Have questions about tutoring and supplemental instruction at PNW?

There may be courses that we can assist you with that are not on the tutoring schedule.  Visit the Student Academic Support office (SAS), located in Gyte 102 (Hammond campus) or call us at 219-989-3227 (Westville campus) and we will try to locate a tutor for you as soon as possible.  You may also email us at sas@pnw.edu to inquire.

Hammond campus: GYTE 102 | Westville campus: 219-3227

GYTE 102 (Hammond campus):

  • Monday-Thursday, 8:00am -4:30pm
  • Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm.

Westville campus: please call 219-989-3227 to inquire about tutoring/SI sessions

The earlier the better! Asking for help can be difficult, but we are here to help you as early or often as needed. The earlier you start the better chance you have of being successful. See your professor, stop by the tutoring center to attend a walk-in tutoring session and/or attend an S.I. session.

Walk-in Tutoring starts the first week of the semester and continues through the week of final exams. Supplemental Instruction (SI) sessions start the second or third week of the semester and continue until the last week of class.

Bring your textbook, your notes, paper, and writing utensil and a calculator if you need one. It is best if you have done the assigned readings and at least attempted the homework so you’ll have a better idea of where you need the extra help. Our tutors and SI Leaders can’t do your homework for you, but they will review theory and concepts to help you better understand the material.

Private Tutoring is available for students affiliated with any one of the seven programs on campus:

  • PNW Accessibility Center
  • Veteran’s Services
  • 21st Century Scholars
  • McNair Achievement Program
  • Intercollegiate Athletic Program
  • SWAP
  • Brother2Brother.

If this applies to you, visit the program website to complete a “Tutor Request Form” or speak with the Program Coordinator or Director to make a request.

Yes! PNW has a variety of resources to help students succeed, including the following:

  • Writing Center
  • PNW Accessibility Center
  • Counseling Center
  • Testing Services Center
  • PNW Library
  • Financial Aid

If you need help with a course or subject when PNW resources are not available, you can also turn to the following free online resources:

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Crash Course
An educational YouTube channel containing short videos on a variety of different topics.

It’s always best to visit the Student Academic Support office (SAS), located in Gyte 102 (Hammond campus) or call us at 219-989-3227 (Westville campus) to find a tutor or SI session. Our website includes the tutoring schedule, the link to make a tutoring appointment.  Once you have made a tutoring appointment, a confirmation email will arrive to your PNW student email. Check your PNW student email often, your the tutor you are assigned will be reaching out to you with the appointment location and session information.

All PNW students currently enrolled in undergraduate classes are eligible for tutoring.

Tutoring and SI sessions can help strengthen subject comprehension, boost confidence, build important learning skills, and keep you on track for graduation. Tutoring and S.I. sessions provide individualized attention that can’t be obtained in the classroom. Prior to your tutoring appointment or SI session, you should have reviewed the material and be ready with questions.

SI sessions are interactive, group review sessions facilitated by an SI Leader that attends the lectures and communicates with the professor for a specific class. The SI Leader is able to create an agenda that is focused on the most important content and creates pre-planned activities for practice and discussion.

If you seek individual help, you will want to make an appointment with a tutor. A tutor can help answer your questions and assists in the learning the material by providing examples, clarity, and practice.

Visit the Student Academic Support office (SAS), located in Gyte 102 (Hammond campus) or call us at 219-989-3227 (Westville campus) to let us know your interest in student employment. For information and qualifications about being a tutor and/or Supplemental Instruction Leader, please visit our website, pnw.edu/sas.

The Writing Center is available to assist students with planning, writing, and revising papers. For more information, visit the Writing Center website.

We do our best to meet every students’ needs, however, tutors may not be available for the course or at a time that is convenient for the student. It best to meet our office to discuss your individual tutoring needs and we will make every attempt to help you find a tutor.