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:

The Learning Center and Disability Services office is pleased to help you in all of your academic endeavors. Please call to make an appointment for one of our services or to learn more about how we can assist you. Feel free to stop by the Learning Center to take advantage of our computer labs, student resources, to meet with friendly, knowledgeable staff person or for more information.

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 of 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. Students can also register with WCOnline and schedule writing appointments via this online scheduling system.

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

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

Friday
8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

 

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.

 

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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