Michael P. Weber Learning Skills Center

The Learning Skills Center has served Duquesne University students, faculty and staff for more than 30 years. We provide free tutoring, academic counseling, study skills development, various forms of testing and learning disabilities services.

Over the past five years, we have served more than 5,000 people, 3,000 of whom were students seeking tutoring. It is our trained, supervised, paid tutors that make our services so popular and effective.

The Learning Skills Center also provides student development services to the larger Pittsburgh community. Over the past 25 years, our Summer Institute and our Program for Academic Coaching Through Tutoring (PACT), a service learning initiative, have served thousands of public school students from the Hill, Oakland, South Side, North Side, Lawrenceville, East Liberty, Homewood and other Pittsburgh communities.

All Summer Institute and PACT alumni graduate from high school, most attend college, and a few have even graduated from Duquesne University.

The Learning Skills Center is a major component of the University's retention program. Each year we outreach to and assist hundreds of students who encounter academic difficulties and need a helping hand to get back on the path to success.

Operational Support Opportunities

Endowed Tutor Scholarship Fund: Provides three student tutors with 25 percent of their tuition for two academic years.

Endowed Partial Tutor Scholarship Fund: Provides two student tutors with 15 percent of their tuition for two academic years.

Endowed Tutorial Fund: Attracts and compensates top quality tutors.

Endowed PACT Scholarship Fund: Provides an annual scholarship for two PACT alumni attending Duquesne.

Endowed Summer Institute Scholarship Fund: Provides tuition, room and board for two Pittsburgh Public School students from deserving families to attend the Summer Institute.

Endowed Directorship: Ensures that the University continues to attract and retain a top professional as Director.