Drop-in Tutoring

Drop-in Tutoring & Virtual Study Hall


What is Drop-in Tutoring?

Drop-in tutoring is a tutoring service LAP provides that does not require an assessment - however, you do need to sign up for a time slot at the virtual front desk or by logging on to Tutortrac and searching for "drop-in tutoring" as the reason. You can use drop in tutoring in addition to any other tutoring services you're already accessing.

Hours for drop-in tutoring vary, for a 30 minute time slot - schedules are available each Friday afternoon for the following week. You can also call over the phone, access our virtual front desk, or sign up using Tutortrac.


What is Virtual Study Hall?

Virtual study hall is an online space hosted by one of our four student lead tutors (in Science, Math, Nursing, and Languages-Spanish) where students can log on to study virtually with their peers. If students are enrolled in a course we offer tutoring for and have a question while in the study hall, they can ask the lead tutor hosting. In a virtual study hall we play productive study music and provide space for students to gather as a community to study together, similar as to what students often did while physically on campus. Get your friends and classmates to log in as well, and study while seeing friendly faces.


Virtual Study Hall Schedule Spring 2020

  • Language Virtual Study Hall with Subject Specialist Tayler on Mon-2-3pm, 4-5pm (PST). Course support provided for SPAN 1150, 1250, 1350, 2350. Zoom ID: 93078969492
  • Math Virtual Study Hall  with Subject Specialist Sal on Tues-2:30-4pm (PST), Thurs- 1:30 -3pm (PST). Course support provided by MATH 1010, 1021, 1022, 1130, 1210, 1230, 1334,1335, 1336, 2320, 2330, 2340. Zoom ID: 96616560901
  • Science Virtual Study Hall with Subject Specialist Gwyn on Mon - 9:30-10:30am (PST), Wed 10:30am - 12:30pm (PST), Thurs - 3-4pm (PST). Zoom ID: 92487426640
  • Nursing Virtual Study Hall with Subject Specialist Katelin on Tues - 2-4pm (PST). Zoom ID: 9136092483   
  • Study Strategies Virtual Study Hall with an LAP Learning Specialist on Wednesday 9:30-10:30pm (PST), Sundays 10-11pm (PST). Zoom Meeting ID: 954 8318 6304             

Meet our Subject Specialists


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Major: Doctorate in Nursing Practice
Specialty: Family Nursing

Language Subject Specialist

Hello, I’m Tayler, and I am a graduate student in the Doctorate in Nursing Practice program with a specialty in Family Nursing. Previously, I obtained my Bachelor’s degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Washington, with a minor in Spanish. I have tutored Spanish for about six years now, and fell in love with the language when I studied abroad is Cusco, Peru for a quarter. I am transitioning from a career in research to being a nurse practitioner, so when I have free time (which is not frequent),  I love to travel, cook/bake, and play a variety of different video games. My other job also includes working full time at a nursing home as a nurse technician to hone my skills as a nurse.

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Major: Applied Mathematics

Math Subject Specialist

My name is Salvatore Calatola-Young, but you can call me Sal. I’m the math subject specialist working at LAP, so you will likely see me around sometime if you’re using LAP services. I’m a junior applied mathematics major and a big math nerd in general. Outside of math and LAP, I’m a Bass section leader for choir and a mediocre Smash Ultimate player. Come find me in the cubicles in the LAP office in the second floor of the library across from the math lab if you want to start tutoring sessions or would like some drop in tutoring!


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Major: Biology

Science Subject Specialist

Hi! My name is Gwyneth Potter and I am the Science Subject Specialist for the 2019/20 school year at Learning Assistance Programs. I am a third year Biology Major at SU with a Chemistry minor and a focus on Pre-Veterinary studies! I am a PNW native and love hiking and rock climbing in my free time. On campus, I am the co-president of Food with Spirit, SU's gardening club. I love science and I'm excited to help students find resources at LAP!

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Major: Nursing

Nursing Subject Specialist

My name is Katelin and I will be this year’s Nursing Subject Specialist. I am a current junior from Honolulu, HI and I really enjoy going to the beach, hiking, and watching cartoons. Being a positive resource for any nursing students who have any questions or concerns is one of my main priorities this year, so feel free to reach out to me at any time. I’m very excited for this year!