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Tutoring Services - Academic Support Center



Malcolm X College Tutoring Services offers free tutoring and academic support services to assist students in achieving personal and academic success. Tutors are available in a wide variety of subjects to assist students through one-on-one and group tutoring sessions. We encourage any student to seek tutoring to gain a deeper comprehension of course content and to enhance learning development.

Top Ten Reasons Students Should Seek Tutoring:
  1. Helps to improve failing or declining grades
  2. Builds confidence and self esteem
  3. Teaches students how to overcome test anxiety
  4. Provides enrichment for the successful student
  5. Teaches organizational skills
  6. Reduces frustration with a particular subject
  7. Prepares students for standardized testing and improves success
  8. Establishes a good foundation for early learners struggling with key concepts
  9. Helps with common core standards and teaches students new learning techniques
  10. Reduces the struggle with homework 
To receive tutoring is a quick and easy process:
  • ​Using GradesFirst, you can make an appointment for tutoring in either the Academic Support Center (Room 1601), WordShop (Room 1209) or the World Language Lab (Room 0536). Simply log in with your Username and Password. On your homepage, you'll see your courses listed and a link to schedule a tutor appointment. Please follow the steps below to schedule a tutoring appointment.
  • ​Our front desk staff can also make appointments for you if you stop by the Academic Support Center or the WordShop. Please see the Tutoring Chalkboard below for specific availability.

  1. What Tutors and Students can accomplish together.
    We are happy to assist you with study prep, note taking, brainstorming and final revisions.  Tutoring sessions are limited to one hour.  It is important to remember that tutoring services can also be utilized early in the semester as well.
  2. Come prepared to tutoring sessions.
    Bring any relevant textbooks, syllabi, class materials, notes, and papers.  It is easier for the tutors to provide excellent tutoring service if students bring the appropriate materials to a tutoring session.  Additionally, it is important for your tutor to refer back to any relevant materials provided by your instructor.
  3. Read your textbook and any relevant material provided by your instructor.
    In order to understand the course material it is essential to read assigned pages from the textbook.  Additionally, the tutors can provide students with greater assistance when the student have read the appropriate material(s).
  4. Come with a plan and questions.
    Know what material you would like to cover within a tutoring session.  Actively participate in the tutoring session by having a list of questions to ask your assigned tutor.
  5. Tutors can only help with homework concepts and assignments.
    We strongly encourage students to make an attempt at completing their assignment prior to requesting a tutor so students can take note of the specific concepts with which they want help.  You and your tutor can review these concepts and work through similar problems.  However, the tutor cannot do your homework for you nor help you with take home tests, quizzes, or projects.
  6. Please be respectful, thank you!
    Your time with the tutor is valuable. Please do not talk on your cell phone or cause distractions while working with your assigned tutor.

    Placement Test Prep:
    In addition to course content tutoring, we also offer tutoring for incoming students to prepare them to take the Placement Test. Students can make tutoring appointments for any of the three disciplines covered in the exam:

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Faculty & Staff

Academic Support Services Staff

Eric Annala, Director of Academic Support Services
Phone:  (312) 850-7473
Office:  Academic Support Center

Stephanie Bens, Coordinator II of Academic Support Services
Phone:  (312) 850-7880
Office:  WordShop

How to find us:      

Academic Support Center:  Room 1601 (located just behind the Advising Office)
WordShop (English, Reading, and Writing):  Room 1209 (located just across from Malcolm​ X’s car)
World Language Lab (Chinese and Spanish):  Room 0536 (located in the basement off of Stairwell B)

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Contact Information

1900 W Van Buren
Room 1601
Chicago, IL 60612
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Other Resources

Tutoring Centers & Subjects              

GradesFirst Tutoring Services User Guide     

CDL Online Tutoring Services                


Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

Understanding Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)                

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Holds & Alerts                

Appeal My Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Hold                

How to Avoid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Holds & Alerts                

Grade Point Average (GPA) Requirements for Skills Students