The Murphy Learning Center will be open Sunday and Monday (October 17th and 18th) during Wellness Weekend. Times may be slightly altered from regular hours, so please check the schedule before you visit the MLC.

The full schedule can be found here:

Need help with a paper, research project, exam or essay for your history class?  Need advice on studying for your HIS 110 course -- or any other history class?  Want to talk to a fellow student instead of (or in addition to) your professor?

Come in to the Murphy Learning Center (second floor of Murphy Library) to talk to our History Peer Tutors.  They are students like yourself, who have already completed many history courses.

History tutor coordinator

Here at the Murphy Learning Center, our tutors are all friendly, qualified individuals. All of our tutors have gotten good grades in the classes they tutor and have been recommended by faculty from their department. In addition to their knowledge our tutors are now taking a class designed to make them effective tutors. Meet our tutors!

Tori Holtz

Tori Holtz

I'm from Sheboygan, Wisconsin and this is my fourth year at UWL. I'm a Social Studies Education major with an emphasis in History Ed, so I have taken a variety of history classes spanning several topics. I studied abroad in Spain last year where I studied history and Spanish. After I graduate I plan to become a high school history teacher. I am the proud owner of way too many plants and my beta fish, swim shady. 

Lindsey Ward

Lindsey Ward

Majors: Broad Field Social Studies Education and History Education

About Me: I grew up in Rochester, Minnesota where I discovered a passion for history in high school. My overall career goal is to make history intriguing and fun, whether that’s in my future classroom or as a tour guide for school trips. Throughout my time at UW-La Crosse, I have been exposed to a wide variety of topics and assignments in the history department that have enabled me to practice different skills, including research at Murphy Library, writing papers, and composing other projects. I would love to pass those skills on to anyone who is struggling with college-level writing or composition in their history courses!

Study Tip: When a paper is assigned, always leave yourself plenty of time to adjust your ideas, find sources, and edit. Start to get an idea of how long you need to write the paper itself and add extra time onto that. You will appreciate having an outline and sources ready to go!