The Learning Center office provides academic resources to help students 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 offers services in the following areas:
- Peer tutoring
- Group study, computer lab and reference materials
- Supplemental instruction
- Individualized academic support
- On-demand workshops on academic and study skills
The Learning Center office is pleased to help you in all of your academic endeavors. All services are free of charge. Please call to make an appointment for one of our services or to learn more about how we can assist you. Feel free to stop by the Learning Center to take advantage of our computer labs, student resources and to meet with friendly, knowledgeable staff or for more information.
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 and training to help students think about the development of ideas, the arguments of an essay, grammar, punctuation and documentation. Online tutoring help is also available through Smarthinking.
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. Students can also register with WCOnline and schedule writing appointments via this online scheduling system.
During the academic semester (except for the first week of the term and the week of finals) our writing tutors are available:
Monday through Thursday
8 a.m. until 7 p.m.
8 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Peer Tutoring Program
The Learning Center 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.
Additional resources available at the Learning Center:
- Computers and printers
- Reference materials such as MLA and APA style guides
- Consultation with faculty