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Academic Support

Academic support at Saint Louis University fosters a welcoming and supportive environment to help SLU students reach their academic goals. We offer tutoring, Supplemental Instruction, writing services and student success coaching. 

College courses can come with their own unique challenges. Our resources are here for every student, whatever your needs. Whether course material has you confused or you just want to review, if you’re brainstorming or polishing up a final draft, our staff can assist you in moving forward confidently. Plus, there are no extra fees associated with using our resources.

Students who have used SLU's Academic Support resources report: 

  • Being welcomed by our kind and helpful staff
  • Having a better understanding of course material
  • Getting help with problem-solving in their classes
  • Increasing their confidence levels and decreasing their stress levels
  • Feeling supported when they’re experiencing challenges
  • Improving their planning and time-management skills
  • Becoming stronger writers

Because of these benefits, academic support averages 26,000 student visits each academic year. We hope to see you soon!

For general questions about Academic Support resources, contact Emily Tuttle at


Tutoring at Saint Louis University follows a cross-level peer tutoring model where the tutor, identified by their level of achievement from taking a particular course, is a SLU student who works with peers who have yet to complete the same course. Tutoring is typically offered as a one-on-one session, but in some cases may be offered in small groups. 

Tutoring appointments can be scheduled through EAB Navigate. 

For questions about tutoring, contact the coordinator of academic support, Melissa Burgess, at

Tutoring Courses Offered

Supplemental Instruction

Supplemental Instruction is an academic support program offering group tutoring for some large lecture courses at SLU. Supplemental Instruction leaders are peers who have previously taken and excelled in the course. What is unique about Supplemental Instruction is that the leaders attend the lecture and act as model students. They use their experience in the lecture to develop sessions that focus on collaborative learning and study strategies.

Supplemental Instruction is available in the fall and spring semesters for some of the largest lectures in the following subject areas:

  • Anatomy
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics

No appointment is necessary. 

For questions about Supplemental Instruction, contact the coordinator of academic support, Melissa Burgess, at

Supplemental Instruction Schedule

University Writing Services

University Writing Services is committed to the campus-wide improvement of student writing and offers support at every stage of the writing process.

When scheduling an appointment with University Writing Services on EAB Navigate, you may choose one of three consultation options: in-person, Zoom appointment, or asynchronous. In-person consultations will be held in one of three locations: Busch Student Center 331; Pius XII Memorial Library Room 320 or Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing Suite 114. 

For questions about University Writing Services, email

University Writing Services

Student Success Coaching

Student success coaching offers support during the transition to college. Whether you’re a first-year student or a senior, challenges can happen at any point, and coaching can help you create a plan to move toward your goals in and out of the classroom.

If you have questions about success coaching or have difficulty scheduling an appointment on EAB Navigate, please contact Emily Tuttle at .

Student Success Coaching