Loyola University Chicago

English Tutoring at the Literacy Center

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FREE Tutoring in  English,  Conversation,  Citizenship,  GED, 

and other literacy skills. 

Online during the pandemic

 When in person, on the Loyola University Chicago Lake Shore Campus



Information for Adult Learners

We are located on the Lake Shore Campus of Loyola University Chicago in Loyola Hall, 1110 W Loyola Avenue, 2nd floor conference room  (1/2 block east of Sheridan) when we are tutoring in person.  We also tutor online.

The LCLC offers free instruction in basic, intermediate, and advanced reading, writing, literacy, ESL, and GED skills to our adult neighbors in Rogers Park, Edgewater, and Uptown; adults from other parts of Chicago are also welcome. Our goal is to provide assistance to all adults, both native English speakers and emerging multi-lingual learners who wish to improve their reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills in English. The LCLC serves a highly diverse community of  adult learners. We are open four nights each week during the Spring and Fall semesters. There is no charge for tutoring, and there are no entrance requirements, examinations, or other fees.  We do not serve Loyola students who have other resources ( the Writing Center and Tutoring Center )  to assist them.

The LCLC is one of Loyola University's Service Learning projects, sponsored by the Department of English and the College of Arts and Sciences and also supported by the Paul Glassco Endowment. Most of our tutors are Loyola students, some of whom elect to earn course credit for tutoring at the Center as part of an internship. All tutors receive an orientation to the LCLC and to the practical business of tutoring adults; tutoring is supervised by on-site managers and experienced assistants. Read more    

Information for Tutors

While the Loyola Community Literacy Center offers community adults an opportunity to improve their skills, it also gives student-tutors the chance to serve their community and to engage with their Jesuit education, "connecting the heart with the head" (MB).

If you are a Loyola second-semester freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior interested in tutoring for credit by enrolling in English 393 or Honors 290, please follow the above link to "Tutoring" and then the link to "Course Credit Tutoring"  where you will find a description of the courses, the requirements, and a complete syllabus. The course when taken for 3 credit hours qualifies for the Core Engaged Learning-Service Learning Internship requirement.  Both courses offer the same material with different requirements based on the number of credit hours for which you have registered.  Engl 393 can be taken for 1, 2, or 3 credit hours; Honr 290 can be taken only for 3 credit hours.  Depending on the number of credit hours, students tutor one or two evenings per week and attend five or six classes per semester plus an orientation.
If you are interested in volunteering and have never tutored for us before, contact us at literacy@luc.edu. or come to one of our orientations.

Returning tutors should email locolice@gmail.com or literacy@luc.edu and let us know which night/s you would like to tutor again. 


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