The Literacy Center offers tutoring in every subject for the Wolfpack community.

ABOUT THE LIT CENTER

The Literacy Center offers drop-in tutoring services for students at Niles West High School. Core focus areas include Math, English, Science, and Social Studies. Our mission is to provide quality tutoring that supports student learning and empowers students to achieve academic success. The Literacy Center provides a welcoming and friendly atmosphere for students to drop in to seek help on homework, essay writing, exam prep, and more.

Students are welcome to drop in for help during their free periods (lunch and/or study hall) or before and after school. No appointment needed. We are located in Room 1161.

HOURS OF OPERATION

MONDAY-THURSDAY

7:20am to 4:10pm

FRIDAY

7:20am to 3:23pm

*No early bird period on late start days.

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FACULTY TUTORING

Faculty tutors are Niles West teachers who provide tutoring in Math, English, and Science.

PEER TUTORING

Peer tutors are students recommended by Niles West faculty who have excelled in the courses they support.

STUDY GROUPS

Facilitated by peer tutors, study groups come together to boost their learning and prepare for midterm and final exams.

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TEACHER SCHEDULE

The Lit Center is staffed by Niles West teachers to assist students in Math, English, and Science courses. See the teachers' schedule below.

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING YOUR VISIT

Your first tutoring session can be a little nerve wracking. It's difficult meeting someone new, especially when you don't know what to expect. The best way to approach your first visit to the Lit Center is to remember that our tutors' role is to help you, not judge you.

Here's what you can expect when entering the Lit Center:

  • You will swipe-in at the front desk, where you will be asked what subject you need help with.

  • Depending on your needs, you will be paired with an available teacher or peer tutor.

  • Unless you agree to be part of a group session, you will work one-on-one with your tutor.

  • Your tutoring session will take place at a table in the Lit Center.

  • The tutor will begin by going over the assignment or lesson you need help with. They may ask questions and seek further information to clarify exactly what you need assistance with.

  • Once the tutor has assessed where assistance is needed, they will begin the explanations or examples that will help you gain a better understanding of the material.

  • Based on your needs, the tutor may re-explain the material to you, review your work and provide feedback, demonstrate the material in some way, or even give you practice problems to ensure that you understand the material.

  • Tutoring sessions typically range from 10 minutes to 42 minutes. Most sessions last the entire period.