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A Message from the Writing and Learning Center

With mid-terms quickly shifting into finals, don’t forget that Cal Poly's Writing and Learning Center is offering virtual tutoring sessions in over 250 courses and subjects in addition to Zoom-based drop-in help hubs to support students with their math, statistics, and mechanical engineering courses. Students can reserve tutoring appointments and access the help hub links through the Writing and Learning Center's online scheduling system. Any students with requests for individualized academic support for courses or subjects not currently listed on the tutoring schedule can connect with the center's virtual front desk or email the Writing and Learning Center for support. Tutoring services are free for all Cal Poly students!

Supplemental Workshops in Mathematics and Science

Spring 2020 Supplemental Workshops Schedules



*Due to Covid-19 and Cal Poly moving to virtual courses, Spring 2020 Supplemental Workshops will be held virtually.*


Cal Poly's Supplemental Workshops (SW) Program develops academic enrichment environments of active learners who ascend the levels of Bloom's Taxonomy. 

Guided by trained peer facilitators, enrolled students participate in discussions, compare notes, develop study strategies and challenge their understanding with practice exams, worksheets and more.  Workshops meet twice a week and earn one unit of academic credit.

These workshops, offered in both science and math, guide students to master concepts and promote collaborative learning, including concept enhancement, and problem-solving.

Target Courses

  • Biology 111, 160, 161, 162
  • Chemistry 124, 125, 127, 128, 129, 312
  • Math 116, 117, 118, 119, 141, 142, 143, 161, 162, 182, 221, 241, 244
  • Physics 121, 122, 131, 132, 133, 141
  • Statistics 251, 252

Supplemental Workshops...

  • Is a Bi-weekly workshop facilitated by a peer who has successfully taken the course.
  • Supports specific Math and Science lecture sections
  • Is a risk-free environment where you are able to take chances and make mistakes
  • Is a place to learn and apply Metacogntive Learning Strategies to current and future courses
  • Guide students through an active learning process
  • Is a way to break down information and concepts into bite size pieces to understand

What's in it for you?

  • A higher grade
  • An opportunity to dive deeper with the information and mastery of your lecture course materials and concepts. 
  • Your workshop facilitator attends every class lecture, hears what you hear, and reads what you read.
  • The peer facilitator's job is to guide the workshop and keep students on track with course content.


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