About CPI

The Center for Personalized Instruction (CPI), located in the University Library of the Academic Building on Madonna University's Livonia campus, is a student-focused office where resources are readily accessible and student learning is enhanced by providing individualized academic support.

Aligning with the Franciscan values of Madonna University, the mission of the Center for Personalized Instruction is to cultivate a supportive learning environment by providing intentional academic support that empowers students to become confident and successful learners.

Contact CPI

Center for Personalized Instruction
Academic Building, University Library

Tutoring Center Hours

Summer Hours:

Monday thru Thursday: 8:30am-8:00pm (in-person/virtual) 

Friday: 8:30am-11am (virtual only) & 11:00am-7pm (in-person/virtual)

Saturday: hours vary based on tutor availability

*additional hours may be available upon request.

You can always reach us via email at cpi@madonna.edu 

CPI Staff

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Allie ProughInterim Director, CPI/TRiO

Allie Prough

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Emma Swartz

Sr. Coordinator for Tutoring Services & SI


Emma Swartz

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Sylvia DixonOffice Coordinator

Sylvia Dixon

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CPI offers tutoring for Madonna University undergraduate students in a variety of courses each semester at no cost. Tutoring involves a one-hour weekly session by appointment with a tutor who excels in a specific area of study. CPI employs tutors who are specially trained to help students master course content while improving study skills.

1 on 1 tutoring is available starting the 2nd week of the semester: May 16th, 2022 and will end August 20th, 2022.
To schedule an appointment please click here

First time seeing a tutor? Click here

*Please note due the COVID-19 Pandemic, tutoring is done online via Zoom and in-person. Safe social distance options are available for in-person service.

Supplemental Instruction

While one-on-one tutoring is available, CPI also coordinates the Supplemental Instruction (SI) program, which provides free peer-led small group study sessions on a regular basis for students enrolled in select courses. Sessions are led by students who have previously mastered the course content. During the session, SI leaders help students by integrating the more difficult content of the course with study skills. Students work together in reviewing notes, readings, and strategizing methods to better understand course content. The SI program works to do the following:

  1. To increase retention within targeted historically difficult courses
  2. To improve student grades in targeted historically difficult courses
  3. To increase the graduation rates of students

Supplemental Instruction starts the 2nd week of the semester: May 16th, 2022 and ends August 20th, 2022.

*Please note SI sessions are primarily done in person.

Success Strategy Workshops

During the fall and winter semesters CPI presents success strategy workshops focused on topics that promote the intellectual and personal growth of students. Each workshop is designed to provide information, methods, and strategies to help students succeed. All Madonna University students, staff, and faculty are invited to attend at no cost. Workshop topics include the following:

  • Academic skill building topics
  • Time management
  • Career exploration
  • Graduate school preparation
  • Study abroad exploration

Crash Course

Free videos on a variety of subjects, such as: A.I., Anatomy, Astronomy, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Computer Science, Ecology, Economics, Engineering, History, Literature, Media, Philosophy, Political Science, Physics, Psychology, Sociology, Statistics, Study Skills, and Theater

Click here to access Crash Course!

Tour the Tutoring Room

You can click the green circles below to learn more about this space.