COVID-19: Shift to Online Tutoring

As a response to COVID-19, the Learning Commons will provide only online tutoring throughout the Fall 2020 semester and the facilities will not reopen unti further notice. Please check the university website for updates and information for campus news.

For information about writing tutoring, see our writing page. For information about STEM tutoring, see our math and science pages. Visit our FAQs for online tutoring page for more information about our online tutoring services and our Scheduling An Appointment page for a step-by-step visual guide on reserving your appointments with us.

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Mission: Motivate. Strengthen. Support.

What is the Learning Commons?

The Learning Commons is also known as the center for tutoring. We are located in the NEW Student Service Building on the 2nd floor. Our mission is to motivate students, strengthen their academic skills, and support their intellectual and ethical development in collaborative and safe environment.


Who Are We?

Our team consists of well-trained professional and student staff who are committed to enhance students’ self-worth and confidence through relationships of trust and a challenge and support approach.  All of our student tutors are faculty recommended and go through a vigorous hiring and training process to ensure that our students have the best experience while visiting the Learning Commons.


How Can We Help?

The Learning Commons consists of three main tutoring areas:

  •  Writing Center  (writing support)
  •  Math Lab (math support)
  •  Peer Tutoring (general subject tutoring, such as science, accounting, finance, and statistics)

All of our tutoring services are FREE for students enrolled at UNT Dallas. Whether you feel like you need extra resources and tools or just want to extend your learning in a social environment, the Learning Commons is here to help. We also offer FREE online tutoring services through Smarthinking. Check out the Smarthinking tab for more information. 


Hours of Operation

The Learning Commons is open 7 days a week to accommodate our UNT Dallas students, except during summer. During the FALL 2020 semester beginning August 24th, the Learning Commons facilities WILL NOT be open; however, online tutoring will be available for students.


The Writing Center operates on an appointment basis, so students must schedule appointments online, over the phone, or in person (when facilities are open) to work with a writing tutor. Online tutoring takes two forms: Email Tutoring and Real-Time Video Tutoring. Students can submit their papers for written feedback (Email Tutoring) or can schedule a virtual appointment and interface online with a tutor (Real-Time Video Tutoring).


All other subject tutoring occurs on a walk-in basis as long as a tutor is available and facilities are open, but we also provide online appointments. Only online tutoring will be available for the SUMMER 2020 semester. Students will reserve their tutoring appointment slots on WCOnline, and tutoring sessions will be held using Zoom for Real-Time Video Tutoring. Not all tutors work every day, which means that all subjects may be not be available at all times. For schedules for specific tutors and/or subjects, visit the "Math Lab" or "Science" tabs for more information.

Upcoming closures: The Learning Commons will be closed on Monday, September 7, and November 26th-29th in observence of the university's closures. To get help during these times, please visit Smarthinking.

FALL 2020 HOURS: *August 24th - December 13th 

*Edited as a response to COVID-19


Writing Center


Monday - Friday

10:00am - 7:00pm

10:00am - 7:00pm


10:00am - 5:00pm

10:00am - 5:00pm


2:00pm - 6:00pm




Online Only


Online Only