The Center for Personalized Instruction (CPI), located in Suite 1400 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 improving student success.
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.
Center for Personalized Instruction
Academic Building, Suite 1400
CPI Learning Lab Hours:
Monday–Thursday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
CPI offers tutoring for Madonna University undergraduate students in a variety of courses each semester at $12 per session. Tutoring involves a one-hour weekly session by appointment with a tutor who excels in a specific area of study. CPI usually employs 30 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: September 4th -7th
To schedule an appointment please click here
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:
Supplemental Instruction starts the 2nd week of the semester: September 4th-7th and runs until the week before finals: December 3rd-7th
Need to be away from the classroom for professional development or a personal conflict? Instead of canceling class, select a Don’t Cancel That Class program! These alternatives allow your students to practice their skills while you step away for a day. Sessions are presented by master-level professional staff members and trained student leaders on a variety of non-cognitive and transferable skills. In addition to keeping your students engaged when you have to be out, these sessions, like time management, study strategies, or note taking skills, provide skills students can apply in your class and throughout their college career.
Please click Don't Cancel That Class Request Form to schedule us!
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:
The Math Lab is a walk-in tutoring support for all Madonna University students, located
in the CPI Learning Lab, room 1401. During open hours of the lab, tutors offer assistance
for students experiencing difficulty understanding course content in most mathematics
courses. Tutors are also available to help students refresh their basic math skills
in preparation for taking future courses and certification exams.
Math Lab starts the 2nd week of the semester: September 4th-7th
For 40 years, the Center for Personalized Instruction has also been home to the Student Support Services TRiO program, a federally grant-funded program designed to increase the college retention and graduation rates of 200 students each year. Eligible participants must be enrolled at Madonna University, pursuing a bachelor’s degree, and meet at least one of the following criteria:
TRiO provides a wide range of services to support students both personally and academically:
Fill out the TRiO application, or obtain an application by visiting the Center for Personalized Instruction in room 1400. Applications should be submitted to the CPI as soon as possible, as the number of spaces available is limited. Students will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until the program is full.