Ohio University


Fall Semester 2020

Writing Support

Regional campus students in need of writing support can connect with a full-time faculty member to schedule one-on-one, remote assistance.

  • Dan Kline, PhD
  • Scott Minar, PhD
    • Email Dr. Minar (minar@ohio.edu) to arrange a session through Zoom. Dr. Minar will be available on Wednesday and Thursday from 8:00am-12:00pm.

Peer Tutoring: Math and Writing

Students can connect with peer tutors through drop-in and individualized appointments. Peer tutoring is available from the Ohio University Chillicothe Student Success Center. The center creates and maintains a welcoming and supportive learning environment for students - at all levels of proficiency - who need academic immediate assistance. Services are free of charge for all currently enrolled OHIO students.

Writing Support

  • Quick questions: Pop in during open hours, available through TEAMS M-TH, from 12 - 1:00 PM and 6 – 7:00 PM WRITING OPEN
  • Individual appointment: Schedule an individualized appointment at WRITING APPT
  • Other needs or questions: Contact Debra Nickles, OHIO Chillicothe Writing Center Director (nickles@ohio.edu)

Math Support

  • Quick questions: Pop in during open hours, available through Microsoft Teams M-TH, from 12 - 1:00 PM and 6 – 7:00 PM  MATH OPEN
  • Individual appointment: Schedule an individualized appointment at MATH APPT.
    • All tutors can assist with MATH D003, D004, D005, 1200, and 1300.  Tutoring is also available at select times for Math 1090, 1101/1102, 1350, 2301, and 2500.
  • Other needs or questions: Contact Kimber Lang, OHIO Chillicothe Math Center Director (langk@ohio.edu)

University Tutoring Services

The Academic Achievement Center (AAC) provides online tutoring appointments that empower students to achieve independent academic success. Students meet with peer tutors to review principles, learn content-specific study strategies, and deepen knowledge in historically difficult courses across many disciplines. Similarly, students engage writing tutors to collaborate at any point during the writing process to focus ideas and polish their expression. The AAC’s services are free to students enrolled at Ohio University’s main or regional campuses.

Beginning the second week of the fall semester, online tutoring appointments are available during the following times:

  • Mondays – Thursdays: 9am - 8pm
  • Fridays: 9am - 5pm
  • Sundays: 4pm - 8pm

For more information, the latest updates, and details on using our TutorTrac scheduling system, visit www.ohio.edu/uc/aac/tutoring-services.  In addition to scheduling via TutorTrac, students can also make weekly or one-time appointments on the same-day or in advance by calling the AAC at 740-566-8888 or emailing a tutoring request to tutoring@ohio.edu.


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. 



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"