Academic Support Services (Success Starts Here)
The Learning Center and Disability Services office provides the academic resources to help students of Saint Xavier University develop the educational strategies and skills to become successful learners and to create an environment that values lifelong learning.
Located on the Chicago campus in L-108 of the Warde Academic Center, the Learning Center and Disability Services office offers services in the following areas:
- student academic accommodations
- peer tutoring
- group study, computer lab and reference materials
- supplemental Instruction
- academic skills workshops
- individualized academic support
During the academic semester (except for finals week) our writing tutors are available:
Monday through Thursday
8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
The Learning Center is dedicated to providing quality tutoring for many undergraduate courses. Tutors at the Learning Center are recommended by faculty and hired for both their knowledge and ability to communicate. Tutors help students work through coursework, regardless of the students' abilities or skill levels.
Please visit us in person or call 773-298-3956 to schedule an appointment.
At the Learning Center, undergraduate and graduate students are invited to meet with writing tutors to help improve their writing. Writing tutors are students who excel at writing and have the skills to help students think about the development of ideas, the arguments or an essay, grammar, punctuation and documentation.
If you would like to work with a writing tutor, please make an appointment as soon as you can and as early in your writing process as possible. Please visit us in person or call 773-298-3956 to schedule an appointment.
Peer Tutoring Program
The Learning Center and Disability Services office is dedicated to providing quality tutoring for many undergraduate courses. Tutors at the Learning Center are recommended by faculty and hired for both their knowledge and ability to communicate. Tutors help students work through coursework, regardless of the students' abilities or skill levels. Please visit us in person or call 773-298-3956 to go over our tutoring schedules for each academic semester.
Supplemental Instruction (SI) Program
The Supplemental Instruction (SI) program provides peer-facilitated study sessions led by qualified and trained undergraduate SI leaders who attend classes with and encourage students to practice and discuss course concepts in study sessions. These sessions are open to all students who want to improve their understanding of the material, as well as their grades.
Academic Success Workshops
Workshops are held during the year to support students' academic needs and interests. Topics include:
- test-taking strategies
- grammar and writing tips
- documentation styles (APA/MLA)
- time management
Workshops are also available upon request. Please call 773-298-3956 for more information.
Additional resources available at the Learning Center:
- computers and printers
- reference materials such as MLA and APA style guides
- mock test for the Illinois Test of Basic Skills. The Learning Center offers a free program to current students or SXU alumni that runs for seven weeks (offered in Fall and Spring academic semesters) to help education and school counseling majors understand the Illinois Test of Basic Skills and to prepare to take the actual test.
- consultation with faculty
Saint Xavier University is dedicated to improving the educational development of students with disabilities. Students who wish to disclose a disability or medical condition, in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, must provide appropriate documentation and may receive various academic accommodations, which are coordinated through the Learning Center and Disability Services office.
Some accommodations available to students include (but are not limited to):
- extended time for tests
- distraction-reduced testing environment
- use of word-processors for tests
- use of assistive technology
Students seeking academic accommodations should contact the Learning Center and Disability Services to obtain a disability verification form. This form, to be completed by an appropriate licensed professional, e.g. psychologist, physician, and/or psychiatrist, must be accompanied by a recent medical report, relevant test results and/or evaluation documenting the existence of a specific disability. Documentation must be no older than the last three years.
For more information, contact the director of the Learning Center and Disability Services at 773-298-3308.