Your best bets for academic help

Drowning in statistics? Fed up with physics? There are plenty of resources on campus and around D.C. if you need extra help with schoolwork this semester.

Need a hand with your writing?
The recently renovated GW Writing Center is located on the entrance floor of Gelman Library, with tutoring sessions lasting 25 or 50 minutes. Make an appointment in advance for any day except Saturday, and choose a tutor who specializes in your specific trouble spot. Tutors are also available in Eckles Library on the Mount Vernon Campus on Wednesday and Sunday evenings.

Struggling with intro-level courses?
Take advantage of free tutoring in economics, math and chemistry at Eckles Library Sundays and Wednesdays. The personalized sessions allow you to bring specific assignments from intro-level classes to get exactly the help you need.

Need help with engineering work?
All GW students can get 10 hours of free tutoring each academic year through the University’s tutoring initiative. Drop by Gelman Library Wednesday or Sunday nights for more help in math and economics. Some departments, including statistics, physics and engineering, also offer their own tutoring sessions.

Want off-campus help?
If you’re interested in regular tutoring outside GW, check out Georgetown Tutoring, which offers personal, group, online and drop-in sessions to students around the District. For one-on-one sessions, tutors will meet wherever you like, but prices vary.

Need to brush up on foreign languages?
The University’s Language Center offers foreign language tutoring and a language exchange program for students to practice speaking with other students. You can sign into the language exchange database to connect with students to practice with, or attend a session of Eckles Library’s Foreign Language CafĂ© – a faculty-led language discussion in different foreign languages at each meeting.

Additionally, the Global Language Network, founded by a GW student, is a D.C. nonprofit that teaches more than 60 languages throughout the year. Classes cost $50 to $100 each, and are a great way to prepare to study abroad or just learn a different language. During the academic year, the classes meet once a week for two hours, and are offered at a number of different levels.

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