Tutoring and Learning Support

NLU offers both face-to-face and online tutoring in a variety of areas:

Face-to-Face Tutoring

  • Additional math class support
    • All math levels (Math Foundations thru LAM315)
  • Writing assistance
    • Review class assignments
      • How to start assignment
      • Thesis and outlining
      • Organizational methods
      • Revising sentence structure and paragraph development
      • Proofreading checklist
      • Grammar review
    • APA & MLA citation style
      • In-text citations
      • Reference page
      • Microsoft word formatting
  • Study Skills
    • Reading Comprehension
    • Time management
    • Organizational skills
    • Test-taking strategies

Tutoring Appointment Guidelines

Before your appointment: 

  • Call to make an appointment well in advance to ensure tutor availability.
  • Keep your appointments.
    • If you need to cancel or will be late, please call 312-261-3374
    • Come Prepared.
      • Bring completed homework assignments (must be neat and legible).
        • Be aware that tutors are available to answer questions, discuss and address assignment issues. They are not to do the assignment for you or with you.
      • Prepare specific questions to ask tutors.
      • Bring all relevant materials (textbook, resources, worksheets, pencils/pens)

During your appointment:

  • Actively participate in tutoring session.
    • Take notes and respond to tutors’ comments, feedback, and/or instructions.
    • Be open to criticism and new ideas.
    • Be prepared to make corrections or edits according to tutors' feedback.

After your appointment: 

  • Feel free to schedule another appointment (Reminder: Students are only allowed one hour of tutoring per subject a week unless they have filled out a referral form signed by instructor).
  • Before returning to your next appointment, make all necessary edits/revisions/corrections as discussed with tutor.

Online Tutoring

SMARTHINKING provides online tutoring for NLU students. With Smarthinking you can:

  • Connect with an e-structor now
    • Meet with a tutor online, post a question, and have a conversation back and forth through text chat
  • Submit your writing
    • Submit a writing assignment to a tutor and receive feedback on that assignment usually within 24 hours.
  • Submit a question
    • Submit a question and receive an offline reply from a tutor within 24 hours.

TO ACCESS SMARTHINKING, log in to your My NLU Portal at http://my.nl.edu/.

For more information, go to http://libguides.nl.edu/smarthinking.

Locations
  • CHICAGO DOWNTOWN CAMPUS

    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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  • ELGIN

    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

    (888) 658.8632

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  • NORTH SHORE

    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
    (888) 658.8632

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  • LISLE

    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
    (888) 658.8632

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  • WHEELING

    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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  • FLORIDA (TAMPA)

    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 Eisenhower Boulevard
    Suite 102
    Tampa, Florida 33634
    800.366.6581 | www.nl.edu/florida

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  • WISCONSIN

    NLU's Milwaukee campus has a proud history of serving graduate students in education in southeastern Wisconsin. Nearly one in five certified Wisconsin teachers looks to NLU for graduate education programs – more than any other university in the state. In addition to classrooms with high-tech media equipment, the campus offers a state-of-the-art computer lab with wireless Internet access and an extensive IDS research library.

    12000 West Park Place, Suite 100
    Milwaukee, WI 53224-3007
    414.577.2658

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