About The Learning Commons

The Learning Commons, located in D-201, exists to provide students with free academic resources including peer tutors, assistance through all stages of the writing process, assistance with classroom projects, technology assistance, and a place to study. All services are FREE for IVCC students. Please contact us by telephone at 815-224-0318 or via email at shd@ivcc.edu. You may also use the Student Help Desk's Help Request form

Mission Statement

In keeping with IVCC’s mission to teach those who seek and be enriched by those who learn, the Learning Commons serves as a learning resource that provides free academic and technical support to students.


IVCC’s Learning Commons, a collaboration of the Learning Technologies Department and the Division of English, Math, and Education, promotes student success and lifelong learning by providing writing assistance, peer tutoring services, and a student help desk.


The Learning Commons upholds IVCC’s Core Values of responsibility, caring, honesty, fairness, and respect and fulfills its mission through its commitment to:

  • Supporting academic success
    • High academic standards
    • Effective use of technology
    • Assistance through all stages of the writing process
    • Study skills and success strategies
  • Providing immediate assistance as well as flexible appointment options.
  • Providing diverse, trained, professional staff
    • IVCC faculty and staff
    • Student workers
    • Peer tutors