Tutoring

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)

What can I expect from my tutoring appointment?

About the Learning Support Specialists

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Online Video Conference with Learning Support Specialists

In addition to our in-person appointments, NLU Learning Support Specialists can also provide online tutoring in the areas of writing, math, science, and research. Learning Support Specialists use video conferencing software similar to Skype to connect with students. To use the video conferencing software (Zoom), you will need an internet connection, a mic, and a camera, or you can download the Zoom phone app to connect via smart phone. With live online tutoring, Learning Support Specialists and students can use the screen sharing feature to go over an assignment in real-time. This service provides you with dedicated tutoring help no matter your location.

To request an online video conferencing appointment with a Learning Support Specialist, choose online as your preferred campus on the Request an Appointment form. You will receive the video conferencing access information and instructions for logging into your appointnent by follow up email.

Drop-Off Essay Review

NLU Learning Support Specialists offer drop-off essay review services which will provide you with feedback on your writing assignments. You can submit your writing assignments for feedback to a Learning Support Specialist through the online submission form.  You will receive feedback via email in 2-3 business days. You can submit up to one essay per week.

The drop-off essay review provides you with the following items:                  

  • Summary of issues identified in essay
  • Comments on your chosen areas needing help
  • Developed feedback on writing issues
  • Additional writing resources

Accessing Tutor.com

Tutor.com is an 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.

Subjects available through Tutor.com:

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

You can access Tutor.com from your D2L Course under the Student Support drop down menu.

For more information on NLU’s online tutoring services , see our Online Tutoring Tutorial.

NLU Learning Support Specialists offer drop-off essay review services which will provide you with feedback on your writing assignments. You can submit your writing assignments for feedback to a Learning Support Specialist through the online submission form.  You will receive feedback via email in 2-3 business days. You can submit up to one essay per week.

The drop-off essay review provides you with the following items:                  

  • Summary of issues identied in essay
  • Comments on your chosen areas needing help
  • Developed feedback on writing issues
  • Additional writing resources

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 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 pploegman@nl.edu 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.

What can I expect from my tutoring appointment?

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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 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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