The Center for Tutoring & Academic Excellence exists in support of the work of Loyola's esteemed faculty to educate and transform Loyola University Chicago's undergraduate students. The Center provides students a collaborative environment in which to engage course material and each other, fostering a sense of community and purpose, as well as contextual understanding during the learning process.
Course content is revisited in weekly one-hour small group sessions in which students can ask each other questions, delve into course resource materials, and attempt to "teach back" some of the concepts they are attempting to retain. These sessions are guided by peer tutors who have been carefully screened and trained to mediate such learning environments, and who are personally invested in the subject matter and the success of the students in their groups. Our center also offers drop-in study halls led by our staff and academic coaching services. Visit the "Our Services" menu for a complete listing of all the opportunities available.
Our Staff is comprised of the best and brightest young minds that Loyola University Chicago has to offer. Upon being selected for our staff, one undergoes an extensive training and is required to continue that training throughout their employ with us. We constantly strive to make our tutors the most effective tutors they can be. Moreover, our tutors are tutoring courses that they themselves have achieved an “A” or higher in; in many cases tutoring sections for the same professor they received instruction from.
If you have an outstanding student you feel would make an excellent tutor, please feel free to recommend them to us by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Center for Tutoring & Academic Excellence encourages ideas and requests from faculty and departments who seek to generate new discipline-specific programming and partnerships. As the Center continues to evolve in support of the University mission and the Jesuit tradition of transformative education, we seek opportunities for collaboration at all levels. If you have an idea or need, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Encouraging Students to Use the Center for Tutoring & Academic Excellence
The Center, like so many other excellent resources on campus, is funded by students and meant as a tool for academic and personal excellence. Students from a host of majors and backgrounds utilize the services. However, one of the main reasons some students do not utilize the Center is that they don't know about it or how to utilize it. That's where we need your help.
By including the Center for Tutoring & Academic Excellence note in your syllabus, or by allowing a representative of the Center to visit your classroom, you can greatly contribute to the number of students who know this service is there for them.
If you have a student that could benefit from tutoring you can also refer them to the "Our Services" menu here at our website.