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Learning Commons

Learning Commons

The Learning Commons, located in the Information Commons (first floor, John T. Richardson Library), is a collaborative learning studio which provides a variety of peer tutoring services and resume assistance.

No appointment necessary. See below for hours.

Services Offered

Tutoring & Advising

FYAS Math Tutoring: The First-Year Academic Success (FYAS) Program is designed to help your complete prerequisite math or writing courses required for your major and the Liberal Studies Program. FYAS provides math tutoring during the Summer Quarter. Located at Group Work Tables 3 & 4.
Summer I (June 24 - July 17): Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 11:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Summer II (July 22 - August 21): Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 11:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
College of Science and Health Tutoring: Many academic programs offer free tutoring services for students.  For departments not listed below, see the College of Science and Health Tutoring Services

Nursing - located in the Scholar's Lab, JTR 103
Summer I & II (June 24 - August 20):
Monday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Physics - located in JTR 307
Will resume in Autumn Quarter.

Psychology (Stats) - located in JTR 307
Will resume in Autumn Quarter.

Startup Advising: Entrepreneurship student advisors from the Coleman Entrepreneurship Center are available for students to discuss to their business ideas, go over projects from their entrepreneurship courses, or talk generally about the academic and experiential sides of entrepreneurship. Located at Group Work Table 1.
Will resume in Autumn Quarter.

Resume, Internship & Job Search Help

A job recruiter will look at your resume for less than 10 seconds. How do you look on paper? Stop by for help with drafting or perfecting your resume. Peer Career Advisors help DePaul students and alumni jump start the job and internship search process, prepare for interviews, and determine the best Career Center services to assist in your search.  Located in Kelly Hall.

Will resume in Autumn Quarter.

Supplemental Instruction

Supplemental Instruction (SI) aims to help students successfully complete historically difficult classes through peer-assisted study sessions. Open to all students in a targeted SI course.

See the session schedule.


The Learning Commons, located in the John T. Richardson Library, is a student-centered learning environment that provides collaborative peer-education in a central location surrounded by academic resources. The Learning Commons supports Goal 1 of Vision 2018, "Focus the entire university community on student learning and success," by offering of a range of high-quality, academic support services in a convenient, visible location. To work towards the Learning Commons mission, Learning Commons partners adhere to the following guiding principles:

  • Services are peer-based
  • Services are open to all students
  • Services are provided on a drop-in basis
  • Service partners share in the governance and administration of the Learning Commons