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Academic Resources for Undergraduate Students

Marian University offers Tutoring and Supplemental Instruction as a free resource and service through the Academic Commons to undergraduate students from all programs, including MAP and ABSN. The Academic Commons also hosts events such as workshops and open work sessions to help build community among learners. Our mission is to provide you with space and place to access individualized instruction and support your academic success, whether you need extra help understanding concepts and assignments or want to maintain a strong grade.

Peer Tutoring

Peer Tutoring is available by appointment through WCOnline. Appointments must be made at least 12 hours in advance. Both face-to-face and online appointments are available, in 30 minute or 1 hour time slots. Face-to-face appointments are held at the Indianapolis campus on the first floor of Mother Theresa Hackelmeier Memorial Library.

If you want to meet with a tutor for a specific course and do not see it in WCOnline, please email Though we cannot guarantee that a tutor can be found for every course offered, we will try our best to meet your needs!

Group Tutoring

Small group tutoring for 2-3 students is available through scheduling an appointment with a peer tutor in WCOnline.

Large group tutoring is regularly scheduled, course-specific, group study support where a trained peer tutor works with groups of 4-8+ students to deepen understanding of course content, practice strategies for learning to prepare for exams, and completing projects. Peer tutors connect with the students themselves to decide on the focus of each session.

To request a large group tutoring session, email

Supplemental Instruction

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is regularly scheduled, course-specific, out-of-class instruction facilitated by a trained peer SI Leader who attends class and prepares SI sessions based on the class content. These sessions are offered for historically challenging courses and provide an opportunity to ask questions about course content, deepen understanding of key concepts, and develop learning/study strategies. Students who participate in SI sessions typically earn higher final course grades and exam grades than students who do not participate in SI. SI attendance is voluntary, and it is not a substitute for class attendance or individual studying. 

For information about the days, times, and locations for SI sessions, email or speak with your professor or SI Leader.

Community Work Sessions & Events

Community Work Sessions are informal and unstructured group study time, with no designated SI leader or tutor in charge. Community Work Sessions bring together students, peers, peer tutors, and faculty for scheduled side-by-side study/work time in an informal environment. These events aim to create intentional space and place to support building communities of learners in similar classes and majors to promote their own productivity, accountability, and academic success.

Email to request a Community Work Session.

Check out the Marian University events calendar for more information on days, times, and locations of sessions, workshops, and other events hosted in the Academic Commons.

ELL/Multilingual Writing Support

The Academic Commons team includes professional tutors who provide support to English Language Learners and Multilingual students. In addition to writing, this support includes reading, understanding assignments, giving speeches or oral presentations, learning grammar, pronunciation, etc. Both face-to-face and online tutoring appointments are available through WCOnline and should be scheduled at least 12 hours in advance. 

Video Tutorial: How to Schedule Appointments with ELL/Multilingual Writing Tutors 

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