We provide tutoring services for currently enrolled NLU students with the aim of helping them to become more independent and successful students. The tutoring is specific to writing, research, and math needs that students may encounter in their courses. The tutoring does not take the place of course instruction though, but it does provide students with the opportunity to review and strengthen their work.
Learning Support Specialists and librarians provide virtual and in-person tutoring for the following subject areas.
- Writing (grammar, usage, mechanics, style, organization, and citations)
- Math (algebra, statistics, probability, finite, and pre-calculus)
- Science (biology, chemistry, and environmental science)
- Research (research process, using library resources, finding and evaluating sources)
- TAP preparation
Smarthinking is our online tutoring service which provides live chat with a tutor in your subject area. You can also submit a writing sample for tips and suggestions. Expect a reply within 24 hours or less.
You can access Smarthinking from the Student Services tab of your NLU Portal.
In summer 2016, Library & Learning Support will transition from Smarthinking to a new online tutoring service called Tutor.com. There will be no interruption in service. Please contact Library & Learning Support at email@example.com with any questions or concerns.
Subjects available through Smarthinking:
- Writing (all subjects)
- Research and Documentation
- APA Formatting
- Math en español
- Accounting & Finance
- Individual Income Tax
NLU tutors can also provide online tutoring in writing, math, science, and research. Request an Appointment with an NLU tutor.
You must schedule an appointment to meet with a Learning Support Specialist. Appointments are limited to one 1-hour appointment per subject per week. Recurring appointments may be scheduled, but if a total of three tutoring sessions are missed for any reason, future recurring appointments will be cancelled and must be re-scheduled on a week by week basis.
If you are running late, call us as soon as possible at 312-261-3374. When you you arrive, you will receive the remaining time in your allotted time slot. If you arrive more than 30 minutes late without notifying us, your appointment will be cancelled, and you will need to reschedule.
If you are seeking academic accommodations, you should contact Peter Ploegman, Learning Support Specialist, at 312-261-3188 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for an appointment. All accommodation requests are assessed on a case-by-case basis.
Prepare specific questions to ask the Learning Support Specialist. Bring all relevant materials (textbooks, syllabi, worksheets, assignment details, etc.). Specialists are available to answer questions, discuss and address assignment issues. They do not do the assignment for you or with you. Plan your tutoring session well in advance of the assignment due date as you will need time to incorporate the Learning Support Specialist’s feedback, comments, and suggestions.