tutoring and workshops to help multilingual students improve their proficiency using academic English.  ELLS also works with faculty to support multilingual students in their classes.

About ELLS


Peer Assisted Study Sessions

Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS, or Supplemental Instruction) provide student-facilitated academic support for difficult courses across campus, especially in science and math. Evening study sessions to reinforce course content and help students develop study skills.  

About PASS


Science and Math Learning Center

The Science and Math Learning Center (SMLC) offers drop-in tutoring and online resources to help students understand course content, homework assignments and lab reports in many first and second year physics, chemistry, math, and statistics courses. 

List of SMLC Supported Courses


University Writing Center

The University Writing Center (UWC) offers tutoring, consultations, workshops, and online resources to support all types of writing, including class assignments, scholarly articles, fiction and personal narratives, and professional writing.  The UWC also supports faculty in their teaching, scholarly, and service efforts related to writing.

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