About Academic Learning Center (ALC) Tutoring Services

The ALC offers small group tutoring for a nominal fee.

Tutor Groups are:

  • Course specific
  • Capped at five students per group
  • Scheduled to meet twice per week for 90 minutes each meeting
  • Held at the same time, in the same place, on the same days each week
  • All tutor groups meet on the Lawrence campus
  • Facilitated by peers who meet eligibility requirements and are formally trained as ALC tutors
  • Formed based on student demand each fall and spring semester


  • Request tutor groups online ALC Tutoring
  • Are placed in tutor groups on a first come, first serve, by schedule basis
  • Have a free trial period for attending the tutor group
  • Agree to abide by the terms stated in the ALC Tutoring Services user agreement form


  • Are undergraduate and graduate students
  • Come recommended by at least two faculty/instructors
  • Scored a B or higher in the course selected to tutor (or in a higher level course in the same discipline)  
  • Trained in a variety of learning preferences and equipped with a variety of tutoring strategies
  • Formally evaluated each semester for their work as tutors

Financial Aid:

  • Is available in the form of fee waivers to students who are eligible
  • Eligibility for the fee waiver is based on information provided in the FAFSA
  • Is awarded on a first come, first serve basis while funds are available
  • Students may apply for a fee waiver during the online tutor group request process

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