Learning Assistance Programs

Welcome to

Learning Assistance Programs


At this time, details about Spring Quarter Learning Assistance Programs hours, operations and services have not yet been finalized. We are working now to prepare for next quarter, and we will continue to post updates as details are confirmed.


In light of the most recent recommendations from the CDC to limit the size of all social and public gatherings, along with the Governor’s  mandate for the state of Washington to support social distancing efforts and to prioritize public health needs, the Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons, including the Learning Assistance Programs desk and spaces, will be closed beginning 12:00 PM Friday, March 20, 2020 


If you need assistance during this time please contact us at learningassistance@seattleu.edu




A Learning Commons Partner 

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Learning Assistance includes the following programs:

Individual Consultations with a Learning Specialist

Individual sessions are provided for students who want to fine-tune their study approaches or to develop skills in a particular area. We conduct learning style assessments, recommend effective study skills, and coach students in applying proven academic strategies in their classes.

Tutoring Services

Learning Assistance Programs provide free peer tutoring for several math, science, business, language and nursing courses.  Our program is nationally certified through the College Reading and Learning Association.

Learning Strategy Workshops

We offer interactive workshops on a variety of topics of interest to students, including sessions on time management, improving reading strategies, effective review and test-taking methods.


Facilitated Study Groups are peer-led and coordinated with specific courses. In the sessions, students explore course concepts, practice problem solving, and learn study approaches in a collaborative setting. Language Conversation Groups are peer-led and focus on the practice of conversational speaking for various languages.


Learning Assistance Programs Values

  • Welcome all students and care for each as a valued member of the Seattle University community
  • Attend to the development of the whole student with positive support
  • Provide high quality services, programming and resources for students
  • Improve programs continuously through assessment and evaluation
  • Appreciate and promote diversity and justice
  • Value the unique gifts and work style of each staff member
  • Commit to an open and honest working and learning staff community
  • Contribute to decision-making discussions and listen to the voices of others
  • Enjoy collegiality based on mutual care and fun
  • Value student workers and develop their leadership potential
  • Work collaboratively in campus-wide partnerships
  • Promote Seattle University's mission, vision, and goals