Loyola University Chicago

Tutoring Center

Student Academic Services

Philosophy

Here are our top resources and recommendations for furthering your success in your Philosophy 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

PHIL 181

PHIL 130

Check out our SI Session schedule on our Tutoring Center homepage (www.luc.edu/tutoring) for SI session times (released during the first week of class). 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: 

FallSpring

 

PHIL 130

PHIL 181/182/190

PHIL 274

 

PHIL 130

PHIL 181/182/190

PHIL 274

Group tutoring is offered 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. Writing Center

The Writing Center is a great place to get additional help wherever you are in the writing process. The Writing Center is located in the Information Commons (IC) room 221 (LSC) and Corboy Law Center room 811 (WTC). For more information and to schedule an appointment, visit, www.luc.edu/writing.

5. 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.