Learning Center

Welcome to the GateWay Learning Center! We offer FREE in-person and online academic tutoring and a variety of learning support to enrolled students. The Learning Center is located on the second floor of the IE building in IE2108.  

Our Mission​​


Student success is at the heart of our mission. We are here to:

  • Empower all students to take control of their own learning.
  • Provide a safe environment for asking questions, trying new approaches, and forming meaningful relationships with the college community.
  • Offer quality academic support tailored to the diverse learning needs of GateWay students.

Our Services


Academic Tutoring

  • One-on-one appointments
  • Group appointments
  • Drop-in writing, math, and science 

Call (602) 286-8800 or stop by the Learning Center in IE2108 to schedule an appointment.  Same-day appointments are subject to tutor availability.

We can help you in the following areas (subject to tutor availability).

  • Accounting
  • Allied Health
  • Biology (including Anatomy & Physiology)
  • Chemistry
  • Communication
  • Economics
  • English
  • ESL
  • Math
  • Nursing
  • Physics
  • Reading
  • Spanish
  • Writing
  • Identifying and reviewing key course concepts
  • Developing new strategies for in-class success
  • Discovering personal learning habits
  • Learning effective test-taking strategies
  • Accessing supplemental and online study resources

Don’t see your class listed? Give us a call!

Brainfuse Online Tutoring

Online tutoring is available for GateWay courses! Tutoring is available for math, biology, physics, anatomy, nursing, reading, accounting, writing and more.

Click here for more information on how to sign-up for and use Brainfuse..

Skype Tutoring

Can’t make it to campus? Schedule an appointment by phone to Skype with a Learning Center tutor!  Click here for directions on how to download Skype.

Online Writing Center

Need help writing a paper but don’t have time to meet with a writing tutor? The Learning Center offers FREE online writing tutoring for all GateWay classes.

For details on how to submit your writing assignment, click the following link: https://maricopa.instructure.com/enroll/CJK8PH.

While we won’t correct your paper for you, we will provide helpful, instruction-aligned feedback on:
  • Assignment Expectations
  • Format Requirements
  • Structure
  • Strengths
  • Areas for Improvement

Study Strategies Consultation

In addition to subject-based tutoring, you can schedule a consultation for strengthening your academic skills in:

  • Textbook reading
  • Test-taking
  • Note-taking
  • Time management
  • Memory improvement

Learning Resources 

We offer a variety of learning resources for you to use in the Learning Center, including:

  • Textbooks
  • Laptops
  • Anatomical models
  • Microscopes and slides
  • Study guides and handouts

Computer Lab

You can use a laptop or our computer lab. All computers are equipped with educational software, internet access, Microsoft Office applications, and access to our printer.

Workshops

We offer workshops each semester to help you in the areas of writing and study skills.

For Fall 2019, we are offering the following preparatory workshops:

  • Power Math Camp

Mon., July 29 through Thu. Aug. 1, 2019 // IE 2201

Refresh your skills and gain math confidence for any math class with our free, four-day workshop series. You can attend any day or level that fits your needs on a case-by-case basis. There are three levels of Power Math Camp:

Power Math Camp Basics, 9:00 am - 11:00 am each day
Ideal for:  Students entering MAT 082, MAT 085, MAT 092, MAT 126, or MAT 146
Prerequisite:  None
Topics Covered:  Fractions, decimals, percentages, ratios and proportions, measurement, basic geometry, basic statistics

Power Math Camp I, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm each day
Ideal for:  Students entering MAT 122 or MAT 126
Prerequisite:  Experience with topics from introductory algebra
Topics Covered:  Order of operations, distributive property, combining like terms, evaluating expressions, solving linear equations and systems of linear equations; operations with polynomials

Power Math Camp II, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm each day
Ideal for:  Students entering MAT 150 or higher
Prerequisite:  Experience with topics from intermediate algebra
Topics Covered:  Quadratic, rational, radical, exponential, and logarithmic expressions, equations, and functions

Click here to sign up online.

  • Power Up: Accuplacer Reading

Fri., Aug. 9, 2019 // 9:00 am - 3:30 pm // Library Room IE 1100

Save a semester of time and tuition! Come to our FREE, one-day workshop to help students who are close to placing into RDG 091/100 and learn the best methods for taking the reading part of the Accuplacer to get your best score.

Click here to sign up online.

  • Power Up: WritePlacer Ready

Tue., Aug. 6 or Wed., Aug. 7, 2019 // 9:00 am - 3:30 pm // MA 1185

Save a semester of time and tuition! Come to our FREE, one-day workshop for students who are close to placing into ENG 101 and learn the best methods for taking the WritePlacer to get your best score.

Click here to sign up online.

  • Power Up: Learning CANVAS

Tue., Aug. 27, OR Wed., Aug. 28, OR Thu., Aug. 29, 2019 // 1:00 - 1:50 pm // Room TBD

Become computer confident by attending our FREE, one-hour workshop for learning CANVAS, GateWay’s online class-management system. Learn how to find and submit your assignments, how to get notifications from your professors, and more.

Click here to sign up online.

  • Power Up: Learning Microsoft Word and Google Docs

Tue., Aug. 27, OR Wed., Aug. 28, OR Thu., Aug. 29, 2019 // 2:00 - 2:50 pm // Room TBD

Become computer confident by attending our FREE, one-hour workshop for learning MS Word and Google Docs to write your papers for any class.

Click here to sign up online.

  • Power Up: For BIO 156

Tue., Aug. 27 through Thu., Aug. 29, 2019 // 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm // IE 3208

Make sure you’re ready for your Allied Health BIO class! Come to our FREE, three-day workshop series to help you strengthen the foundational lab, math, and chemistry skills (one covered each day) needed at the beginning of BIO 156, so you can succeed from early in the semester onwards.

Click here to sign up online.

 


 

Looking for a part-time job on campus? The Learning Center is hiring tutors and experienced front desk staff! Stop by IE2108 for an application.