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Make Spring Semester Your Best Yet!

The Tutoring Center is excited to offer Supplemental Instruction, Peer Tutoring and Success Coaching appointments to help students reach their academic goals this semester! Spring services start Sunday, January 23.

Summer 2022 students, check out the following resources to learn strategies and skills for how to be successful during your online term!  

About Supplemental Instruction (SI)

Supplemental Instruction (SI) consists of regularly scheduled, out-of-class group study sessions driven by students’ needs. Sessions are facilitated by trained peer leaders (SI Leaders) who utilize collaborative activities to ensure peer-to-peer interaction in small groups (UMKC 2018).

The Tutoring Center is offering FREE Supplemental Instruction for the following courses during spring semester:

  • ACCT 201
  • BIOL 101/102/251/282   
  • CHEM 101/102/160/180/212/222/224
  • ENGR 311/ 321
  • ENVS 101/137
  • GNUR 156/293/294
  • MATH 117/118/131/132
  • MCN 273
  • MSN 277
  • PHYS 112
  • STAT 103

Where can I find the SI session schedule? 

You will be able to find the SI Session Schedule for fall 2021 on our homepage starting the 2nd week of classes and is updated every Friday for the following week. SI sessions begin the second week of classes. Check back regularly for updates to the schedule. 

About Peer Tutoring

Peer tutoring consists of small groups of students led by an undergrad peer tutor. The classes sponsored through peer tutoring are often historically difficult. Appointment is required 12 hours in advance via Navigate unless otherwise noted. See below for more information on how to use Navigate.

The Tutoring Center is offering FREE Peer Tutoring for the following courses during spring semester:

  • ACCT 201/202
  • BIOL 112
  • BSAD 220/343
  • ECON 201/202
  • ENVS 218/280/274/275
  • FINC 301/334
  • GNUR 238
  • INFS 247
  • ISSCM 241
  • MATH 161/ 162/ 263/ 264
  • Mondern & Classical Languages
  • MARK 201
  • MGMT 201
  • PSYC 101/ 304
  • SOCL 301
  • SCMG 332
  • STAT 103

Steps to make an appointment:

Using the Web App

Using the Mobile App

Log onto Navigate 

Click the blue “Make an Appointment” button 

Select “Tutoring” under TYPE OF APPOINTMENT 

Select “Group Tutoring” under SERVICE  

Click “Find Available Time”  

Use the Filters to narrow the search 

Use How would you like to meet? to search for in-person or virtual appointments 

Use COURSE to search for specific course tutoring 

Select a date and time  

Add your number for Text Reminders  

Click “Schedule” and you’re good to go!  

Open the Navigate app on your phone 

Select “Appointments”  

Click the blue “Make an Appointment” button 

Select “Tutoring” under TYPE OF APPOINTMENT  

Select SERVICE as “Group Tutoring” 

Click “Find Available Time”  

Use the Filters (in the top right, next to “New Appointment”) to narrow the search 

Use How would you like to meet? to search for in-person or virtual appointments 

Use COURSE to narrow the tutoring course 

Click the “X” in the top right corner 

Select a date and time  

Add your number for Text Reminders  

Click “Schedule” and you’re good to go! 

 

How do I prepare for a tutoring session? Bring your notes, textbook, and questions for your tutor. Be prepared that your tutor is not going to do the work for you (that would be cheating!) but they will help you get to the answer!   

About Success Coaching 

The Tutoring Center is offering Success Coaching over Zoom and in-person in the Tutoring Center. Success Coaching is free and open to all students. At Success Coaching, students can set goals, identify areas for growth, and create a customized plan for success. Students can work on topics such as success in online learning, organization, time management, notetaking, and exam preparation in a personalized way. 

Who is my Success Coach? 

Our Success Coaches are highly trained graduate students who have been working within the Tutoring Center for the past academic year.   

How do I access Success Coaching?  

You can schedule 1-hour appointments on Navigate. If you miss more than two appointments without letting your Success Coach know in advance, coaching privileges may be revoked. See our Navigate Success Coaching guide for details on how to sign up for Success Coaching.

 

Accessing Zoom  

If you have never used Zoom before, login to https://luc.zoom.us/ using your LUC UVID and password. Then, download the Zoom program (on laptops) or app (on smartphones/tablets). Then, click on the Zoom link provided on our website or by the Peer Tutor or Success Coach. Alternatively, enter in the meeting ID into the Zoom app. 

If the student does not have access to a webcam, microphone, or the internet, the student is encouraged to reach out to the Peer Tutor, Success Coach, and/or Tutoring Center staff (tutoringcenter@luc.edu) for alternative options.   

If Zoom is not working, students are encouraged to review the Zoom participant’s guide, call ITS at 773-508-4487, or email ITS at helpdesk@luc.edu.    

If the Zoom link is not working or the Peer Tutor/ Success Coach is not present at the designated time, please email them or tutoringcenter@luc.edu.   

 

Contact the Tutoring Center 

Please contact the Tutoring Center, at tutoringcenter@luc.edu, with any questions or concerns. We do our best to respond in 24 hours! 

Student Accessibility Center 

Have a question about accommodations? The Student Accessibility Center (SAC) has moved online this summer, so please visit the SAC website to learn more about how SAC is supporting students.