Peer Tutoring and Study Skills
The Study Zone provides students with drop-in opportunities to receive additional help from peers in math, writing, the sciences and other subjects. Peer tutors are available during the fall and spring semesters in the Study Zone on the second floor of the library in Kindlon Hall.
If you would like to apply to work as a peer tutor, please call (630) 829-6041 for more information.
Study Skills Workshops
Students can take advantage of a series of study skills workshops conducted each semester.
Workshops cover a variety of important topics, such as:
- Understanding your course syllabi - Learn how to use your syllabus to set priorities, manage time, track performance and improve your academic performance.
- Identifying and using your personal learning style - Your personal learning style can impact the way you study and learn. Discover your learning style and specific strategies for using your learning preferences in the classroom and at home.
- Effective time management strategies - Learn strategies for organizing your schedule and maximizing your time.
- Strategies for effective textbook reading - Textbooks are required for a reason. Get the most out of the books that cost you so much by discovering the SQ3R method.
- Test-taking strategies for better results - Subjective, objective, multiple choice or essay –learn more about the different strategies you can use to manage test anxiety and improve test scores.
- Examining work values and exploring career options - Whether you’re contemplating changing a major or already committed to a career path, making connections with career professionals will help you focus on long-term goals based on your personal values.
- Managing stress - Don’t let mid-semester stress overwhelm you. Learn strategies for managing pressure, including some techniques you can use in the classroom.
- Using Bloom’s Taxonomy - Use Bloom’s Taxonomy as an effective approach to thinking, learning and the writing process.
- Writing assistance resources at BenU - Learn about the resources available to students and how to best utilize them. An in-class activity provides insight into the importance of good writing skills and their relationship to each major.
- Tracking performance and understanding GPA -Your academic performance should not be a surprise to you. Identify ways to track course grades and calculate real and potential GPA.