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Learning Center and Disability Services

Academic Support Services  (Success Starts Here)

The Learning Center and Disability Services office provides the academic resources to help students of Saint Xavier University develop the educational strategies and skills to become successful learners and to create an environment that values lifelong learning.

Located on the Chicago campus in L-108 of the Warde Academic Center, the Learning Center and Disability Services office offers services in the following areas:

During the academic semester (except for finals week) our writing tutors are available:

Monday through Thursday   
8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Friday
8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

The Learning Center is dedicated to providing quality tutoring for many undergraduate courses.  Tutors at the Learning Center are recommended by faculty and hired for both their knowledge and ability to communicate.  Tutors help students work through coursework, regardless of the students' abilities or skill levels.

Please visit us in person or call 773-298-3956 to schedule an appointment.

Writing Assistance

At the Learning Center, undergraduate and graduate students are invited to meet with writing tutors to help improve their writing.  Writing tutors are students who excel at writing and have the skills to help students think  about the development of ideas, the arguments or an essay, grammar, punctuation and documentation. 

If you would like to work with a writing tutor, please make an appointment as soon as you can and as early in your writing process as possible. Please visit us in person or call 773-298-3956 to schedule an appointment.

Peer Tutoring Program

The Learning Center and Disability Services office is dedicated to providing quality tutoring for many undergraduate courses.  Tutors at the Learning Center are recommended by faculty and hired for both their knowledge and ability to communicate.  Tutors help students work through coursework, regardless of the students' abilities or skill levels. Please visit us in person or call 773-298-3956 to go over our tutoring schedules for each academic semester.

Supplemental Instruction (SI) Program

The Supplemental Instruction (SI) program provides peer-facilitated study sessions led by qualified and trained undergraduate SI leaders who attend classes with and encourage students to practice and discuss course concepts in study sessions.  These sessions are open to all students who want to improve their understanding of the material, as well as their grades.

Academic Success Workshops

Workshops are held during the year to support students' academic needs and interests.  Topics include:

Workshops are also available upon request.  Please call 773-298-3956 for more information.

Additional Resources

Additional resources available at the Learning Center:

Disability Services

Saint Xavier University is dedicated to improving the educational development of students with disabilities. Students who wish to disclose a disability or medical condition, in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, must provide appropriate documentation and may receive various academic accommodations, which are coordinated through the Learning Center and Disability Services office.

Some accommodations available to students include (but are not limited to):

Students seeking academic accommodations should contact the Learning Center and Disability Services to obtain a disability verification form.  This form, to be completed by an appropriate licensed professional, e.g. psychologist, physician, and/or psychiatrist, must be accompanied by a recent medical report, relevant test results and/or evaluation documenting the existence of a specific disability.  Documentation must be no older than the last three years.

For more information, contact the director of the Learning Center and Disability Services at 773-298-3308.

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