Learning Center

Learning Center

The Learning Center offers free academic support services for enrolled students including academic and study skills tutoring, writing workshops, learning aids and group study rooms.

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.


Learning Center 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.



Learning Center services promote student success by encouraging the development of important academic skills through tutoring and preparation.

Academic Tutoring

Tutoring is available in, but not limited to, the following subject areas:

One-on-one tutoring is available by appointment or on a walk-in basis for math, chemistry and writing, during designated hours. Group tutoring is also available.

Brainfuse Online Tutoring

Online tutoring available for GateWay courses. Tutoring is available for Math, Biology, Physics, Anatomy, Nursing, Reading, Accounting, Writing and more.

Click here for more Brainfuse information.

Skype Tutoring

Skype with the Learning Center! Schedule an appointment by phone. 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!

Click on the following link: https://maricopa.instructure.com/enroll/CJK8PH.

  1. Type in your MEID and then your Password.
  2. Click on "Enroll in Course."
  3. Click on "Go to the course."
  4. Read the instructions provided on the home page and start submitting!

The tutor will respond to your writing using the following 5 categories: 

  • Assignment Expectations
  • Format Requirements
  • Structure
  • Strengths
  • Areas for Improvement

Papers are generally returned within one business day. During the Fall and Spring semesters, papers submitted Friday by 5 p.m. will be returned by 12 p.m. Monday. During  Summer semester, papers submitted by Thursday 5 p.m. will be returned by 12 p.m. Monday  (no weekend service).

This is not an editing service; your tutor will not correct your paper.
Study Skills Tutoring

Note and test-taking skills are essential to student success. The Learning Center provides tutoring to help students learn these and other skills, including problem-solving, time management and textbook reading.

Computer-Based Learning

The Learning Center provides supplemental course software on computers in each of the three campus computer labs. Educational software is available for, but not limited to, math, biology, nutrition, medical terminology, spanish, psychology, reading, writing skills, nursing, ESL, english, chemistry, spelling, radiology, biology, respiratory care, ultrasound and facilities management content areas.

Learning Aids

The Learning Center offers a variety of learning resources, such as books and videos, to supplement classroom learning. Hands-on resources such as anatomical models, microscopes and slides, dictionaries and study guides are also available for student use.

Computer Lab

The Learning Center offers a computer lab located at room IE2108

IE2108 offers wireless internet connectivity and laptops for student checkout. All computers are equipped with educational software, internet access and Microsoft Office applications. Students and community users will be charged for printing from college computers. Students receive a $20 credit from July 1 - June 30, which allows for about 200 free pages.


The Learning Center offers workshops each semester to help students in the areas of writing, technology and note and test-taking strategies. Below is the schedule for future workshops. 



Learning Center services help students:

Tutoring sessions are available by appointment or on a walk-in basis. Call (602) 286-8800 to schedule an appointment or stop by the Learning Center in IE2108 to check resource availability.

  • Accounting
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Communication
  • Economics
  • English
  • Health
  • Math
  • Nursing
  • Physics
  • Spanish
  • Writing
  • Identify and review key course concepts
  • Develop new strategies for in-class success
  • Discover personal learning habits
  • Learn effective test-taking strategies
  • Access supplemental and online study resources