Loyola University Chicago

English Tutoring at the Literacy Center

Orientation for New Tutors

Information on Orientation Sessions

Regularly Scheduled Orientation Sessions for Loyola students who wish to tutor in the Fall Semester 2024 will be held online on Tuesday, September 3rd, Wednesday, September 4th, and Thursday September 5th at 7 p.m.  For more specific information, please email literacy@luc.edu.   You can also register by emailing the same address.

The regularly scheduled required orientation program for tutors new to the Center is given on three separate evenings in fall and spring during the second week of the semester. The same material is presented on each evening. If you have never tutored at the Literacy Center before, you must attend one of the three. Once you have completed the orientation, you may tutor any evening/s you wish, as arranged with the LCLC managers.

The orientation session for tutors new to the Center is essential. It will help you find out if you want to tutor—not everybody is sure at first—and the presenters will tell you what you need to know to be an effective tutor. Once you are trained, you will find that there is still more you need to know—about grammar, about pronunciation, about helping your learner with specific questions. To assist you, there are always two trained staff members present to answer your questions and the director is available as well. At the LCLC you are never alone; there are staff and resources to help you whenever you have questions.

All orientation sessions run from 7 p.m. to approximately 9:30 p.m. The orientation sessions (and tutoring) usually took place at the Literacy Center, 2nd floor conference room, Loyola Hall, 1110 W. Loyola Ave but are now held on Zoom. Email literacy@luc.edu for specific information.  

If you have tutored for the LCLC before, you do not have to attend an orientation session. Just let us know which night/s you wish  to tutor by e-mailing literacy@luc.edu.

Want to register for orientation?  You can e-mail Jacqueline Heckman, director of the LCLC, for more information at literacy@luc.edu

If you are a Loyola student who has missed our regular orientation sessions, please email literacy@luc.edu and ask for an appointment for a "flash orientation." We offer these by appointment only at a time convenient for you and us.