Pforzheimer Learning & Teaching Center

The Pforzheimer Learning and Teaching Center plays a significant role in supporting the intellectual life of both students and faculty on the Wellesley campus. 

The mission of the Center, or PLTC, is to provide students with a variety of programs and services designed to help them realize their academic potential and to give faculty members the opportunity to explore issues in higher education, teaching methodologies and the academic culture of Wellesley College.

Tutoring is the heart of the Center's academic support services. The PLTC offers a variety of tutorial programs focused on individualized peer tutoring, supplemental instruction and study skills instruction. Peer tutors and PLTC staff help students build on their academic strengths, overcome difficulties, and develop strategies for academic success.  Faculty members participate in programs that enable them to share insights, refine teaching skills, and implement pedagogical innovations.

To learn more about the PLTC, which is located in the Margaret Clapp Library, or if you are interested in its services, please visit the PLTC Web pages.

Contact Us

Contact Us

Pforzheimer Learning and Teaching Center


3rd Floor Clapp Library
Wellesley College
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481


Roberta Schotka,
director of programs
Nolan Flynn,
faculty director
Kim Lancaster, administrative assistant

Phone: 781. 283.2641


Clapp Library

Margaret Clapp Library

The Margaret Clapp Library is the largest library on campus, focused on humanities and social sciences. It also houses the love letters of Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning.