Loyola University Chicago

Tutoring Center

Student Academic Services

Psychology

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

In fall and spring, the following courses are SI-sponsored:

  • PSYC 101

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

In fall and spring, offer group tutoring for the following courses:

  • PSYC 202/ BIOL 202
  • PSYC 304

Group tutoring is offered is primarily 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! **Note the location!!**

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. Mathematics and Statistics Club

Math Club can offer free assistance with PSYC 304, as well. The Math Club holds drop-in tutoring hours Mondays and Thursdays from 7-9 pm in the STEM Center, Classroom 1 during the fall and spring semesters. The STEM Center is located in Centennial Forum underneath Mertz

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.