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Academic Achievement Center

Academic Achievement Center

We’re committed to helping you succeed! 

We know that all Bobcats need to feel supported as students and individuals. The Academic Achievement Center (AAC) assists you in achieving your academic goals by providing free in-person and online tutoring, writing assistance, academic coaching, peer navigation and Supplemental Instruction (SI). Our goal is to empower you to be an independent and successful learner as you work toward your degree. 

Our services are delivered by fellow students who excel in their studies and want you to perform at your best. From tutoring to reinforcing good study habits, we help you develop the skills and mindset needed to succeed in your coursework. Studies show that students who take advantage of academic assistance tend to perform better in their classes and retain more information.

The students who serve as tutors and navigators are experts in their fields and trained following the College Reading and Learning Association guidelines on ethical standards and best practices. They’re eager to share their knowledge and proven techniques to help you get the most out of your Ohio University education.


    Peer Tutoring

    Subject tutoring is available for more than 200 courses offered at Ohio University. The most popular courses tutored are 1000- and 2000-level courses in math, biology, chemistry and physics. Free one-on-one tutoring is available in person or via Teams. 


    Writing Commons

    The Writing Commons is a student support center that offers free writing assistance to all Ohio University students. Our tutors can help at any stage of the writing process, from discussing and organizing ideas to polishing a final draft.


    Academic Coaching

    Students can call on these more experienced peers to aid them in mastering goal setting, organization, managing assignment details, time management, finding helpful resources and understanding the technology required to complete assignments. 


    Supplemental Instruction

    Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a series of weekly review sessions for students taking historically difficult courses. Sessions are facilitated by SI Leaders — students who have already taken and done well in the course. 


    Peer Navigators

    Peer navigating provides one-on-one assistance for students who miss class due to health/personal concerns. Peer navigators can assist with communicating with professors, finding assignments and other resources on Blackboard, and making a study plan to get back on track.


    Multimedia Tutor

    Multimedia tutoring provides support to students, faculty, and staff with multimedia applications such as Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, and video/audio editing software.

  • Scheduling an Appointment

    You can schedule tutoring or academic coaching via TutorTrac. Be sure to note the location of your scheduled appointment.

    If you need help scheduling an appointment or have a question about our services, please call us at 740.593.2644 or email us at tutoring@ohio.edu.
    Once you book an online appointment, your tutor or coach will send you an email that includes a link to your tutoring appointment, which will be a Microsoft Teams meeting. Teams allows you and your tutor to talk, use chat, share documents and work together on a virtual whiteboard.

    Although we make every effort to fulfill a student’s tutoring request, there is no guarantee a tutor will be available for a particular course, especially around midterms and finals. Arranging a tutor depends on the number of qualified tutors and schedule compatibility.

Hours of individualized academic support provided in the past year
Peer tutors available to help you
Courses for which peer tutoring is provided

Certification and Accreditation

International Tutor Training Program Certification Logo

The Academic Achievement Center (AAC) is proud to offer a tutor training program that meets the International Tutor Training Program Certification’s (ITTPC) rigorous standards. Achieving certification means that the AAC has met CRLA’s high standards for tutor selection, training, direct service and evaluation. For over 30 years CRLA has been a leader in learning assistance, reading and academic support programs with almost 1,300 members and over 2,000 certified training programs worldwide.

Logo for International Center for Supplemental Instruction

Ohio University’s Supplemental Instruction program, part of the AAC, has been accredited by the International Center for Supplemental Instruction (ICSI) located at the University of Missouri – Kansas City. This certification means that the AAC has met ICSI’s high standards for program operation, SI leader training, faculty and student participation and student success. 


Looking into the academic achievement center

Academic Achievement Center
Alden Library 230

Monday–Thursday: 8 a.m.–8 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday: 4–8 p.m.