Tutoring and Academic Engagement Center


Susan Lesyk, Director
541-346-2184 fax
68 Prince Lucien Campbell Hall

The Tutoring and Academic Engagement Center offers information, resources, and guidance to faculty members who would like to enhance their teaching and students who intend to improve their learning and the quality of their course work.


Free, drop-in tutoring for mathematics, writing, and first-year language is available throughout the week on the fourth floor of Knight Library in TLC Sky Studio. Writing and language tutors hold sessions and offer feedback, allowing students to take the next step in their studies. For math help, tutors circulate throughout the room to clarify concepts in algebra, trigonometry, and calculus.

For consistent, ongoing help throughout the term, students should consider small-group tutoring. Groups of six or fewer students meet two hours a week for support in specific math, language, and science courses. For individual tutoring and costs, contact the center office, where a tutor database for many UO courses is maintained. engage.uoregon.edu


One- to 3-credit courses offer strategies to improve the quality of course work, enhance learning, and boost academic confidence. Subjects include time management, test-taking, critical thinking, speed reading, and more.

Individual Meetings

Learning skills specialists are available to meet students on an individual basis to discuss specific concerns, suggest alternative approaches to studying or completing course work, and offer resources that help students reach their educational goals.


Each fall, the center's Get Savvy program features free workshops on topics related to academic success. Additional sessions on topics such as maximizing time or preparing for midterm examinations are available throughout the year.

Test Preparation

The center offers preparation for the Graduate Record Examination, Graduate Management Admission Test, and Medical College Admission Test. These test preparation workshops are designed to reduce test anxiety and help students gain knowledge, skills, practice, and confidence, and reduce test anxiety.


In addition to services available to all students, the center houses programs that address the needs of specific student populations.

Class Encore provides small-group study sessions for large classes that allow students to get together once a week outside of class to discuss course concepts, ask questions, and collaborate to solve problems. classencore.uoregon.edu

The Health Professions Program provides guidance and resources for students interested in pursuing careers in health fields. Advisors help students make informed curricular choices, find enriching opportunities, and prepare competitive graduate school applications. healthprofessions.uoregon.edu

Student Support Services (part of the federally funded Trio Program) provides students comprehensive support, including academic and personal counseling, study skills workshops, and assistance securing financial aid and scholarships. triosss.uoregon.edu

The McNair Scholars Program (part of the federally funded Trio Program) prepares qualified juniors and seniors for graduate study. Students engage in funded research, produce competitive Graduate School applications, and locate funding sources for advanced study. mcnair.uoregon.edu

Pathway Oregon provides comprehensive support to eligible students. Advisors assist students in making choices that help them achieve their academic, personal, and career goals. This program is offered to eligible students at the time of their admission to the University of Oregon. pathwayoregon.uoregon.edu

The Undergraduate Support Program offers academic support to students who have the potential, motivation, and commitment to earn University of Oregon degrees, despite having faced obstacles that affected previous academic performance. Students are notified of eligibility at the time of their admission.

The Teaching Engagement Program

Lee Rumbarger, Director 

The UO Teaching Engagement Program supports teachers across ranks and disciplines, building a resourceful campus teaching culture. Faculty members engage in workshops, seminars, and individual consultations on a wide range of topics, such as innovative assignments, student evaluations, learning objectives, classroom dynamics, mentoring students, and technology in the classroom.


Course usage information

TLC 101. Introduction to University Study. 3 Credits.

Helps students learn, adapt, and apply effective study skills, including strategies for time management, note taking, critical reading, writing, and test preparation.

Course usage information

TLC 199. Special Studies: [Topic]. 1-5 Credits.

Addresses specific topics such as time management, reading, writing, testing, presentation skills, and math strategies. Repeatable twice per topic for maximum of 6 credits.

Course usage information

TLC 399. Special Studies: [Topic]. 1-5 Credits.

Repeatable. Topics include grammar and style, research skills, critical thinking, communication, and speed reading.

Course usage information

TLC 408. Workshop: [Topic]. 1-4 Credits.


Course usage information

TLC 409. Practicum: [Topic]. 1-4 Credits.

Repeatable for maximum of 6 credits.

Course usage information

TLC 508. . 1-4 Credits.

Course usage information

TLC 608. Workshop: [Topic]. 1-4 Credits.


Course usage information

TLC 609. Practicum: [Topic]. 1-4 Credits.

Repeatable for maximum of 6 credits.