Center for Learning & Teaching

students working in the center

Bowdoin College has a group of programs developed to support learning and teaching throughout the curriculum. The programs and the EMS advisor are housed in Kanbar Hall and work cooperatively to enhance Bowdoin's curricular resources and to strengthen students' academic experience. The Center for Learning and Teaching programs include Academic Mentoring, Quantitative Reasoning, the Writing Project, and EMS and are described below. The Center is located in Kanbar 102 and in addition to being a location for tutoring, mentoring, advising and study groups, is also available for studying during open hours (see below).

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Information about the Programs

Academic Mentoring

Provides support to students including help with reading, time management, organization, general learning strategies, and help in specific courses. Daytime drop in hours available.The Program is located in the Center for Learning and Teaching, Kanbar Hall, Room 102. 

Quantitative Reasoning Program

Eric Gaze, Director

Provides support to students in understanding and using numerical information. Peer tutors provide study groups and some individual tutorials for students in quantitative courses. The Q-Reasoning Program is located in the Center for Learning and Teaching, Kanbar Hall, Room 102.

Writing Project

Kathleen O'Connor, Director 

Students in any discipline work with peer writing assistants to improve their writing process and strengthen their writing. Writing assistants work with students in selected courses, drop-in workshops, and semester – or year-long partnerships. The Writing Project is located in the Center for Learning and Teaching, Kanbar Hall, Room 102.

E M S (English for Multi-Lingual Speakers)

Lisa Flanagan, Advisor 

Students who are multi-lingual or who have parents who are non-native speakers of English may work with Lisa Flanagan, EMS tutor. They may seek help with understanding assignments and reading strategies; grammar; outlining, revising, and editing; and the conventions of scholarly writing. To schedule an appointment to meet with the E M SL Advisor, send a request to Lisa is available Mondays 8:30 - 4:00, Wednesdays 8:30 - 5:00, and Fridays 8:30 - 5:00. Lisa's office is located in Kanbar Hall, Room 102B.

Writing and Rhetoric

Meredith McCarroll, Director

Meredith's office is located in Kanbar Hall, Room 102E. She can be reached at or 207-721-5056.

Academic Year Office Hours for the Center for Learning and Teaching (CLT) - Tutoring for Success!

Supporting Achievement! Please drop by:
Daytime hours: Sunday: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm; Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Evening hours:  Sunday - Thursday: 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm