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Tutoring Services - Academic Support

Randi Ploszaj

Director, Academic Support Services

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.        

Fall 2016 Tutoring Hours


We now offer appointments for all subjects. Please visit GradesFirst and click on “Get Tutoring” to make an appointment. Click to see the GradesFirst ​​Appointment ​Reservation Instructions​​.       

You can also make an appointment in person by visiting Room 2301.  Drop-ins for all subjects are welcome; however, space is limited. We strongly recommend that you schedule an appointment for all services. 
Visit our Front Desk in Room 2301 for assistance. It's that easy!

​​Weekly Group Tutoring and Review Sessions      
 (ongoing through December 15, 2016) ​      
Math 98 
Math 207/208 

BIO 121
ays (Serves MINI Sessions)
BIO 121
 BIO 227
BIO 227
​​No appointments are needed to attend a group session.      
Simply bring your textbook, class notes, and any questions with you!​ ​​     

Tell us about your visit! Take the Tutor Satisfaction Survey here! ​                        
TUTORING SERVICE GUIDELINES                              
  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.

Top Ten Reasons Students Should Seek Tutoring:​                         

  • Helps to improve failing or declining grades
  • Builds confidence and self esteem
  • Teaches students how to overcome test anxiety
  • Provides enrichment for the successful student
  • Teaches organizational skills
  • Reduces frustration with a particular subject
  • Prepares students for standardized testing and improves success
  •  Establishes a good foundation for early learners struggling with key concepts
  • Helps with common core standards and teaches students new learning techniques
  • Reduces the struggle with homework ​​



Faculty & Staff

Academic Support Services Staff                         

Randi Ploszaj
Director, Academic Support Services​​​
Phone: (312) 850-7469
Office: 2302

How to find us:

Academic Support is located on the 2nd Floor in Room 2301. We can be accessed by stairwell and elevator #7 behind the Cafeteria, or through the back of the Library.​       


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Contact Information

(312) 850-7473
1900 West Jackson Blvd.
Room 2301
Chicago, IL 60612
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Mon-Thurs  8:00a.m.-8:00p.m.
Friday         8:00a.m.-6:00p.m.


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