Loyola University Chicago

Center for Tutoring & Academic Excellence

Tutoring

The path to knowledge need not be traveled alone

‌Research shows that students learn more and remember information longer when they actively engage in their own learning.  One of the best ways to do this is to work in groups.  When you and your peers begin asking each other questions, thinking through solutions together, and hearing answers to questions you hadn’t even thought of, you learn better.  That's why our various Tutoring programs are so popular...and so effective.

The CTAE offers several different programs each semester, including class-specific tutor-led small groups, Academic Coaching groups dedicated to general academic support, and a Study Buddy Directory for students seeking out more independent collaboration with other students in the same class or subject area.

Groups formed during Fall/Spring semesters only.

Sign up for small group tutoring using TutorTrac


Tutoring

Who's In Your Group

  • 1-8 students per group, all taking the same course with the same instructor
  • Group meets once a week (same day/time) for the entire semester
  • Sessions led by a trained peer tutor

Getting the Most Out of Tutoring

  • Request tutoring early in the semester - it can take 1-3 weeks to be placed with a tutoring group
  • In order to expedite group formation, a group may start out as a One-on-One tutoring session, with group members being added throughout the semester as requests are made
  • Come to every tutoring session on time
  • Attend class, take notes, and do your homework outside of your tutoring time--small group tutoring is a supplemental academic support, not a substitute for doing your own work
  • Bring your book, notes, graded work and tools to the tutoring sessions
  • Bring your questions!