"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 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.
Note we offer both drop-in tutoring and by appointment tutoring in summer. For information on how to access summer tutoring, please visit here.
The following courses are sponsored by group Peer Tutoring:
|Fall||Spring||Summer Session A|
ENVS 203/ 207/ 223/ 274/ 275
Math 161/ 162/ 263/ 264
ENGR 321 (may be covered by SI)
ENVS 203/ 207/ 223/ 274/ 275
GNUR 238/ 297
Math 161/ 162/ 263/ 264
BIOL 101/ 111/ 251/ 282/ 265
CHEM 101/111/ 223
GNUR 290/ 294
HIST 102/ 212
MATH 117/118/ 131/161
PHIL 130/ 181
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 also available. See the SI session schedule for drop-in times here, luc.edu/tutoring. Note that as of Monday, March 16, peer tutoring will move online. If you scheduled an appointment on TutorTrac, your Peer Tutor will send you a Zoom link 1-hour prior to the appointment. If you wish to access drop-in language tutoring, visit the SI session schedule to access the public Zoom links to join.
To make a Peer Tutoring appointment, follow the directions below:
- Login to TutorTrac
- Use your LUC username/password to login
- Click “Search Availability”
- Select CENTER as “Tutoring Center”
- Select SECTION as your course
- Select REASON as “Group Tutoring”
- Then click “SEARCH”
- Select the date/time of the appointment and you are good to go!
Note we offer both drop-in tutoring and by appointment tutoring in summer session A. For information on how to access summer tutoring, please visit here.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) for alternative options.
If the link is not working or the Peer Tutor is not present at the designated time, please email the student leader or email@example.com.
Commonly Asked Questions
As of 3/13/2020 LUC is moving classes online. Will peer tutoring be available?
Yes, all Tutoring Center services, including Peer Tutoring, will move online starting Monday, March 16. If you scheduled an appointment on TutorTrac, a Peer Tutor will send you a Zoom link 1-hour prior to the appointment.
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 have tutoring needs and there is not yet a tutoring group set up, please contact Jessie LaChance, Coordinator of Peer Tutoring at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will send you a form to complete. When at least 3 students have indicated they need tutoring in the same class, a tutoring group will be created and a tutor assigned. Students are able to partake in 1-hour of group tutoring per subject per week.
Do you offer 1:1 tutoring? ONLY applies during fall/spring semester.
We offer 1:1 peer tutoring opportunities for ACE Scholars, students registered with Student Accessibility Center and receive tutoring as part of their accommodations, and student athletes. If you follow into one of these communities, you may request 1:1 peer tutoring.
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