Loyola University Chicago

Tutoring Center

Student Academic Services

Chemistry

Here are our top resources and recommendations for furthering your success in your Chemistry courses!

1. Professor

We highly encourage you to connect with your professor and attend office hours first! Professor office hours are often posted on the front of the syllabus, and they can serve as a great entry point to discussing how you are doing in the class and how to make productive changes in the way you study moving forward.

2. Supplemental Instruction (SI)

SI is offered for the following courses: 

FallSpring

CHEM 101/105

CHEM 212

CHEM 221/223

CHEM 102/106

CHEM 212

CHEM 222/224

Check out our SI Session schedule on our Tutoring Center homepage (www.luc.edu/tutoring) for SI session times. If your section does not have an SI Leader, you are welcome to attend any SI session for the course. No appointment is needed! SI sessions are regularly scheduled, out-of-class group study sessions led by an undergrad SI leader and driven by your needs. You can expect to review notes, discuss and participate in activities around materials/ lecture, review and predict test questions, and work out problems together. Please bring your notes, textbook, and any other study materials to SI sessions. 

3. Group Tutoring

Group Tutoring is offered for the following courses in the summer:

  • CHEM 101/102/223/224

Group tutoring takes place in the Tutoring Center (Sullivan 245). To sign-up, 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!

Peer tutoring is held in small groups for historically difficult classes. While the principles of collaborative and peer to peer learning are implemented like Supplemental Instruction, students versus their peer tutors are asked to prepare in advance and bring their questions to sessions.

4. American Chemical Society Club Tutoring

The American Chemical Society undergraduate student organization offers free tutoring for General, Organic, Quantitative Analysis, Biochemistry, and Physical Chemistry classes. They have sessions every Wednesday and Thursday from 6-8 pm in Flanner Hall, Room 129 during the fall and spring semesters. No appointment needed!

5. STEM Center

We recommend you go over to the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Center located in Centennial Forum underneath Mertz and study! Faculty and TA office hours, the Tutoring Center's STEM SI sessions, student organization tutoring sessions, such as Math and Physics Club, and informal group study sessions take place within the STEM Center. You can go and find a table to study with other students taking similar classes!

6. Success Coaching

Want to further develop your time management, test taking strategies, and overall study skills? Meet one-on-one with a Success Coach, who are training graduate students that can help take your academic success to the next level! You can talk about experiences inside and out of the classroom, identify areas of strength and growth, and create a customized, realistic plan for success. Make an appointment here.