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Academic Support

College can feel overwhelming sometimes. If you find yourself confused by class material, intimidated by an assignment or just unsure of what is standing between you and the grades you want, the resources available at Saint Louis University Student Success Center can help.

For general questions about academic support resources, contact Emily Tuttle, at emily.m.tuttle@slu.edu.

University Writing Services

Committed to the campus-wide improvement of student writing, Saint Louis University Writing Services offers a range of resources to support you, whether you are brainstorming ideas off of an assignment sheet or copy editing that (almost) perfect final draft. Set up a session with one of our writing consultants by logging into your mySLU account and selecting "EAB Navigate - Student" located under "Applications" on the Okta dashboard. 

When scheduling an appointment with University Writing Services, you may choose one of three options: an in-person consultation, a Zoom appointment, or asynchronous appointment. In-person consultations will occur in one of the three available 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 writing@slu.edu

University Writing Services

Tutoring

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 sessions are typically offered as one-on-one sessions but in some cases may be offered in small groups. 

To schedule an appointment, log into your mySLU account and select EAB Navigate - Student located under Applications on the Okta dashboard. For questions about tutoring, contact the coordinator of academic support, Melissa Burgess, at melissa.burgess@slu.edu.

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
  • Psychology

No appointment is necessary. 

Supplemental Instruction Schedule

Become a Tutor or Supplemental Instruction Leader

SLU’s tutor and Supplemental Instruction leader positions are wonderful leadership opportunities for undergraduate students. Currently, the Student Success Center employs more than 90 students as tutors or Supplemental Instruction leaders. 

The Student Success Center is currently recruiting tutors and Supplemental Instruction leaders for the 2022-2023 academic year. Applications and Faculty Recommendations are due by Monday, March 21, 2022, and interviews will take place on Saturday, April 2, 2022. For questions about the position or application process, contact the coordinator of academic support, Melissa Burgess, at melissa.burgess@slu.edu.

Tutor and SI Leader Application

Faculty Recommendation Form

Requirements to be a Tutor or Supplemental Instruction Leader

  • Have at least a 3.0 in the subject area to be tutored and maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Submit a faculty recommendation
  • Attend the Fall orientation training
  • Participate in in-service trainings or projects (two per semester)
  • Act as an academic role model
  • Be encouraging and supportive of your peers

Preference for tutor and Supplemental Instruction leader positions will be given to undergraduate students who have taken at least one semester of classes at Saint Louis University. We typically do not hire graduate students.

Benefits of Becoming a Tutor or Supplemental Instruction Leader

  • Gain valuable, professional experience.
  • Continue to develop your understanding of important subject material while helping your peers.
  • Give back to the SLU community.
  • Balance your academics through convenient, on-campus employment.