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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

What Is Tutoring?

Tutoring is one person helping another person develop the skills necessary to become an independent learner.

Why Should I Get A Tutor?

Tutoring can provide you with an opportunity to gain a more individualized learning experience. Working with a peer tutor can help you improve your academic performance within a subject area, and learn valuable study skills that can help you in all of your classes.

Request A Tutor

What Are My Tutoring Options?

Student and peer tutors work with students individually or in small groups. All Ohio University Southern students are eligible for up to two hours of tutoring per week, at no cost.

Who Are The Ohio University Southern Tutors?

OUS tutors are students that have achieved a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade point average, and have earned at least a “B” in the subjects they are tutoring. Tutors receive training and have the primary goal of helping students achieve academic independence.

For Which Classes Are Tutors Available?

The majority of tutoring is provided for 1000 and 2000 level courses. Upper level students can usually make arrangements with their instructors for the help they need.

Tutor availability is not guaranteed for any class, however every effort will be made to ensure that a student is paired with a tutor upon request.

How Do I Request A Tutor?

To request a tutor, come to The Student Resource Commons (or the main office at the Proctorville Center) and complete a Tutor Request Form.


For more information contact:

Suzi Bloomfield
Student Resource Commons