Loyola University Chicago

Tutoring Center

Student Academic Services

Modern Languages

Here are our top resources and recommendations for furthering your success in your Modern Language 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. Also, check out the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at www.luc.edu/modernlang

2. Group Tutoring

We offer group tutoring for the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, and Spanish. Tutoring for languages are provided both by drop-in and by appointment during fall and spring semesters. 

LanguageDrop-in Tutoring Hours
Arabic Fall Schedule Released 2nd week of class
Chinese  "       "      "
French "       "      "
German "       "      "
Italian "       "      "
Japanese "       "      "
Polish "       "      "
Spanish "       "      "

Peer Tutoring sessions are online!

  • The Zoom links for the drop-in schedule above can be found on our SI session schedule located on the home page of the Tutoring Center, luc.edu/tutoring.
  • If you make an appointment on TutorTrac, you will be able to access your Zoom link 15 minutes before your appointment on TutorTrac on the main page. For more information on how to use Zoom in a peer tutoring session, see below or visit our peer tutoring program page.

Make an appointment! Follow the directions below:

  • Login to TutorTrac
  • Use your LUC username/password to login
  • Click “Search Availability”
  • Select CENTER as “Language Tutoring
  • 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!

3. Language Coaching 

Meet with a Language Coach, who is a Loyoa student fluent in your desired world language, to improve conversation skills and gain cultural konweldge! You must be enrolled in a language course to see a coach. Appointments are max 25-minutes once per week. Walk-ins are welcome but it is preferred you make an appointment first. For more information visit, www.luc.edu/llrc

4. Success Coaching

Want to further develop your time management, reading comprehension, 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.

All Success Coaching appointments are online! After making an appointment on TutorTrac, your Success Coach will send you a Zoom link prior to the appointment time. For more information on how to use Zoom in a Success Coaching appointment, please see below or visit our Success Coaching program page. 

 

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 the SI Leader, 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 link is not working or the SI Leader/ Peer Tutor/ Success Coach is not present at the designated time, please email the student leader or tutoringcenter@luc.edu.