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Tutoring Center
Bldg C, Room C230, ECC Campus
Tel: 847-214-7256
tutoring@elgin.edu
Reception Desk Hours: M-Th 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Friday (closed)
Drop-in tutoring as listed on current semester bookmark

Learning Center
ABEC and ESL students only

Bldg K, Room K128, ECC Campus
Tel: 847-214-6976
Hours: M-Th 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.;
F 1 - 3 p.m.*

(*) For specialized help, call for details.


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Tutoring & Study Labs

Raise your grades and enjoy these other benefits of tutoring and/or small group study. Tutoring is provided by professional tutors.

  • Improve your test scores
  • Learn productive study skills from professionals
  • Build academic self-confidence
  • Reach your full potential

Drop-in Tutoring

Anatomy, Biology, Business 101, Business Math, Chemistry, English, Math, Physics, Physiology and Reading

Come as often as you like, and stay as long as you need. Schedules and locations vary by subject. Drop-in hours as listed on the current semester bookmark.

Cost: FREE
Location: Varies by subject. Contact the Tutoring Center, Building C, Room C230, ECC Campus
Hours: As listed on the current semester bookmark or contact the Tutoring Center
Who can use: Students currently enrolled in and attending ECC courses
How to enroll: No enrollment needed. Stop by Building C, Room C230, ECC Campus. Call 847-214-7256 for information.

Writing (The Write Place)

Get one-to-one assistance in all types of writing, including essays, reports, basic skills in English, grammar and punctuation, formatting papers, speech outlines, vocabulary and ways to make your writing stronger before it is submitted for grading.

Cost: FREE
Location: The Write Place, Building B, Room B274, ECC Campus
Who can use: Students enrolled in credit classes at ECC, ECC employees
How to enroll: Stop by Building B, Room B274, ECC Campus. Call 847-214-7480 for information.

Hours: Mondays through Thursdays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m.; Fridays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

ABE/GED Math, Reading, Writing, English as a second language

Students use various media to work on improving skills in these areas.

Cost: FREE
Location: Building K, Room K128, ECC Campus
Who can use: Students enrolled in an ESL/GED-ABE class or program.
How to enroll: Stop by Building K, Room K128, ECC Campus. Call 847-214-6976 for information.

Online Tutoring

Online tutoring is available for many courses, tutors access online tutoring every day. Subjects available as listed on the current online bookmark.

Cost: FREE
Who can use: Students currently enrolled in and attending ECC courses
How to enroll: Email arhoades@elgin.edu, put "online tutoring" in the subject line. Include your name, ECC I.D. number and course(s).

Private Tutoring

  • Private tutoring is by appointment only
  • Sessions are 50 minutes and scheduled weekly
  • Contact the Tutoring Center for available subjects and times

Cost: Free for the first five sessions. A small fee applies for additional tutoring.  
Who can use: Students currently enrolled in and attending ECC courses
How to enroll: Stop by Building C, Room C230, ECC Campus and fill out registration form. Call 847-214-7256 for information.

Workshops

Two-hour, continuing education workshops designed to help students sharpen their skills. Subjects are available as listed on the current workshop bookmark, or contact the Tutoring Center.

Cost: Minimal fee
Who can use: Students currently enrolled in and attending ECC courses
How to enroll: Stop by Building C, Room C230, ECC Campus. Call 847-214-7256 for information.

Study Labs

Math Lab

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Become a self-reliant math student! All students enrolled in mathematics courses are encouraged to use the Math Lab.

  • Small study groups
  • Work on homework
  • Get help with class projects
  • Placement test preparation
  • Final exam preparation

Cost: FREE
Who can use: Students currently enrolled in and attending ECC math courses.
How to enroll: No appointment necessary. Just stop by Building D, Room D219, ECC Campus. Call 847-214-4169 for information.
Hours: Mondays through Thursdays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m.