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Academic Support Center

Resources in Maguire Hall

Faculty Mentors

At Arrupe, faculty advising goes beyond its foundation in academic advising (registration, academic supports, bureaucracy management, etc.) in order to implement cura personalis, or care of the whole person. This is not your typical college advising. Faculty advisors are advocates and mentors who care for students and help with cultural navigation and integration processes at Arrupe and throughout the transfer process to four-year schools.

Faculty advising constitutes a year-round communicative relationship with students, dedicated to helping them achieve their holistic goals and have a successful and empowering college experience. Faculty advisors provide a first point of contact when students are unclear about where to go, helping to resolve issues and refer students to the resources that best suit their current needs, while also helping students to develop their own ability to engage complex systems and problems with increasing confidence and independence.

You can view your advisor assignment by logging into your LOCUS student center.

Writing Fellows

Writing Fellows are Arrupe College students who act as peers/experts, supporting their peers’ writing through modelling, collaboration, and feedback. The Fellows provide academic support to their peers through two channels:

    1. Embedded Tutoring in an Enhanced ACWRI Sequence

      The Enhanced ACWRI sequence makes individualized supplementary instruction an integral part of ACWRI 105 and ACWRI 110, Arrupe's introductory college writing courses. Enhanced sequences are scheduled in the morning and afternoon. Two Writing Fellows are attached to each Enhanced ACWRI section. Each Fellow is assigned 10 students to meet with for 25 minutes every week. Weekly meetings are individualized, with the student setting the agenda. By providing embedded tutoring as part of an Enhanced ACWRI sequence, Fellows help freshmen make the transition to college writing.

    2. Open Office Hours

      Using a model similar to the Loyola Writing Center, Fellows offers 25-minute appointments for one-on-one workshopping and feedback. By holding office hours, Fellows support writing across the curriculum for all Arrupe students. Sign up for an appointment by visiting https://arrupe.mywconline.com/.

If you are interested in learning more about opportunities to work with the Writing Fellows, you can contact the program director, Dr. Jose Castellanos.

Math Fellows

Similar to the Writing Fellows, Arrupe College trains a cadre of sophomores who tutor students in math and statistics. Fellows are available to Arrupe students at multiple points throughout the week.

Fellows offer one-on-one tutoring opportunities during office hours and content-specific workshops. Tutoring schedules are posted throughout Maguire Hall.

The Math Fellows Office is Maguire Hall 303.

If you are interested in learning more about opportunities to work with the Math Fellows, you can contact the program director, Kate Nissan.

Business Fellows

Similar to the Writing Fellows and Math Fellows, Business Fellows offer one-on-one tutoring in accounting, microeconomics, and macroeconomics.

Tutoring schedules are posted throughout Maguire Hall.

If you are interested in learning more about opportunities to work with the Business Fellows, you can contact the program director, Susan McCarthy.

Additional Learning Resources

The Writing Center

The LUC Writing Center guides students towards becoming better writers who can clearly communicate their most important opinions and careful research in a thoughtful, thorough manner. The center helps students with the entire writing process, from drafting based on reading and lecture notes, private reflections, and discussion with peers to completing a final essay draft. Undergraduate and graduate tutors from all disciplinary backgrounds assist students at every stage of the writing process, helping them understand prompts, conduct research, brainstorm, outline, and draft their essay, as well as format a Works Cited page or annotated bibliography.

The Tutoring Center

Students seeking additional learning support are invited to engage the Tutoring Center.

The Tutoring Center embodies the mission of Loyola University Chicago by providing academic services and resources which foster the development of skills and attitudes necessary to increase the knowledge and academic independence of all students. Through multiple learning services, including small group tutoring, academic coaching, and academic skills workshops, the center helps to contribute towards student success and growth efforts made by Loyola University Chicago.

Students of Loyola University Chicago are encouraged to engage in conversations that will deepen their knowledge and understanding of the world around them. The center provides a space where learning dialogue can take place and minds work together to achieve academic success and assert academic integrity.