Learning Specialist Services - IL

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Make an Appointment

Learning Specialist services are FREE to all students currently enrolled at Midwestern University. All appointments are made directly with the Learning Specialist, Rachel Hall, M.Ed.  Ms. Hall can be contacted by phone - 630-515-7153 or email rhall@midwestern.edu.

All inquiries are treated in a confidential manner. Please expect that questions will be asked regarding current stressors and academic needs.  The Learning Specialist is available Monday through Friday. Please notify us if you will be late. Twenty-four-hour notice of cancellation allows us to use the time for other students in need.

Location & Hours

The Learning Specialist's Office is located in Redwood Hall, Suite 102.


8:30am – 5:00pm


9:30am – 6:00pm


9:30am – 6:00pm


8:30am - 5:00pm


7:30am - 4:00pm

Learning Specialist Services

Midwestern University strives to support students in any academic challenges they may experience. The Learning Specialist is available to help students effectively deal with academic issues through individual appointments, workshops, and groups.  Services include: 

  • Providing students with skills and strategies needed to become self-regulated learners.
  • Helping identify and overcome obstacles that may be impeding academic goals.
  • Working with students to develop strong time-management and organizational skills.
  • Supporting writing skill development.
  • Collaborating with faculty for opportunities to support students' understanding of subject matter.
  • Developing and facilitating workshops on topics related to academic success.
  • Motivating students to take ownership of their own academic success.
  • Referring students to other services on campus such as counseling, tutoring, or other services. 


The Learning Specialist is here to assist you in defining your learning goals and creating individualized plans to reach your academic potential. Initial appointments with the Learning Specialist typically last 45-60 minutes. At the first appointment, the Learning Specialist will assess your current situation and recommend a success plan. This plan will include follow-up appointments, referrals to tutoring or other support services, and specific assignments designed to help you develop effective learning strategies and/or time management skills.

We appreciate prompt arrival for appointments. Please notify your Learning Specialist if you will be late. Twenty-four-hour notice of cancellation allows us to use the time for other students in need.


Appointments with the Learning Specialist are provided free of charge to all students of Midwestern University. These services are subsidized through student activity fees.


Rachel Hall, M.Ed., has been an educator for over ten years and has worked in multiple capacities including teacher, advisor, counselor, and university instructor. She believes in a student-centered approach to learning and strives to help students develop the knowledge and strategies to become self-regulated learners.

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