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 providng 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:

Winter Hours:
Monday–Thursday 10:00am-8:00pm*.

Friday- 10:00am-4:00pm

*Open until 8pm by appointment

CPI Staff

Olga Martinez

 Olga MartinezInterim Director, CPI/TRiO

 Olga Martinez

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Dalie Ripley head shot

Dalie Ripley Senior Coordinator for Tutoring & SI

Dalie Ripley

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Sylvia Dixon head shot

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: January 13th, 2020 and ends April 24th, 2020.
To schedule an appointment please click here

Drop-in Tutoring

Drop-in tutoring is offered in a variety of subjects. Our drop-in tutors have set schedules where they are available to help students with content mastery. Drop-in tutoring is a free service, and does not require an appointment. For specific drop-in hours, tutors, and subjects, click here . You can also stop by the Tutoring Center in the Library, call us at 734-432-5599, or email cpi@madonna.edu.

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: January 13th, 2020 and ends April 24th, 2020.

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



Grab and Go Workshops

Free workshops focused on academic strategies, tips, and support.  Grab and Go Workshops are held in the Take 5 Lounge every other Wednesday from 12pm-1pm through Fall and Winter semesters.

Grab and Go Winter 2020 Schedule


Tour the Tutoring Room

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