Learning Center

The Learning Center provides tailored academic support services that foster success for all learners in a welcoming, professional environment that emphasizes achievement amongst a diverse community. The Learning Center has supplemented tutoring with professional-level support and offers a variety of educational support services, including tutoring, study strategies and techniques, and co-curricular programs that enhance classroom learning.

Limited in-person services

By appointment only
Skokie: Tue., 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Des Plaines: Wed., 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Services Offered*

  • In-person drop-in Anatomy and Physiology tutoring
    Des Plaines: Tue., 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. (Room 362 Lee Center) 
    Skokie: Thu., 3:30 - 6:30 p.m. (Room A243)
  • Calculator loan program pick-up or drop-off
  • Computer usage to access temote tutoring services

*All services need to be scheduled in advance. To schedule your appointment, contact the Learning Center at learningcenter@oakton.edu or 847.635.1658.


Remote Services Information
To provide engagement and support to students while the college operates remotely due to physical campus closings as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Learning Center has outlined the following services. Please review and consider these resources as Oakton collectively works to ensure student success under these unprecedented circumstances.

Questions about these resources can be emailed to LearningCenter@oakton.edu.

Table of Contents

One-on-One Writing Appointments have moved Online! Our writing tutors are available to help get you started on your assignment, identify what's effective in your draft, or help you refine your mechanics. To get started, please use the Online Writing Appointment Form.

The Learning Center is here to support you from wherever you are! Many of our Tutoring services are now available remotely. Remote Tutoring is now available via Zoom App for Accounting, Anatomy & Physiology, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics courses offered at the college. Please see below for details.

To get started, complete the following steps.

Step 1: Select the Remote Tutoring Schedule link.

Step 2: Find the Subject and Tutor you would like to meet with, then click on their name. All times are in Central Standard Time, and all tutoring sessions can only be joined during the day/time they are scheduled.

Step 3: Join a Zoom meeting

Here are a few reminders:

  • The Zoom app will launch automatically to join the meeting.
  • You will be first placed into a virtual waiting room. If you are in the waiting room for longer than 15 minutes, please try another tutor.
  • Pay special attention to the days and times each tutor is working. You will not be able to join a tutoring session before the session begins, after it ends, or on a day that it is not scheduled.
  • If you are having issues with the link, please email LearningCenter@oakton.edu for help.

Remote Tutoring Schedule

To learn more about these events, please contact Kristine Panopio at kpanopio@oakton.edu or Tom Hicks at thicks@oakton.edu. Hope to see you there! Let's work together as a community of learners to support student success!

To attend the workshop via Zoom, please click on the title of the presentation during the day and time it is scheduled.

Date: Wednesday, January 13
Time: Join Meeting at 2 p.m.
Title:Strategies for Getting the Most Out of a Flexible and Remote Learning Environment
Discover ways to adapt to learning in a remote environment, including practices for learning online, creating academic goals and accomplishing tasks.

Date: Wednesday, January 20
Time: Join Meeting at 2 p.m.
Title:Strategies for Getting the Most Out of a Flexible and Remote Learning Environment
Discover ways to adapt to learning in a remote environment, including practices for learning online, creating academic goals and accomplishing tasks.

Date: Wednesday, January 27
Time: Join Meeting at 2 p.m.
Title:Using Your Syllabus to Succeed
Understand college instructors' expectations, classroom management, teaching styles, grading systems, and manage multiple deadline dates.

Date: Wednesday, February 10
Time: Join Meeting at 2 p.m.
Title:Understanding Your Learning Preferences
Reflecting on results from assessments such as the Learning and Study Strategies Inventory (LASSI) can help you focus on being a successful learner to study smarter, not harder. Learn how to study and review more efficiently.

Date: Wednesday, February 17
Time: Join Meeting at 2 p.m.
Title:Time Management from the Inside Out
Recognize how knowing your values and support system could help you manage time more effectively.

Date: Wednesday, February 24
Time: Join Meeting at 2 p.m.
Title:Improving Memory and Self Assessment
Use self-appraisal from the Learning and Study Strategies Inventory (LASSI), and practice techniques for improving memory.

Date: Wednesday, March 3
Time: Join Meeting at 2 p.m.
Title:Budgeting Your Study Time
List course learning objectives and practice time management tools to study more effectively and apply what you learn.

Date: Wednesday, March 10
Time: Join Meeting at 2 p.m.
Title:Critical Thinking
Discuss examples of evaluating concepts and applying critical thinking in your courses to use on tests, essays, and projects.

Date: Wednesday, March 31
Time: Join Meeting at 2 p.m.
Title:Stress Management and Self Care
Explore healthy options for managing stress, and practice health and wellness strategies suggested by counselors from the Wellness Center.

Date: Wednesday, April 14
Time: Join Meeting at 2 p.m.
Title:Test Taking Strategies
Learn how to cycle through a test and establish an effective routine that keeps you calm and collected during exams.

Date: Wednesday, April 28
Time: Join Meeting at 2 p.m.
Title:Applying Skills for Career and Transfer
Join this interactive session with a career coach from the Career and Transfer Center. Track your experiences that will help.

The Learning Center offers students low-cost rentals to graphing and scientific calculators for the semester. To get started, please use the Calculator Loan Form.