Tutoring/Academic HelpDesks

Before seeking any tutoring services, students should utilize their instructor through office hours, individual meetings, or any review sessions that are offered. Instructors are your best resource when it comes to understanding the course material. Office hours are usually listed on your course syllabus. If they are not there, contact your instructor to find an agreeable meeting time. 

Additionally, the Academic Success Center provides free drop-in tutoring through the available Academic Help Desks. Several departments on campus also provide tutoring for students in the courses they offer. The Academic Success Center has centralized all of this information for you and made it available below. 

We recommend that students also consider forming or joining study groups with peers from their classes. Study groups are proven to improve student learning and understanding by engaging one another with course concepts in a space that enables individuals to help one another. We have compiled a resourceful guide for Organizing and Conducting Effective Study Groups. 

The Private Tutoring program is available to undergraduate students in a variety of courses. These tutors have been approved by the Academic Success Center by confirming that they have met the following criteria: are Bradley University students or staff members, have earned 12 or more semester hours of credit at Bradley University, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75, have earned a B grade or higher in each course they are listing, and have gained approval from the department that offers the course(s) for which they would tutor. Appointments and fees are negotiated privately. The Academic Success Center & Bradley University are not responsible for the payment of or services provided by private tutors.

In addition to tutoring, we offer students other academic resources including academic peer mentoring and/or Student Success Workshops. Additionally, the Writing Center will help with written work. 

Students with consistent attendance in tutoring see a significant change in their understanding of course content and an increase in grades. Whether you are struggling with course content or have a “B” and want to get an “A,” you are encouraged to try tutoring. 

Tips for a Successful Peer Tutoring Session

What should I bring to tutoring? Textbook, lecture notes, prepared questions, a notebook or paper, writing utensils, and a willingness to participate 

What should I NOT bring to tutoring? Cell phone, gum, food, drinks and anything that could distract your peers 

How do I get started? Review the tutoring schedule to see when the course you need help with is offered. Arrive to appropriate location. Ask for help with study skills, practice problems, or general concepts. 

Schedule of Tutoring in the Academic Success Center and in various colleges/departments:

If the course you are looking for is not offered, we welcome your request to provide services for that course; simply email success@bradley.edu with your name, best contact number, and the course(s) for which you would like to have tutoring. We will provide additional drop-in tutoring services for courses with a reasonable volume of requests.