Loyola University Chicago

Tutoring Center

Student Academic Services

Tutoring

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"The path to knowledge need not be traveled alone"

‌Research shows that students learn more and remember information longer when they actively engage in their own learning.  One of the best ways to do this is to work in groups.  When you and your peers begin asking each other questions, thinking through solutions together, and hearing answers to questions you hadn’t even thought of, you learn better.  That's why our various tutoring programs are effective.

Group tutoring is available during fall, spring, and summer semesters primarily for 100 and 200 level undergraduate courses.

Please note the Tutoring Center does not offer tutoring for graduate level courses or provide writing assistance. Please visit our colleagues in the LUC Writing Center for assistance.


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 TutorTrac unless otherwise noted. See below for more information on how to use TutorTrac.

The following courses are sponsored by group Peer Tutoring:

FallSpring 
 

ACCT 201/202

BIOL 111

ECON 201/202

ENVS 101/203/ 207/ 237

FINC 301

GNUR 294

INFS 247

ISSCM 241

Math 161/ 162/ 263/ 264

NEUR 101

PSYC 304

STAT 103

ACCT 201/202

BIOL 112

ECON 201/202

ENVS 101/203/ 207/ 237

FINC 301

GNUR 238/ 293/ 297

INFS 247

ISSCM 241

Math 161/ 162/ 263/ 264

NEUR 101

PSYC 304

STAT 103

 

Language Group Tutoring (fall and spring):

In collaboration with the Language Learning Resource Center (LLRC), language tutors are available to assist students in developing language skills. 

  • Appointments are encouraged, but drop-in hours are available. See the SI session schedule for drop-in times here, luc.edu/tutoring. The Zoom link to join the session is on the schedule. 
  • If you scheduled an appointment on TutorTrac, your Zoom link will be accessible on the TutorTrac main page 15 minutes before your appointment.

Languages Supported:

  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Polish
  • Spanish

Business Group Tutoring (fall and spring):

In collaboration with the Quinlan School of Business, business tutors are available to assist students.

  • Please see the SI session schedule on our homepage for drop-in times. If it's a virtual session, the Zoom link to join the session is on the schedule. 
  • Appointments are also available to sign up for on Navigate.

Courses Supported:

  • ACCT 201/202/303
  • BSAD 343
  • FINC 301
  • INFS 247
  • ISSCM 241
  • MARK 201
  • SCMG 332

To make a Peer Tutoring appointment, follow the directions below:

Using the Mobile App
  • 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! 
Using the Web 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!

Accessing Zoom

If students have never used Zoom before, they are encouraged to login to https://luc.zoom.us/ using their LUC UVID and password prior to the session. Then, download the Zoom program (on laptops) or app (on smartphones/tablets).  

If the student does not have access to a webcam, microphone, or the internet, the student is encouraged to reach out to their Peer Tutor 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 link is not working or the Peer Tutor is not present at the designated time, please email the student leader or tutoringcenter@luc.edu 


Commonly Asked Questions

Will peer tutoring be available online?

Yes, all Tutoring Center services, including Peer Tutoring, will have in-person and virutal appointments. When you schedule an appointment on Navgate, you will have access to the Zoom link the appointment details.

Who would be in your tutoring group? Applicable to apppointments.

  • Up to 8 students per group within the same course (e.g. STAT 103) 
  • Sessions led by a trained peer tutor

What if my class is not sponsored by group tutoring? ONLY applies during fall/spring semester.

If your course is not currently supported by SI or group tutoring, there needs to be at least 3 students in a course (e.g. SOCL 101) who need assistance and are currently enrolled in the course. If you ahve tutoring needs and there is not yet a tutoring group set up, please contact Mustafa Anwar at manwar4@luc.edu, and he will send you a form to complete.

Do you offer 1:1 tutoring? ONLY applies during fall/spring semester.

We offer 1:1 peer tutoring opportunities for ACE Scholars and students who are registered with Student Accessibility Center as part of their accomodation, and student athletes. If you follow into one of these communities, you may request 1:1 peer tutoring through your Accessibility Specialist or ACE Advisor. 

Getting the Most Out of Tutoring!

  • Request tutoring early in the fall/spring semester (if we do not already sponsor the course)
  • Group members can be added throughout the semester as requests are made
  • Come to every tutoring session on time
  • Attend class, take notes, and do your homework outside of your tutoring time--small group tutoring is a supplemental academic support, not a substitute for doing your own work
  • Bring your book, notes, and questions to the tutoring sessions