Tutoring & Learning Center

Welcome to the Tutoring and Learning Center. We now offer appointments both online and in person. You can choose the option that works best for you!

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  • Set Yourself Up for Success: Free online on-demand study skills workshops!

    We've partnered with Innovative Educators to provide some great workshops.  You can choose which topics you want to explore and then work through the video instruction at your own pace.  Most are less than 20 minutes long.

    Use your JJC email to create or log in to your account on JJC's Student Lingo Site.

    Online, On-Demand Courses Available:

    • 10 Habits of Mind for College Success
    • 10 Tips for Success In Your Online Course
    • Academic Integrity: The Do's and Don'ts
    • Developing Critical Thinking Skills
    • Effectively Communicating Online
    • Exam Preparation Tips & Test-Taking Strategies
    • How to Achieve Well-Being, Balance & Success
    • How to Reduce Test Anxiety
    • Learning Strategies Every Student Should Know
    • Online Courses: Staying Motivated & Disciplined
    • Taking Tests Online: Strategies for Success
    • Time Management: Strategies for Success

    Use your JJC email to create or log in to your account on JJC's Student Lingo Site.



  • Make a Tutoring Appointment

    We have both virtual and in-person one-on-one appointments with our dedicated JJC tutors.  For our virtual appointments, a tutor will log on with you for a 45-minute appointment. You will be able to see your tutor and they will be able to see you.  You can also work on a shared whiteboard.   You can make an appointment in several different ways:

    1. Fill out the Appointment Request Form.
    2. Send us an Email:
      • Email Tutoring@jjc.edu
      • Include your full name (so we can find you in our system), the class you want to be tutored in and your preferred date and time.
      • Monitor your email for information about your appointment.
    3. Call us at 815.280.2823. If we don't answer, leave a message and we'll return your call within 1 business day.
    4. Download the Navigate Student app.  Use your JJC login information and make your own tutoring appointment.




  • Prepare for a Placement Test

    Looking for a chance to improve your placement scores? JJC's Preparation for Progress placement test program provides FREE tutoring, testing tips and tricks, and student resources to help students remediate and work towards improving their placement scores.

    The Prep for Progress program works through the Tutoring and Learning Center to provide the following services to all JJC students:

    • One on one virtual tutoring appointments with a TLC tutor in English, reading, or math prep
    • Online resources and student videos to help students navigate online learning and testing environments
    • Remote access to ALEKS prep and learning modules and Accuplacer resources
    • Student help and support for continued academic success!

    Get information now to get started!

    The TLC also provides online and virtual test preparation assistance for English and math placement testing within Accuplacer and ALEKS. TLC tutor's are available to meet with students virtually to prepare to take JJC's placement tests.

    Learn more about virtual test preparation resources!

  • Find a Virtual TEAS Workshop


    Wednesday, September  20, 2023 | 9:00 am-10:30 am

    Friday, October 27, 2023 | 9:00 am-10:30 am

    Wednesday, November  29, 2023 | 9:00 am-10:30 am

    Saturday, January 6, 2024 | 9:00 am-10:30 am


    Monday, September 25, 2023 | 5:00 pm-6:30 pm

    Tuesday, October 17, 2023| 5:00 pm-6:30 pm

    Monday, November 13, 2023 | 5:00 pm-6:30 pm

    Saturday, January 13, 2024| 9:00 am -10:30 am


    Wednesday, September  20, 2023 | 10:30 am-12:00 pm

    Friday, October 27, 2023 |10:30 am-12:00 pm

    Wednesday, November  29, 2023 | 10:30 am-12:00 pm

    Saturday, January 6, 2024 | 10:30 am-12:00 pm


    Monday, September 25, 2023 | 6:30 pm-8:00 pm

    Tuesday, October 17, 2023| 6:30 pm-8:00 pm

    Monday, November 13, 2023 | 6:30 pm-8:00 pm

    Saturday, January 13, 2024| 10:30 am-12:00 pm






  • Make the most out of tutoring

    • Go to class--even if you are attending "virtually"!
    • Make a reasonable effort to complete homework.
    • Have access to class materials including: textbook, assignments, notes.
    • Make lists of questions, issues, or concerns.
    • Be ready to actively participate with your tutor.
    • Take a few minutes prior to the appointment to test your equipment and check your ability to participate in the appointment.
    • Open tabs in your computer browser with anything you might want to show your tutor.  You can share your screen with us during the appointment.
    • Find a place with minimal distractions to have your appointment.

  • Hours

    Main Campus:

    Monday-Thursday 8:00am-6:00pm

    Friday 8:00am-2:00pm


    By appointment


    Monday-Thursday 8:00am-8:00pm

    Saturday 8:00am-1:00pm


  • Scheduled and Unscheduled Closures

    Scheduled and unscheduled events may close the Tutoring and Learning Center.  Please review the links below to learn about these closures and plan your visit accordingly.

    Academic Calendar

    Winter Weather Info

  • Contact Tutoring and Learning Center Staff

    Elizabeth Bell, Tutoring and Learning Center Supervisor
    Office: C-2009
    Phone: (815) 280-2855
    Email: elbell@jjc.edu

    Debbie Kroeger, Tutoring Clerk
    Office: C-2012
    Phone: (815) 280-2823
    Email: dkroeger@jjc.edu

  • Locations

    Hours vary by location.  Please review the information below to select a Tutoring and Learning Center location that best meets your needs. Keep in mind that some tutoring services are limited to a particular location.

    Main Campus, C-2010
    815-280-CUBE (2823)

    Romeoville Campus, RMA-1080

    City Center Campus, JCTR-6002

    Online Tutoring – Smarthinking

    iCampus offers free online tutoring to JJC students enrolled in credit-bearing courses. ALL JJC credit courses have a link on their course's menu within Canvas to Smarthinking. The subjects supported are:

    • Business
    • Computers and Technology
    • Mathematics and Statistics
    • Reading
    • Science
    • Spanish
    • Writing


    Drop-in Session -  Connect with an expert tutor for a live session on demand.

    Schedule a Future Session -  Schedule a live session with a tutor in the future. Please note that these appointments must be booked at least 48 hours in advance.

    Ask a Question -  If you don't have time for a live session, send a tutor an academic question. Turnaround time for a response is typically within 24 hours.

    Writing Center -  Have your writing reviewed by an expert tutor. You can submit a paragraph, essay, or just a question 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Turnaround time for a response is typically within 24 hours.

    Smarthinking Support & Additional Resources

    If you need help, please contact Smarthinking at http://smarthinking.echelp.org/.