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Academic Assistance at the Academic Achievement Center

Summer Session 2020

The Academic Achievement Center (AAC) offers free academic assistance programs to all Ohio University students. From tutoring to reinforcing good study habits, we help students overcome difficulties they might have with coursework and collaborate with them in managing the challenges of academic life. Studies show that students who seek academic assistance tend to perform better in their classes and retain more information. We encourage all students to take advantage of our services by making an appointment online through TutorTrac or by calling the Academic Achievement Center at 740.593.8888.

The AAC Offers the Following Programs:

  • Peer Tutoring: Schedule an appointment with our peer tutors who have expertise in many Ohio University courses.  Once you make an appointment, your tutor will send you an email including a link to your tutoring appointment, which will be a Teams meeting. You and your tutor will be able to use chat, audio and/or video features, share documents, and work together on the whiteboard.
  • Student Writing Center Tutoring: The writing center’s peer tutors provide writing assistance to all Ohio University students. These tutors can help at any stage of the writing process from discussing and organizing ideas to polishing a final draft. Writing tutors will not edit papers but will guide students in improving their writing strategies.
  • College Study Skills Coaching:  Qualified coaches collaborate with students to help them recognize what it takes to reach their full academic potential and to equip them with the strategies, supportive partnership, and personal accountability necessary to achieve academic success.
  • Online Learning Navigation: Fellow students familiar with remote learning will help their peers navigate and succeed in the online educational environment. Students can call on these navigators to aid them in mastering online course organization, managing assignment details, finding helpful resources, and understanding the technology required to complete assignments.

The students who serve as tutors, coaches, and navigators are experts in their fields and trained following the College Reading and Learning Association guidelines on ethical standards and best practices.  They are professionals who are eager to share their knowledge and proven techniques to help all Bobcats to get the most out of their university educations.

Summer Hours of Operation (Wednesday, May 13th through Friday, August 14th):

  • Sundays through Thursdays from 2pm to 8pm
  • Fridays from 9am to 3pm
  • Other days and times available upon request

Summer Courses with Tutors Available:

  • ACCT 1005, 1010
  • BIOS 1300, 1310, 1700, 1710
  • CHEM 1010, 1205, 1210, 1220, 1500, 1510, 1520, 2410, 3050, 3060
  • CS 2400, 2401
  • ENG 1510
  • MATH D005, 1090, 1200, 1300, 1350, 2301, 2302, 2500, 3000, 3050, 3200, 3300, 3400
  • MUS 1000
  • NUTR 1000
  • PHYS 2001, 2002, 2051
  • PSY 1010, 1110, 2110
  • QBA 1720
  • SPAN 1110, 1120, 2110, 2120
  • Writing
  • Other courses upon request

Online tutoring is also still available 7 days a week/24 hrs through tutor.com/oulp

If you need any further information, please email me.

Becky Parrish
Math Tutoring coordinator/PT Math Instructor


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"