GCU Learning Lounge®

As part of our community outreach efforts, the GCU Learning Lounge is proud to offer academic support to local 2nd -12th grade students in our community. These students are tutored and mentored by specially trained college scholars who are passionate about helping the next generation of learners.

The Learning Lounge:

  • Provides virtual and in-person, one-on-one and small group academic assistance services at no cost to the student.
  • Learning Advocates (LEADs) are excelling college scholars in the areas of mathematics, reading and science.
  • LEADs possess high energy and have a passion to serve others.
  • LEADs receive specialized training to assist high school students.

NEW VIRTUAL LEARNING LOUNGE!

We are offering free 40-minute virtual tutoring sessions for grades 2 - 12! Please review the handbook and complete the permission form – you can find both in the Helpful Information and Forms section – before booking your first session. If you already signed a physical form during a previous in-person visit, you do not need to fill out an online form now.

Once your permission form is completed, scroll down to our Meet the Team section to book an appointment!

Have a quick question, or need last-minute help? Call us at 602-247-2030 to meet with an available LEAD.

IN-PERSON

Beyond academic assistance services, the Learning Lounge locations offers a study area with oversized couches and chairs, free technology area and many other amenities.

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Helpful Information and Forms

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Virtual Tutor Scheduling

To schedule time with a virtual tutor, choose a LEAD from the Meet the Team section below and select "Book an Appointment".

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Meet the Team and Book an Appointment

Our virtual Learning Lounge team is here to provide academic support to 2nd - 12th grade students in our community. These students are mentored by our Learning Advocates (LEADs): specially trained college scholars who are passionate about helping the next generation of learners.

To schedule a virtual learning appointment, please select a LEAD from the area of support listed below that most closely matches your needs based on language, grade, subject, etc.

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Leadership

LEADs

Front Desk

Rebeka - LEAD team leader

Major: Psychology
 

Math

Alex - Lead team memberMajor: Elementary Education with an Emphasis in English as a Secondary Language
Second Language: Spanish
Tutors in: Math (2nd-9th grade), Reading/Writing (2nd-12th grade)

Andres - LEAD team memberMajor: Business Administration with a minor in Pre-Law
Second language: Spanish
Tutors in: Math - Algebra 1-2 (9th-12th grade)

Learning Lounge LEAD AydenMajor: Mathematics for Secondary Education
Tutors in: Math - Algebra, Probability, Statistics, Pre-Calc (6th-12th grade)
 

Bekah - Learning Lounge LEAD

Major: Elementary Education
Tutors in: Math - Pre-Calc (2nd-12th grade)
 

Brianna W. - Lead Team memberMajor: Secondary Education in Mathematics with a minor in Christian Studies
Tutors in: Math - Algebra 1-2 and Pre-Calc (6th-12th grade)
 

Carissa LeadHometown: Boise, ID
Major: Educational Studies
Interests: Volleyball, music, exploring
Tutors in: Math - Algebra, Pre-Calc, Calculus (6th-12th grade)
Availability: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday (3:30-8pm), Saturday (10:30am-2pm)

Deisy - LEAD team memberMajor: Biomedical Engineering
Second language: Spanish
Tutors in: Reading (7th-12th grade), Math - Algebra (7th-12th grade)

Edgar - LEAD team memberMajor: Mechanical Engineering
Second language: Spanish
Tutors in: Math - Algebra 1-4, Geometry, Pre-Calc, Physics (7th-12th grade), Science (7th-12th grade)

Frida - LEAD Team MemberMajor: Psychology with a minor in Public Administration
Second Language: Spanish
Tutors in: Math - Algebra, Geometry (8th - 12th grade) Science - Chemistry, Biology (8th - 12th grade) Writing (8th - 12th grade)

Gracie - LEAD team memberMajor: Marketing and Advertising
Tutors in: All subjects (2nd-6th grade)

Jackie - LEAD team memberMajor: Business Administration with a minor in Sports Management
Second language: Spanish
Tutors in: Math - Algebra (7th-12th grade), Reading (7th-12th grade)
 

Jacob - LEAD team member

Major: Entrepreneurial Studies with a Minor in Accounting
Tutors in: Math, Reading/Writing (7th-12th grade)
 

Jose - LEAD team member

Major: Mechanical Engineering
Second language: Spanish
Tutors in: Math - Algebra, Geometry, Pre-Calc, Calc (9th-12th grade), Physics (9th-12th grade)
 

KarimeMajor: Elementary Education with an Emphasis in English as a Secondary Language
Second language: Spanish
Tutors in: Reading/Writing (2nd-12th grade), Math - Algebra
 

Learning Lounge LEAD Kayla

Major: Mathematics for Secondary Education
Tutors in: Math (2nd-9th grade)

 

Kirsten - LEAD team memberMajor: Environmental Science
Tutors in: Science - Biology, Chemistry, Math - Physics (2nd-12th grade)

mackinnie lead team member

MajorForensic Science
Tutors in: Math - Algebra I (2nd-12th grade), Science - Biology, Chemistry

Marcus - LEAD Team MemberMajor: Mechanical Engineering
Second language: Spanish
Tutors in: Math - Pre-Calc (9th-12th grade)

Mario - LEAD team memberMajor: Secondary Education in Mathematics
Second language: Spanish
Tutors in: Math - Geometry, Algebra (9th-12th grade)

Mario LEADMajor: Mathematics for Secondary Education
Tutors in: Math (2nd-9th grade)

Shelby - Learning Lounge LEAD

Major: Entrepreneurial Studies
Tutors in: Math - Calculus, Algebra (2nd-12th grade) Reading/Writing (2nd-9th grade) Editing (2nd-12th grade)

SUZY LeadMajor: Special Education and Elementary Education
Tutors in: Reading and Writing (2nd-8th grade)
 

Reading and Writing

Alex - Lead team memberMajor: Elementary Education with an Emphasis in English as a Secondary Language
Second Language: Spanish
Tutors in: Math (2nd-9th grade), Reading/Writing (2nd-12th grade)

Allie LEADHometown: Temecula, CA
Major: Elementary Education
Tutors in: Reading/Writing (2nd-8th grade)

Brianna C. LEAD Team memberMajor: English for Secondary Education with a minor in Spanish
Second language: Spanish
Tutors in: Reading/Writing (7th-12th grade)

Carter - LEAD team member

Major: Elementary Education
Tutors in: Reading/Writing (2nd-9th grades), Science - Biology, Anatomy

Cheyenne - Learning Lounge LEAD

Major: Health Care Administration with a minor in Nutrition 
Tutors in: Reading/Writing (2nd-8th grade)
 

Deisy - LEAD team memberMajor: Biomedical Engineering
Second language: Spanish
Tutors in: Reading (7th-12th grade), Math - Algebra (7th-12th grade)

Frida - LEAD Team MemberMajor: Psychology with a minor in Public Administration
Second Language: Spanish
Tutors in: Math - Algebra, Geometry (8th - 12th grade) Science - Chemistry, Biology (8th - 12th grade) Writing (8th - 12th grade)

Gracie - LEAD team memberMajor: Marketing and Advertising
Tutors in: All subjects (2nd-6th grade)

Jackie - LEAD team memberMajor: Business Administration with a minor in Sports Management
Second language: Spanish
Tutors in: Math - Algebra (7th-12th grade), Reading (7th-12th grade)
 

Jacob - LEAD team member

Major: Entrepreneurial Studies with a Minor in Accounting
Tutors in: Math, Reading/Writing (7th-12th grade)
 

Jacqueline - LEAD Team member

Major: Psychology and Theology with an Emphasis in World Ministry
Second language: Spanish
Tutors in: Reading/Writing (2nd-12th grade)

KarimeMajor: Elementary Education with an Emphasis in English as a Secondary Language
Second language: Spanish
Tutors in: Reading/Writing (2nd-12th grade), Math - Algebra
 

Mackenzie - Learning Lounge LEAD

Major: Elementary Education with a Minor in Christian Studies 
Tutors in: Reading/Writing (2nd-12th grade)
 

Riley LEADHometown: Hesperia, CA
Major: Elementary Education
Tutors in: Reading/Writing (2nd-8th grade)
 

Shelby - Learning Lounge LEAD

Major: Entrepreneurial Studies
Tutors in: Math - Calculus, Algebra (2nd-12th grade) Reading/Writing (2nd-9th grade) Editing (2nd-12th grade)

SUZY LeadMajor: Special Education and Elementary Education
Tutors in: Reading and Writing (2nd-8th grade)
 

Science

Carter - LEAD team member

Major: Elementary Education
Tutors in: Reading/Writing (2nd-9th grades), Science - Biology, Anatomy

Edgar - LEAD team memberMajor: Mechanical Engineering
Second language: Spanish
Tutors in: Math - Algebra 1-4, Geometry, Pre-Calc, Physics (7th-12th grade), Science (7th-12th grade)

Frida - LEAD Team MemberMajor: Psychology with a minor in Public Administration
Second Language: Spanish
Tutors in: Math - Algebra, Geometry (8th - 12th grade) Science - Chemistry, Biology (8th - 12th grade) Writing (8th - 12th grade)

Gracie - LEAD team memberMajor: Marketing and Advertising
Tutors in: All subjects (2nd-6th grade)

Kirsten - LEAD team memberMajor: Environmental Science
Tutors in: Science - Biology, Chemistry, Math - Physics (2nd-12th grade)

mackinnie lead team member

MajorForensic Science
Tutors in: Math - Algebra I (2nd-12th grade), Science - Biology, Chemistry


Student Inspiring Students

Grand Canyon University’s Students Inspiring Students Neighborhood Scholarship Program is a grassroots, self-funded initiative. This scholarship program provides local students with full tuition scholarships, making education an accessible reality for all. To be eligible for the Students Inspiring Students scholarship, students must demonstrate financial need, maintain a minimum 3.5 GPA and receive 100 hours of academic assistance at the Learning Lounge. Scholarship recipients then pay it forward by volunteering their time at the Learning Lounge to help the next generation of scholars.

For more information and to donate to this initiative, please visit gcu.edu/SIS.

To apply for this student scholarship, please visit gcu.edu/SISApply.

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Contact Us

The two Valley locations where we proudly serve students remain unavailable at this time due to COVID-19. Please check back or follow us on social media for updates.

For questions about virtual tutoring sessions, please contact the Learning Lounge at 602-247-2030.

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Grand Canyon University
Humanities and Social Sciences
3300 W. Camelback Road
Building 16

In-person Hours of Operation
TBD

Virtual Learning Lounge Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday (Grades 2 – 12)
3 – 8 pm
Saturday (Grades 2 – 12)
10 am – 2 pm

American Family Fields of Phoenix 
3805 N. 53rd Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85031

Hours of Operation
TBD

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To request more information about the GCU Learning Lounge and its services, please complete the form below:

For questions or more information, please contact Katy Donaldson at 602-639-8249 or [email protected].


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Scholarship awards are intended to cover tuition, applicable enrollment and program fees and all other non-room and board costs. Tuition and fees will be covered by a combination of aid such as scholarships and grants from federal, state, private and institutional sources. The scholarship package cannot be applied toward parking, health insurance, housing or meal plan rates and is not transferrable, nor does it hold any cash value. This scholarship package is renewable for up to three years for eligible students who make timely application for renewal and meet all academic requirements. (Note: GCU strongly recommends a minimum of 50 hours of service in the GCU Learning Lounge per academic year in order to receive the letter of recommendation). To remain eligible, a student must be continuously enrolled full-time in the Fall/Spring semester and be in good academic standing. Full-time enrollment constitutes enrollment in 12 credits or more, 8 of which must be on the “Ground Campus.” GCU reserves the right to decline to award a scholarship for any reason. If a student does not meet the minimum renewal criteria, a scholarship will not be renewed. GCU reserves the right to change scholarship award and/or renewal criteria at any time without prior notice.

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