"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 Navigate unless otherwise noted. See below for more information on how to use Navigate.
The following courses are sponsored by group Peer Tutoring:
ENVS 101/203/ 207/ 237
Math 161/ 162/ 263/ 264
MATH 161/ 162/ 263/ 264
PSYC 101/ 304
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 Navigate, your Zoom link will be accessible on the Navigate main page 15 minutes before your appointment.
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.
- ACCT 201/202
- BSAD 220/343
- ECON 201/202
- FINC 301/334
- INFS 247
- ISSCM 241
- MARK 201
- MGMT 201
- SCMG 332
To make a Peer Tutoring appointment, follow the directions below:
|Using the Mobile App|
|Using the Web App|
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 (email@example.com) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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 have tutoring needs and there is not yet a tutoring group set up, please contact August Winters at firstname.lastname@example.org, and they 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