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Tutoring Center

Derek Lazarski

Director, Academic Support Services

Truman College's Learning Resource Center offers free tutoring and academic support services to assist students in achieving personal and academic success. Tutors are available in a wide variety of subjects to assist students through one-on-one and group tutoring sessions. We encourage any student to seek tutoring to gain a deeper comprehension of course content and to enhance learning development.     

Tutoring Services

Taking advantage of tutoring services is quick and easy.     

  1. Check tutor availability or make an appointment using GradesFirst. Log into GradesFirst. On your homepage, you'll see your courses listed and a link to schedule a tutor appointment. You can find drop in tutoring services or make an appointment.
  2. Visit our Tutoring Center. Meet the tutoring staff and make arrangements for tutoring services.

Larry McKeon Building     

    • Tutoring Center (main) - Room 177

Main Building     

    • CIS Lab - Room L567
    • Foreign Language Lab - Room 2100
    • Tutoring evening appointments - Room 1561
    • Tutoring Saturday appointments - Room 1561
    • Writing Center - Room 1425
    • Math Center - Room 1220

Appointment Policies

  • To schedule an appointment, confirm tutor availability via GradesFirst, then call or visit the Tutoring Center to book your tutorial session. Walk-in appointments are accommodated when possible. Students MUST provide their Student ID # to schedule an appointment.
  • Cancellations. Please be considerate and cancel your appointments as soon as possible, preferably within 24 hours of your scheduled appointment.
  • Punctuality. Please arrive on time for your scheduled tutoring appointment as there is only a 10 minute grace period. Students with outstanding no-shows risk the right to schedule future tutoring appointments.

What Tutors Expect From Students

  1. Don’t procrastinate. We are happy to assist you with study prep, note taking, brainstorming, and final revisions, but please do not wait until the last minute to request tutoring services. It is important to remember that tutoring sessions are limited in time, so plan accordingly.
  2. Come prepared to tutoring sessions. Bring any relevant textbooks, syllabi, class materials, notes, and papers. It is easier for the tutors to provide excellent tutoring service if you bring the appropriate materials to a tutoring session. Additionally, it is important for your tutor to refer back to any relevant materials provided by your instructor.
  3. Read your textbook and any relevant material provided by your instructor. It is difficult for you to understand the course material if you have not read assigned pages from the textbook. Additionally, the tutors cannot provide assistance if you have not read the appropriate material(s).
  4. Come with a plan and questions. Know what material you would like to cover within that tutoring session. Actively participate in the tutoring sessions by having a list of questions to ask your assigned tutor.
  5. Tutors will not do your homework for you. We strongly encourage you to attempt to complete your assignment prior to requesting a tutor so you can take note of specific concepts where you need help. You and your tutor can review these concepts and work through similar problems. However, the tutor cannot do your homework for you nor help you with take-home tests, quizzes, or projects.
  6. Be Respectful. Do not talk on your cell phone or cause distractions while working with your assigned tutor.

Subjects Available for Tutoring

    Accounting ​ ​Biology Chemistry ​CIS (Computer Info Systems)
    English - reading & writing ​ESL (English as a Second Language) ​GED ​Humanities
    ​Math ​​Placement/standardized test prep ​Physics ​Spanish
    ​Social Science

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Contact Information

(773) 907-4785 or (773) 907-4790
1145 W Wilson Ave.
Larry McKeon Student Services Building Room 177
Chicago, IL 60640
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Mon - Thurs, 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


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