Resources for Academic Support

SPS Learning Studios

SPS Learning Studios are skill building online tutorials. Learning Studios are self-paced, self-directed, and individualized online tutorials to support SPS students and assist in student success. SPS Learning Studios are optional, non-credit, and zero-tuition courses house in Canvas, with no registration requirements in CAESAR.

Writing Support

The Writing Place offers free assistance with writing papers through peer writing consultations to SPS students. Writing Place consultants can provide help at any stage of the writing process, from talking about ideas, to developing a plan, to revising and editing a draft. All consultation appointments must be made online at The Writing Place website.

Math, Science, and Engineering Support

The SPS Math Place offers free tutorial services in math to SPS students currently enrolled in Northwestern undergraduate or graduate courses. To book a tutoring appointment, use the Math Place Scheduling Calendar and select an available opening. Tutoring appointments take place over Zoom. For questions concerning appointments or additional information regarding tutoring services, please contact Additionally, the Northwestern University Department of Mathematics maintains a list of mathematics graduate students who offer their services as private tutors in Mathematics for hire independent of Northwestern.

Northwestern Academic Support and Learning Advancement offers free drop-in peer tutoring in a number of subjects throughout the week on the Evanston campus. The Department of Chemistry offers TA tutoring throughout the week for General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry. Please contact the Undergraduate Chemistry Program Assistant for details. The Department of Physics & Astronomy offers TA tutoring throughout the week each quarter for Physics 130 and 135.  Please check with the department for days and times. 


Northwestern University and LinkedIn have partnered to offer students unlimited, on-demand access to a full library of online courses at no additional cost. Students can use LinkedIn Learning Courses to stay current in courses or for classes that require additional software skills.

Additional Tutoring Services

The following departments on the Evanston campus offer free tutoring services for undergraduate students:

For tutoring outside of the areas listed above, SPS academic advisers can work to refer students to independent tutors in certain subject areas.

Other Available Services

The following links provide information regarding other university services available to all students:

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