The MLC is Open for Virtual Business!

The MLC is open for tutoring during the summer! We are using WebEx to continue to offer tutoring for summer sessions. The Writing Center and Public Speaking Center are both offering tutoring via appointment, as they always have done. If you have any questions, please email

Start by finding the subject you want under "schedule" in the menu on the left side of this page.

How to access WebEx video sessions

  1. Click on “Schedule” in the page menu on the left.
  2. Choose the subject you want tutoring for.
  3. Scroll down, click on the “Tutoring schedule” tab.
  4. Look at the schedule. Choose a tutor who is working at the time you need. If you have connectivity issues, you can email the tutor a question.
  5. Click on their WebEx link for a video tutoring session.
  6. Follow the on-screen instructions. You will be given the option of installing the WebEx software, or joining via your browser. The app gives more options, so that is preferable.
  7. Most tutoring is drop-in, so there might be other students in the room. The tutor will assist you as soon as they can. You can listen in too (mute your mic, if you are just listening), and also contribute, if you like, just like in the physical MLC!
  8. WebEx have a FAQ 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!

Brian Allen

Brian Allen

Major: History with a Regional Emphasis (American)

About Me: After I graduate, my plan is to attend the Police Academy at Western Tech. I greatly enjoy helping others and sharing my knowledge of history is something I find very enjoyable. Here at UW-L, I also participate in the marching band by instructing the drum line which is a very fun experience during the fall. Outside of classes, I like to spend time with friends and play videogames.

                                                                                                                                Study tip: Always overestimate the time that it will take you to write a paper. There is a lot of work that goes into an essay before you even start writing which includes researching and gathering sources. Keeping this in mind will help you avoid last minute panic and stress and make the entire process much smoother.

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!

Please check back for available tutoring hours in fall 2020.