Tutoring is provided by Learning Support Specialists who are knowledgeable and competent in their subject areas. They are available to help you review your work. They will not take the place of your course instructor in the teaching of the content material for your course. They are here to help you build your competency based skills in order to become a more independent and successful student.

In-Person & Online Tutoring with NLU Tutors

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)
  • Test Preparation
    • TAP (Test of Academic Proficiency)
    • COMPASS Math and Writing Placement Assessments

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Online Tutoring with Smarthinking

Smarthinking is our innovative 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.

Guide to Accessing Smarthinking

Subjects available through Smarthinking:

  • Writing (all subjects)
  • Research and Documentation
  • APA Formatting
  • Math
  • Math en español
  • Science
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Individual Income Tax
  • Economics

    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
    (888) 658.8632
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    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123
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    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
    (888) 658.8632
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    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
    (888) 658.8632
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    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
    (888) 658.8632
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    Established in 1988 and located in one of the city's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to six classrooms, this location features a conference room, a computer lab with high-speed Internet access, an extensive research library and comfortable student lounges.

    5110 Sunforest Drive, Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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    12000 West Park Place, Suite 100
    Milwaukee, WI 53224-3007
    (414) 577.2658
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