CALES Learning Lab: powered by the SALT Center

Learning Lab services are free for all students. Connect with a CALES Learning Coach — by appointment or workshop — to develop success goals and build skills with proven academic strategies in organizing course material, time management, studying, or reading and writing strategies.

Schedule a free appointment

  1. First time visiting the Learning Lab? Complete the referral form.
  2. After you completed the referral form, schedule an appointment. CALES Learning Lab does not charge students for any services.

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    More academic success opportunities

    Thanks to your Student Services Fee dollars at work, the majority of the UArizona THINK TANK tutoring and academic support services are FREE! THINK TANK also has competitively-priced individualized and specialized services. All fee-based services are billed to your Bursar account. Services include, but are not limited to:

    • tutoring
    • writing support
    • math exam support
    • test prep


    The Strategic Alternative Learning Techniques (SALT) Center is an academic support program that provides services to University of Arizona students with learning and attention challenges. Our innovative approach is recognized as one of the most successful at promoting student achievement in the university setting.

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    CALES Peer Mentors

    The CALES Student Success Peer Mentor program offers you the opportunity to develop advanced skills in building rapport and individual coaching. CALES peer mentors receive semester-long training in leadership, communication, problem-solving, critical thinking skills and relationship-building skills in order to help and support peers in having a successful experience at the university. The leadership for-credit program offers ongoing professional development during weekly meetings to learn how to effectively support, inform and guide their student mentees with the goal of better preparing them to be academically and developmentally successful.

    CALES Peer Mentors

    Arizona Online MentorCats

    Are you looking for support while also building community with your fellow online Wildcats? MentorCats is an exciting new mentoring program for Arizona Online students who want to connect with fellow online learners! When you join MentorCats, you are matched with mentors who are there to offer guidance as you acclimate to life as a student in Arizona Online. Mentors will assist you in navigating the many adjustments that you might face when attending college as a fully online learner. You will be able to easily connect with your mentor virtually by text, phone, email, or virtual meeting platform.


    To thrive means to grow or develop vigorously, to flourish. Students thrive when they engage socially and academically, and when they feel a sense of belonging in the Wildcat community. By focusing on the assets each student brings with them to college and connecting them with valuable campus resources, Thrive Center is committed to ensuring that students do not just survive at UA, but thrive.

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