Loyola University Chicago

Tutoring Center

Student Academic Services

Tutoring

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"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 popular...and effective.

Group tutoring is available during Fall/Spring semesters primarily for 100 and 200 level undergraduate courses.

Please note the Tutoring Center does not offer tutoring for graduate level courses or provide writing assistance. Please visit our colleagues in the LUC Writing Center for assistance.


Peer Tutoring‌‌

Peer tutoring is set-up at Loyola in study groups of 3- 8 students led by an undergrad peer tutor. In order to access tutoring, there needs to be at least 3 students in a subject area (e.g. STAT 103) who need assistance and are taking a course that is not currently supported by Supplemental Instruction (session schedule found on our homepage, www.luc.edu/tutoring). If you have tutoring needs and there is not yet a tutoring group set up, please contact Annie Kelly, Associate Director of the Tutoring Center at akelly2@luc.edu and she will send you a form to complete. When at least 3 students have indicated they need tutoring in the same class, a tutoring group will be created and a tutor assigned.

If there is a tutoring group that has already formed in the subject you need, you are welcome to register with that group via TutorTrac. Please note that at the beginning of each semester it is common for there to not be much availability for tutoring on TutorTrac due to tutoring groups not having been formed. Thus, it is important to request tutoring early on so your tutoring groups can be created. 

Students receive one-hour of tutoring per subject per week. Students seeking more than one hour of appointment based tutoring per week for a given subject can request additional tutoring by emailing Annie Kelly, Associate Director of the Tutoring Center at akelly2@luc.edu

Who would be in your tutoring group?

  • 3-8 students per group within the same course (e.g. STAT 103) 
  • Group can meet once a week for one-hour (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
  • Group members can be 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!