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The Jane Johnsen Center for Learning and Student Success is a tutoring facility that features private, individual tutoring carrels, group tutoring areas, and a staff of friendly, well-trained peer tutors. OUL students are encouraged to call or stop by the Jane Johnsen Center at any time during our posted hours for more information. Although our hours vary slightly from semester to semester, we are typically open from 10:00 - 5:00 or later, Monday through Thursday, while school is in session from September through May. We are located on the first floor of Brasee Hall in Room 105 across from the Bobcat Bistro. Contact the Jane Johnsen Center for Learning and Student Success by calling 740-681-3360 or send an email to jjclass@ohio.edu.

Math Tutoring

Our staff of peer math tutors offers math assistance to students Monday through Thursday typically between the hours of 10:00-5:00. Tutoring is free to OU students registered for a math course. Please sign in with the receptionist who will refer you to a math tutor that can assist you with your math course. No appointment is necessary. If there are other students waiting for a tutor, your tutoring session may have to be limited to thirty minutes. A schedule of when tutoring is available for your math course can be obtained from the receptionist.


Contact Becky Parrish, Math Tutoring Coordinator, for additional questions regarding math tutoring or if you are interested in being a math tutor in the Jane Johnsen Center.

Online Tutoring (tutor.com)

To access online tutoring for math up to Math 2301 and 2500, Physics, Chemistry, Accounting 1010, Accounting Technology 1030 or 1040, Economics 1000, 1030, and 1040, and many other subjects, go to tutor.com/oulp .

The instructions to set up an account will display. Be sure to use your OU email address when you create your account. This tutoring source is available 24 hours a day/7 days a week to OUL/P students. 

English and Writing Tutoring

Our staff of English and writing tutors offers individual appointments from Monday through Thursday at various times throughout the day. Call or visit the desk worker at the Jane Johnsen Center to select tutoring appointment times from our tutoring schedule or for walk-in tutoring on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Jane Johnsen Center's library of books about writing and grammar is up-to-date and features some of the best handbooks of grammar, writing and style available. In addition, the computers are internet-ready and may be used to access "on-line writing laboratories" (or "OWL's") as well as web sites designed to accompany writing textbooks (when these are on-line and available). Other sites useful to students of English may be accessed via these computers as well.

Other Subject Areas

Tutors in other subject areas are often available. If you are in need of tutoring assistance for a class other than math or writing, please notify your instructor to determine if options are available. Students registered for Physics, Chemistry, Accounting 1010, Accounting Technology 1030 or 1040, Economics 1000, 1030, and 1040 can also use this Tutor.com/OULP resource.

For additional information, contact Dr. Scott Minar, Director of the Writing Lab, or Becky Parrish, Math Tutoring Coordinator.


In accordance with both university codes regarding academic honesty and time-proven learning strategies, the MWL follows these policies:

  • We do not proofread or edit student essays. Instead, we share and discuss effective proofreading and editing strategies, develop and/or use exercises in revision and refinement of writing so that writers will feel more comfortable taking on their writing tasks.
  • We do not write any part of a student's essay for him or her; however, we are happy to discuss writing projects and effective writing strategies at length.
  • We do not evaluate or estimate grades. The professor or instructor of record is the only one who can do that.
  • We strive at all times to an effective partner in the educational process by providing resources, discussions and strategies regarding effective writing for individual projects or writing in general.

Academic integrity and honesty are basic values of Ohio University. Students are expected to follow standards of academic integrity and honesty. Academic misconduct implies dishonesty or deception in fulfilling academic requirements. It includes, but is not limited to cheating, plagiarism, un-permitted collaboration, forged attendance (when attendance is required), fabrication (e.g., use of invented information or falsification of research or other findings), using advantages not approved by the instructor (e.g., unauthorized review of a copy of an exam ahead of time), knowingly permitting another student to plagiarize or cheat from one's work, or submitting the same assignment in different courses without consent of the instructor.


Plagiarism is defined as the presentation of the ideas or the writing of someone else as one's own.


  • Reproducing another person's work, whether published or unpublished.(This also includes using materials from companies that sell research papers.)
  • Submitting as your own any academic exercise (written work, computer printout, sculpture) prepared totally or in part by another.
  • Allowing another person to substantially alter or revise your work and submitting it as your own.
  • Using another's written ideas or words without properly acknowledging the source. If a student uses the words of someone else, he or she must put quotation marks around the passage and add indication of its origin, such as a footnote. Simply changing a word or two while leaving the organization and content substantially intact and failing to cite the source is plagiarism.
  • Students should also take note that failure to acknowledge study aids such as Cliff's Notes or common reference sources, such as Wikipedia constitutes plagiarism.

If a student is unsure about a question of plagiarism or cheating, he or she is obligated to consult his or her instructor on the matter before submitting the material. If you have any questions, consult the Office of Community Standards.

Finally, it is important to remember that as a general rule students are responsible for doing their own work. Here is what the Student Handbook of Ohio University relays about Academic Misconduct:

Academic Misconduct

All forms of academic misconduct are prohibited by the Student Code of Conduct. Academic misconduct refers to dishonesty in examinations (cheating), presenting the ideas or the writing of someone else as one's own (plagiarism), or knowingly furnishing false information to the university by forgery, alteration, or misuse of university documents, records, or identification. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, the following examples: permitting another student to plagiarize or cheat from your work, submitting an academic exercise (written work, printing, sculpture, computer program) that has been prepared totally or in part by another, acquiring improper knowledge of the contents of an exam, using unauthorized material during an exam, submitting the same paper in two different courses without knowledge and consent of professors, or submitting forged grade change slip.

If you are unsure about a question of academic misconduct, consult your instructor or the director of Judiciaries. If you are found to be involved in academic misconduct, your instructor has the option of lowering your grade or giving you an F grade on the project or in the course, and/or referring you to Judiciaries. Possible sanctions through Judiciaries are suspension, expulsion, or any sanction not less than a reprimand.

The Office of Judiciaries is in Beckley Building [main campus], Suite D, (740) 593-2629.
Ohio University On-line Student Handbook, "Academic Policies"