students attending a Learning Commons workshop

Workshop Schedule

To register for any of the free math or geometry sessions below, sign up online, email, phone (630) 942-3339 or stop by the front reception desk in the Learning Commons.

Math Placement Test Information Sessions

Learn about taking the math placement test and how you can work to improve your score. No math instruction is given at this session. Sessions will be held both in-person in the Learning Commons (SRC 2102) and online via Zoom except as noted.

Whether you attend in-person or via Zoom, you must be registered at least one hour before the session begins in order to attend.

  • Thurs., December 15, 7 - 8 p.m. (Zoom only)
  • Tues., January 10, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Tues., January 17, 2 - 3 p.m.
  • Tues., February 14, 4 - 5 p.m.
  • Wed., March 15, 6 - 7 p.m. (Zoom only)
  • Thurs., April 13, 12 - 1 p.m.
  • Thurs., May 18, 4 - 5 p.m.

Geometry Review Workshops

Two 2½ hour sessions are offered to review basic geometric principles in preparation for the ALEKS geometry placement test. Students should sign up for both Session 1 and Session 2.

Geometry Workshops (two 2.5-hour sessions)

  • Session 1: Thurs., December 15, 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Session 2: Fri., December 16, 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Session 1: Wed., January 11, 1 - 3:30 p.m. (In-person only)
  • Session 2: Thurs., January 12, 1 - 3:30 p.m. (In-person only)
  • Session 1: Tues., January 17, 4:30 - 7 p.m. (Zoom only)
  • Session 2: Wed., January 18, 4:30 - 7 p.m. (Zoom only)
  • Session 1: Wed., February 15, 3:30 - 6 p.m. (Zoom only)
  • Session 2:  Thurs., February 16, 3:30 - 6 p.m. (Zoom only)
  • Session 1: Wed., May 17, 1 - 3:30 p.m. (In-person only)
  • Session 2: Thurs., May 18, 1 - 3:30 p.m. (In-person only)

3-Week Math Placement Test Review Workshop

Free math review sessions for students scoring between 6 and 19 on the ALEKS math placement test who would like to place into MATH-0481 or MATH-0465.  Students will have time to take another ALEKS test and enroll in a 12-week 0481 course for the fall semester if they score at or above the cutoff score. Sessions will be held in-person in the Learning Commons (SRC 2102). Plan to attend all six sessions.

  • Tues. and Thurs., January 24 to February 9, 12 - 3 p.m.

Please register by January 23 for this workshop.

Math Placement Test Workshop: College Arithmetic Strategies

A two-hour workshop which focuses on methods for efficient hand-calculation (a required skill to do well on the ALEKS math placement test.)  Sessions will be held in-person in the Learning Commons (SRC 2102).

  • Wed., January 18, 2 - 4 p.m.

Beginning of Semester Success Workshops

Beginning of Semester Success (BOSS) workshops are open to all College of DuPage students and provide strategies for study skills, time management, as well as maintaining a positive attitude throughout the semester. Learn more about BOSS workshops.

Dimensional Analysis Workshops

For students enrolled in the COD Nursing Program. Practice medication conversions and dosage calculations with the help of a COD tutor. Walk-ins are welcome. Learn more about Dimensional Analysis Workshops or call Tutoring Services at (630) 942-3686 for more information.

Do You Want to Improve Your Writing and Speech Skills?

The Learning Commons offers online videos to help students improve their skills in writing, reading, and speech. They can also offer strategies for study skills and Beginning of Semester Success.

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Contact Information

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

Learning Commons Hours of Operation

Mathematics Assistance
(630) 942-3339

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

Tutoring Services
(630) 942-3686