Learning Commons | Western Technical College | La Crosse, WI

Learning Commons

Student success is our top priority. At the Learning Commons, we provide free, individualized guidance from specialists, instructors, and peer tutors in most courses. Our Math, Health Science, and Communication Skills Specialists help students focus on the key skills needed for individual academic career goals and beyond. Whether you are looking for help with class work or insight into the best study skills, the Learning Commons will help set you up for success!


Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Friday, 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Sunday, 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Communications Assistance

Communications (reading, writing, and speech) at the college level can really be a challenge. Thankfully, we have professionals to support you in all aspects of communications. We offer writing and speech support, such as:

  • Brainstorming topics for any writing project or speech
  • Grammar and punctuation assistance
  • Resume and cover letter support
  • Job and scholarship applications

Reading at the college level is much different than reading for enjoyment. If you find yourself not understanding what you are reading, let us know so we can provide you with suggestions and strategies to help you now and in your future career choice.

Communications Assistance is provided in person in the Learning Commons during the hours posted below. Take a look at our Online Writing Center for other online support and resources.


Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Sunday, 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Math Center

The Math Center offers free walk-in tutoring to all Western students for any course involving mathematics. No appointments are necessary and all students are welcome!

In addition, The Math Center offers assistance with study skills such as time management, test taking strategies, managing test anxiety, etc. Whether it’s basic math, applied math, math with business applications, statistics, college algebra, etc. we are here to support your success.


Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Health Science Tutoring

Health Science classes at the college level can be very challenging. Thankfully, our professionals offer free, walk-in tutoring services in these areas!  Whether you are prepping for a test, coming in after a lecture to more completely understand a topic, looking at slides under a microscope, or picking up extra study materials, we are here for you!   All students are welcome to utilize our services in:

  • General or Advanced Anatomy & Physiology
  • Preparatory Anatomy & Physiology
  • Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology
  • Body Structure and Function
  • Medical Terminology

If you find you need assistance in a class other than those listed, we can certainly help find you a tutor in that area. 

We are here to help you succeed wherever your dreams take you!  


Monday-Wednesday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Thursday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Friday, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Other Academic Resources

Peer Tutoring

There is no substitute for attending class, completing all the assignments, and speaking to your instructors to ensure you reach success in all your classes. Nevertheless, there are times when some parts of the class seem to really be a challenge. If that is the case, a peer tutor may benefit you! Peer tutors are trained by the Learning Commons staff, and have met specific qualifications to be hired. Stop on in and talk with us about whether a peer tutor is the right strategy for you.

We are always looking for peer tutors to help out other students. If you want to earn a little extra cash, want to support other students, and received an “A” in the course, we are looking for you! Come talk with us. Not only will you learn more about the subject you tutor, but you will learn more about learning strategies for your own success. Plus, it looks great on your resume!

Learning Strategies Assistance

Everyone who has ever succeeded has reached her/his goal with help. We are focused on supporting your academic needs. It’s not about passing the next test, or the class – it’s about learning for a lifetime. Every student struggles at some point. However, the best students end up succeeding because they found help early and often!

Time management, note taking, and dealing with test anxiety are some of the learning strategies we can cover with you. These topics affect all aspects of your college and career success. Together, we will help you reach your goals at Western Technical College and beyond!

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