Loyola University Chicago

Center for Tutoring & Academic Excellence

Division of Student Academic Services

Faculty Resources

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 CTAE 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 as well as the success of the students in their groups. 

All Tutors and Supplemental Instruction Leaders must have a letter of recommendation from a Professor/Instructor who has a knowledge of the student in their subject area(s) of interest. 

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 Jacqueline Walker at jwalker12@luc.edu

Faculty/Departmental Partnerships

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 Jacqueline Walker at jwalker12@luc.edu.  

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.

If you have a student that could benefit from tutoring you can also refer them to our website.