Hesse Learning Resource Center


Hesse Scholar Program

The Hesse Learning Resource Center is dedicated to former College of Engineering Dean Herman Hesse and his wife, Helen. Dean Hesse served as the Dean of Engineering from 1949 until 1965, and guided the transformation of a newly reinstituted program into a fully accredited college. Upon their deaths, the couple left more than $3.6 million to benefit  engineering students, including the Hesse Scholars serving as tutors. Their love for students lives on through the scholorships and services provided as part of the Center's program.

Mission Statement

The Hesse Learning Resource Center will support the mission of the Valparaiso University College of Engineering by promoting the recruitment, retention, and success of students. This will be accomplished by recruiting and training peer tutors, providing one-on-one academic coaching and supporting all student advising activities within the college.

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  • Walk-in Peer Tutoring in Math, Physics, and Engineering Courses
  • Peer-led help sessions
  • Resources on Study Skills
  • Course-Specific Small Group Tutoring
  • Academic Coaching

No Appointments necessary for walk-in tutoring in first-year classes!

Hesse Center Information

Location:   Gellersen 121
Walk-in Tutoring Hours:   Sunday 7:00-10:00 pm
Monday-Thursday 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Monday-Thursday  7:00 - 10:00 pm
Friday 10:30 am-2:30pm
Saturday 2:00 - 5:00 pm
  Laura Sanders



(219) 464-5210

Spring 2015 Help Sessions

Day & Time
GE 109 Mechanics: Statics Recitations

Sun.  7:00 - 8:00 pm
Mon. 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Wed. 7:00 - 8:00 pm

GEM 120

CE/ME 215 Mechanics of Materials Recitations

Tues. 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Thur. 7:00 - 8:00 pm

GEM 124
ME 104 Help Sessions
Mon. 7:00 - 9:00 pm

GEM 150

MATLAB Help Sessions

Sun.  7:00 - 9:00 pm
Wed. 7:00 - 9:00 pm

GEM 150
ECE 110/222/262 Help Sessions

Sun. 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Tues. 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Thur. 7:00 - 9:00 pm

GEM 137

ECE 252 Help Sessions Mon. 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Wed. 7:00 - 9:00 pm
GEM 162

Course Specific Tutoring Requests

Engineering and Pre-Engineering Students that have used all available first-level academic support services, such as professor office hours, help sessions, recitations, and drop-in tutoring available in the Hesse Learning Resource Center may apply to participate in small group tutoring for a specific course.  Spots in the Hesse Center Small Group Tutoring Program may be limited based on the demand and availability of peer tutors.

If you meet the requirements above, please complete the application to request an assignment.