Instructor Center

Academic Support

Academic Consultations

The Academic Learning Center (ALC) meets individually with students seeking effective learning strategies for studying, note-taking, test preparation, and time management. KU faculty and staff may refer students to the ALC by having students email Consultations are free of charge and all students (undergraduate and graduate students) may make an appointment.

Supplemental Instruction

SI works with faculty in providing peer facilitated study sessions outside of the classroom. SI Leaders (undergraduate students who have been referred by instructors) hold SI sessions, office hours, attend lectures, and meet regularly with the SI Supervisor and instructor. If faculty are interested in incorporating SI into their course, they may phone 785-864-7733.

Tutoring Services

Small group peer led tutoring is available on campus for undergraduate students. Tutor groups are course specific and are designed to provide out-of-class discussion and practice.

Tutor Eligibility

All ALC tutors must provide two faculty/instructor references, have scored a B or higher in the course(s) selected to tutor (or in a higher level course within the same discipline), successfully pass the interview, attend two required tutor trainings each semester, and receive a formal evaluation.

Tutor Training

ALC tutors are trained in the areas of learning style preferences, college student learning theory, group facilitation skills, and tutoring strategies. Tutors are trained to facilitate discussion about questions, problems, and basic concepts as well as to facilitate practice by providing examples. Each tutor’s work is formally evaluated each semester and each tutor receives a copy of the formal evaluation analysis for the purposes of reflection, introspection, and areas for improvement.

Faculty/Instructor Reference

Submit the online reference form

Student Referrals

If you have students to whom you would like to refer for tutoring, please have them go to Request a Tutor Group. Students may request tutor groups through the link provided on our website.

Instructor Request for Course Specific Tutoring

If you would like to have a tutor group developed for your course, please contact ALC Tutoring Services either at 785-864-7733 or We will be happy to assist you.

Academic Workshops

Custom workshops are held during the fall semester and may be requested for classes by instructors or graduate teaching assistants throughout the academic year. Workshop topics may include: effective note-taking, study skills, test preparation, and time management. Workshops are open to all students (undergraduate and graduate) and pre-registration is not needed.