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Tutoring Appointments

Learn what to expect from your tutoring appointment.

While a Learning Support Specialist will not proof-read or correct your paper, you can expect to receive feedback regarding your questions on grammar, usage, mechanics, style, organization, and citations. The Learning Support Specialist will identify key issues within the first few pages of your essay and provide feedback. He or she will provide resources that will assist you in mastering college level writing skills. You will be expected to actively participate in the tutoring session by taking notes and responding to questions and feedback.

Before coming in for a follow-up appointment, revise your work according to the learning support specialist’s feedback. We also provide assistance in APA citation and formatting. For online help, please review our Resource Guide for APA citation style. If you find that you need additional assistance, schedule a tutoring appointment to review how to correctly cite and format an APA style paper.

Math tutoring is available in algebra, statistics, probability, finite, and pre-calculus subject areas. Each math tutoring session is designed to help you gain further understanding of particular mathematical topics. You should come prepared with specific questions and all work completed to the best of your ability. Learning Support Specialists will use example problems similar to your homework problems in order to explain concepts, but will not work through your assignment problem-by-problem.

Science tutoring is available in biology, chemistry, and environmental science. Come prepared with detailed assignment instructions, completed work, class notes, and textbook.  Please have specific topics you wish to review.  The Learning Support Specialist will help you work through interpreting the language of the textbook, assignment expectations, and may suggest additional online or print resources for you to reference.

Librarians can help you narrow a research topic, develop a search strategy, find and evaluate information, and use library databases and materials.

TAP (Test of Academic Proficiency) NLU students and applicants can schedule tutoring appointments to prepare for the TAP exam only after attending one of the TAP courses.  The TAP course you attended must be in the same subject-area as the requested tutoring appointment.


    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
    (888) 658.8632
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    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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    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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    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 Tampa's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to its classrooms, the National Louis University Tampa Regional Center features a computer lab, student lounges, and conference room.

    5110 Sunforest Drive, Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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