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 benifit  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 2014 Help Sessions

Day & Time
Statics Help Sessions

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

GEM 224
ME 125 Help Session Wed. 7:00 - 9:00 pm GEM 150
Mechanics of Materials Help Sessions Tues. 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Thur. 7:00 - 9:00 pm

GEM 233

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 159