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Academic Tutoring

The Academic Success Center provides group and individualized academic support and tutoring across a spectrum of subjects. Students can work on specific writing needs or use the center as a place to discuss projects, paper topics, or ideas. Tutoring is free for currently enrolled Roosevelt students. Please book a session with one of our tutors using the form below.

FAQ Faculty

Where is the Academic Success Tutoring Center located?

Chicago Campus: Auditorium Room 124M

How can I get connected with the Academic Success Center?

The Academic Success Center is always happy when faculty wants to get involved. Please contact us to hear about all the options available.

Do my students have to pay anything to use tutoring at the ASC?

Academic Success Center tutoring is free to all students currently enrolled at Roosevelt University.

Who are the tutors?

The tutors in the Academic Success Center include currently enrolled students and professional staff.

What kind of training do the tutors have?

Tutors are given specific training in facilitating small group and individualized instruction by an experienced tutor coordinator who has several years of experience as a classroom instructor.

How do the tutors know what to teach?

At the beginning of these appointments, the tutor will take a few minutes to talk with your student about your course and assignments, and will continue to draw on the student’s knowledge during the session.

Can I require a student in my course to schedule a tutoring appointment on his or her work?

Students can certainly be required to seek tutoring by their course instructors. Faculty referral of students to the tutoring center is very effective, and instructors are strongly encouraged to inquire about the students who they have referred for tutoring as a way to help monitor their progress.

Can I find out which of students in my course have visited the ASC to get assistance?

Although we do not automatically notify an instructor of a student’s visit, you may request such information. We are willing to share this information unless a student requests otherwise. Please contact the Academic Success Center at 312-341-3818

How can I arrange a tutor to specialize in my course?

The Academic Success Center can provide a tutor for your course if it is requested. We can either provide a tutor to sit in on the classes and become very familiar with the material so they can have a detailed knowledge of your course to assist students who attend, or tutoring sessions can be facilitated by a former student of the course. Please contact the ASC at the beginning of the semester to see if arrangements can be made.

Even if a tutor has not been assigned to your course, your students are welcome to arrange tutoring appointments at the ASC. They will be given appointments with tutors whose background and disciplinary knowledge are as close as possible to the discipline of your course.

Will the ASC proofread my students’ papers and class work?

The tutors at the Academic Success Center do not proofread papers or homework. The ASC provides tutors who can assist with the entire writing process from the development of content to going through the draft of a paper to point out frequently made errors and help students learn to recognize and correct them.

If my students visit the ASC, how can I be sure that their assignments represent their own work and not the tutors?

Tutors at the Academic Success Center do not do students’ work. Students are expected to take responsibility for the issues discussed during the session as well as for any revisions to a paper. Tutors at the Academic Success Center assist the students with their assignments by helping them utilize their own ideas.

FAQ Students

How much does it cost?

Tutoring is free for currently enrolled Roosevelt students. Students can utilize a tutor for up to two one-hour sessions per subject per week.

What subjects can I get help from a tutor?

  • Accounting
  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Economics
  • English Composition
  • English Language Program
  • Finance
  • History
  • Hospitality Management
  • Mathematics
  • Music Theory
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Statistics

How do I make an appointment?

You can make an appointment by clicking here (add link to FLEXBook) or you can call
Chicago: 312-341-3818

Do I have to make an appointment?

We can accommodate some walk-in appointments, but in order to ensure that we have proper tutoring staff on hand to assist you, we ask that you please make an appointment.

Why should I get tutoring? I’m not failing!

Many students believe that tutoring is something someone only does when having problems in class. This is not true. Tutoring is a way to study and understand concepts in an interactive fashion. Not only does a tutoring session help a student's brain process information more effectively, a tutor can also help identify the areas a student doesn’t know and assist in developing techniques to better learn information.

Don’t wait until there is a problem! Meet with a tutor or join a study group early during a semester in order to stay on top of your work and one step ahead of any problems.

What happens during a tutoring session?

Tutors generally let students lead sessions by asking what they would like to work on and using the materials they have brought. Tutors usually use this questioning approach to guide students in their learning.

How can I explain what I need to a tutor?

Even if you are unsure of the issues you may be having, tutors are trained to help you identify your needs. Problems can vary from a small part of a course to your overall study skills and habits. A tutor can assist with discovering and helping you overcome academic road blocks so you can be successful in the future.

Where is the center located?

Chicago Campus: Auditorium Room 124-M

What is the best way to prepare for a tutoring session?

Make sure you have all the materials that you will need in order to show the tutor what you are working on. Some of the materials and information you can prepare before you arrive could be:

  • description of your assignment/project
  • your instructor’s expectations
  • your goals for the assignment
  • potential strengths and weaknesses you have identified in your writing
  • your goals and desired outcomes for your tutoring session.

What do I do if I can’t make it to a scheduled appointment?

If you are unable to make it to your scheduled appointment, please call to cancel or reschedule:
Chicago Campus: 312-341-3818

How long is a session?

A tutoring session lasts one hour. If more assistance is needed, you can make an appointment for another session.

Can I get help writing a paper?

The Academic Success Center will not proofread papers or edit work. The ASC provides tutors who can assist with the entire writing process from the development of content to going through the draft of a paper for standard English usage and both MLA and APA documentation style, as well as Chicago Manual of Style.

Who are the tutors?

The tutors in the Academic Success Center include currently enrolled students who have demonstrated proficiency in various fields, typically honors undergraduate students and graduate students, as well as professional staff.

What training do the tutors have?

Tutors are given specific training in the conducting of small group and individualized instruction by an experienced tutor coordinator who also has several years of experience as a classroom instructor.

Can my instructor find out if I have been visiting the ASC?

Yes, your professor can find out if you have been visiting the ASC. If you do not wish for your professor to have this information, please inform the tutor at the time of your visit.

Academic Success Tutoring Center
AUD 124M
312-341-3818