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Learning Support

Learning Support is Here to Help

Our deepest sympathies go to everyone whose lives have been affected by COVID-19. We are happy to announce that all of our services, including 1:1 tutoring, will be available to all students remotely via video conferencing. Our dedicated team is here to help you transition to online learning seamlessly. We will continue to provide the same outstanding services you are used to receiving. For any questions about our department, please email or reach out to Reece McDevitt, Learning Support Manager, at

Our Mission

The mission of NLU’s Office of Learning Support is to offer proactive academic assistance for students by providing in-person/online tutoring in writing and math, cooperating with faculty to support student learning, and advocating for equitable educational access.

Who We Are

We, the Office of Learning Support, provide individualized services designed to achieve maximum student learning potential at the postsecondary level. By integrating National Louis University’s mission and values into our approach, we provide a structured support system that promotes access for all students. We reinforce this system by guiding students to become self-sufficient learners through integrative academic support, including tutoring and workshops. Our staff possesses expertise in current learning theory, subject matter knowledge, and best instructional practices to support a variety of learners. We apply this expertise to enhance student learning outcomes and academic success.

Location and Hours

Learning Support services currently are provided only online. 

Tutoring Appointments: 

Meet with a learning specialist online through Zoom. You can schedule an appointment in one of two ways.

    1. Request an Apointment Form
    2. Navigate Student app (download in the app store and login with your NLU portal username/password)

Online tutoring availability:

    • 9:00am to 7:00pm, Monday through Thursday
    • 9:00am to 5:00pm, Friday

Contact us:

Email questions or concerns to

Our virtual office hours are 9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.

1:1 Tutoring Sessions

Learning Specialists provide tutoring, free of charge, for all NLU students. Learning Specialist are content experts in the following subjects:

  • Writing (grammar, usage, mechanics, style, organization, and citations)
  • Math (algebra, statistics, probability, and geometry)
  • Science (biology, physical science, and environmental science)
  • Technology (D2L, Word, and Excel)

Research assistance available through the NLU Library. See library website for more information.

1:1 tutoring appointments are normally an hour long. During your appointment, a Learning Specialist will help you build the academic skills necessary to succeed in your courses. You may also receive additional study strategies and coaching to reinforce these academic skills. Our Learning Specialists will be your mentor and advocate throughout your education at NLU.

You can schedule an appointment with a Learning Specialist in three ways:



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