Saint Xavier University Students

Learning Center

Peer Academic Tutoring

The Learning Center offers free peer academic tutoring for a variety of courses at SXU. Tutoring begins the second week of each semester and there are typically around 30-40 courses that already have tutors available from the time that we open our doors to the Friday before finals. Course-specific tutoring is by appointment only and appointments must be made, at minimum, the day prior to the requested time. Our tutors work with students of all ranges of ability and are more than happy to assist any SXU student.

Our Tutors

SXU tutors are subject specific, meaning they have taken the same course that they tutor in the past here at SXU and have excelled in that subject area. Tutors also undergo approximately 10 hours of tutor training each semester. During training, tutors learn about tutoring theories, along with best practices and methodologies for tutoring different groups of students. Tutors are also trained in assisting students with academic skills like notetaking, organization, and test taking. All SXU tutors participate in training each semester they work in the Learning Center. Our training aligns with the standards and outcomes developed by the College Reading and Learning Association's International Tutor Training Program.

Preparation

Each tutoring session is tailored to each individual learner. To make the most of your tutoring session, we suggest you prepare a list of questions and topics that you would like to cover during your tutoring session. It may be useful to your session to bring class notes, past exams/quizzes, or your course textbook.

Four Ways to Make an Appointment

  1. Call the Learning Center front desk at 773-298-5148.
  2. Email learningcenter@sxu.edu requesting an appointment.
  3. Register, then log in to WCOnline to see all available courses and times.
  4. Stop by the front desk of the Learning Center in WAC L-110.