The path to knowledge need not be traveled alone.
The Center for Tutoring & Academic Excellence staff looks forward to collaborating with you this year! Don't pass up the opportunity to enhance your education by joining your fellow students on their quest for optimum understanding and retention of course material.
NOTE: Fall requests end for Small Group Tutoring on NOV. 2nd. Requests for the Spring '13 my be submitted JAN.2nd.
Small Group Tutoring
Small Group Tutoring matches you with students from your course and a peer tutor for a regular weekly meeting to enhance your understanding of course material. This is achieved thru a collaborative approach. For more detailed information about how Small Group Tutoring works and what Collaborative Learning can do for you, click here.
Foreign Language Speaking Groups
(Fall '12 requests end on NOV. 2nd. Requests for the Spring '13 my be submitted JAN.2nd.)
Students of any language level can join these tutor-led groups for improving and retaining conversational skills. Speaking groups meet once a week. You do not have to be enrolled in a class to participate in a Foreign Language Speaking Group. If you are enrolled in a forgeign language class that you seek assistance in, you might consider "Small Group Tutoring" for that specific class as well. For more detailed information about how Foreign Language Speaking Groups work, click here.
Tutor-Led Study Halls
Tutor-Led Study Halls are a great place for you to work on your homework and study. If you get stuck or have a question, one of the tutors leading the study hall can help you get back on track! For a current listing of this semester's Study Halls, click here.
Study Buddy Directory
Students can use the Study Buddy Directory to set up private study groups, to locate the requisite three students necessary to open a small-group tutoring session, and to promote better communication and support across course sections. Once added to the Study Buddy Directory, you will receive a detailed email with access links and instructions on how to make the best use of this resource.
You will be given the option of being listed in the Study Buddy Directory when you complete the Collaborative Learners' Request form here.
Academic coaching will help you evaluate your time management skills, effectively plan your schedule and assist you in managing stress throughout the course of your semester. A vital tool in any student’s education, our academic coaching skills can be accessed thru drop-in Study Halls or in a more collaborative small group setting. Learn more here.
Academic Skills Workshop Series
The CTAE offers an ongoing series of workshops focusing on collegate academic skills vital to every student. Ranging in topic from "Public speaking" to "Final Exam Prep. For a complete schedule of workshops click here.
IL Academic Proficieny Test Prep
We offer small group tutoring on pertinent course material to students from the School of Education who are preparing to take the IL Academic Proficiency Test. These groups will meet once a week. As test day approaches they will meet more frequently. Sign up here.
If you are unable to commit to a weekly meeting you can also take advantage of our drop in Study Halls offered on this subject. Click here for this semester's drop-in study hall schedule.