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Tutoring Services

Students enrolled at COD in developmental or college-level courses are eligible to receive course-based tutoring at no cost. Tutors can help review, clarify and reinforce concepts from lectures, labs, discussions or assigned readings.

Tutors are available for a range of courses including math, sciences, foreign languages, computer courses, nursing, technical and occupational areas. Tutoring sessions are led by peers and professional tutors who are current and former COD students and have demonstrated expertise in courses at the College.


Tutoring Services offers three different ways for students to connect with a tutor:

Drop-In Sessions

Drop-in tutoring sessions are available in-person and online. No appointment is necessary.

In-Person or Virtual Appointments

Students can request an in-person or virtual appointment by completing the tutoring services request form. Tutoring appointments last 50-minutes and can accommodate up to three students. 

For more information on tutoring, visit the Learning Commons in the Student Resource Center (SRC) 2102 or contact the Learning Commons at (630) 942-3686.

Hours of Operation

In-person and online Tutoring Services hours vary according to location.

Tutoring Frequently Asked Questions

The following frequently asked questions can help you learn more about tutoring sessions.

Complete the Tutoring Request Form using Firefox or Chrome. Students can have three 50-minute appointments per week.

Tutoring provides "Drop-in" sessions for a variety of subjects like chemistry, math, accounting, A&P, and foreign languages where no appointment is needed.

Study Skills Sessions are also offered for assistance with organization, time management, test taking, and studying.  All services are free.

Most sessions take place in the Learning Commons - SRC 2102 or online. Some may occur elsewhere on the Main Campus or at the COD centers.

Tutors can clarify points from lectures, labs, discussions, or assigned readings. Tutors will show students how to become independent learners; however, tutors cannot complete homework for students or grade assignments.
Come prepared to your tutoring session. Bring your syllabus, textbook, notes, and any questions you have. Tutoring is most effective when you are prepared.
Tutors work with Accommodation Specialists to personalize their services for students with disabilities who have documentation of the disability on file in Center for Access and Accommodations.
Tutors are proficient in their subjects. They can help you learn and improve your study skills.
Peer tutors are needed in every subject from accounting to zoology. Apply to become a peer tutor through Human Resources.

Contact Information

Learning Commons
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 2102
Call: (630) 942-3940
Hours of Operation

Mathematics Assistance
(630) 942-3339

Writing, Reading, Speech Assistance
(630) 942-3355

Tutoring Services
(630) 942-3686