Tutoring Services

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Tutoring and other academic resources exist to help students experiencing academic difficulty and to help enhance the success of all students. Also, you can view the Student Success Resources page for helpful tips on test-taking, note-taking, studying, probation, classroom etiquette and more.

If you experience difficulty with your coursework, please contact your instructor first. Also take advantage of online and in person services through turoring and the Writing Center. For more information, email infotusc@kent.edu.

Please note: There are open tutoring labs for biology, chemistry, English, geology, mathematics, psychology and sociology. Consult the white board outside the Academic Learning Commons for available tutoring times, as well as the list below. Want to be a tutor?  Exemplary students can serve as peer tutors and can apply online at I Want to Be a Tutor. Once your application is received, we will contact you via phone or email. 

Online Tutor

Writing Center

I Need a Tutor I Want to Be a Tutor

Tutoring is available on a walk-in/open basis for the following subjects.

Fall Semester 2016 Tutoring Schedule

Tutoring is not available during Finals Week

Subject                 Tutoring Location                           Hours



Science and Advanced  Technology Center  ST227

T  /  9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

R  /  9 a.m. - 1 p.m.


Academic Learning Commons

M  /  4 p.m. - 5 p.m.

W  /  4 p.m. - 5 p.m.


Academic Learning Commons

Math  - 10041, 10772, 10775, 11009, 11010, 11012, 11022, 12001

M  / 2:20 p.m. - 4 p.m.

T  / 12:40 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

W  /  2:20 -  4 p.m.

R  /  12:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Math  - 10771

T  /  11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

R  /  11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.


Academic Learning Commons M / W 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.


Academic Learning Commons

M/W  8 a.m. - 3 p.m.  &  3:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. 

TR /  8 a.m. - 3 p.m.  &  4:30 p.m. - 9 p.m




Can't make it to campus for tutoring?  eTutoring is a FREE service offered through a collaboration of campuses across Ohio including Kent State University. You can find an online tutor for Accounting, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Statistics, Microsoft Office and Writing. Access the site from anywhere and check out the tutoring schedules posted in bi-weekly increments. Simply click the link or logo below to get started today. Your KSU e-mail address and your birthdate are all you need to get started.

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Math Help

Math assistance is available Monday through Thursday in the Founders Hall Learning Commons. Several outstanding student-math tutors are available for math questions/additional math help outside the classroom. It is not necessary for students to reserve a space to attend.

The resources below can also be helpful to students experiencing difficulty with mathematics:


It might be appropriate to view the following video before taking Math 00021 - Basic Algebra I: https://ksutube.kent.edu/playback.php?playthis=jyhhkd16



Instructional math supplements which illustrate definitions, properties, and common mistakes to avoid for Math 00020, Math 00021, Math 00022, Math 20095 (Modeling Algebra Plus) and Math 20095 (Algebra Calculus Plus) are available in ‘pdf’ format at the following web addresses and can be printed.

Math 00020 - Pre Algebra - Math 10020 - Pre Algebra Handouts

MATH 00021, 00022 (Basic Algebra I, II) - http://www.personal.kent.edu/~bosikiew/CoreMath-handouts/

MATH 11009 - Modeling Algebra/MATH 11010 - Algebra for Calculus - http://www.personal.kent.edu/~bosikiew/Algebra-handouts/

How to studY in ALEKS Basic Math Modules -

Having trouble studying in the ALEKS Basic Math Modules?  Below are the perfect resources to answer your ALEKS questions and to see video tips that will help you get the most out of class!  By downloading the Kent State University Core Math eBooks, you can enhance your chances for success because the content is very similar to the topics being learned in ALEKS.  The eBooks are free to KSU students!.  You are just one click away from help:

Kent State University Core Math eBooks  These eBooks have been used in the past for Core Math courses (10021-24).  Core courses were replaced by the current Basic Algebra courses (00020-24) but the content is very similar.  The eBooks can be downloaded and used to review the material. They are free to KSU students.

ALEKS e-books used in Basic algebra courses:  ALEKS software includes online books (eBooks).  Hard copies are available for checkout in the Learning Commons.

  • Pre-Algebra:     ISBN-13: 978-0073406312 ISBN-10: 0073406317   Miller/O'Neill/Hyde: Prealgebra, 1st Ed. (McGraw Hill, Paperback) – ALEKS 3600
  • BA I and BA II:   ISBN-13: 978-0073384481 ISBN-10: 0073384488 Miller/O'Neill/Hyde: Beginning Algebra, 4th Ed. (McGraw Hill, Paperback) – ALEKS 3600
  • BA III:      ISBN-13: 978-0073384498 ISBN-10: 0073384496 Miller/O'Neill/Hyde: Intermediate Algebra, 4th Ed. (McGraw Hill, Paperback) – ALEKS 3600
  • BA IV:     ISBN-13: 978-0077350161 ISBN-10: 0077350162 Barnett/Ziegler/Byleen/Sobecki: College Algebra, 9th Ed. (McGraw Hill)

Videos about ALEKS! (you may be required to download AdobeFlash player to view the videos)

What is a math reference sheet?

Reference sheet contains formulas and definitions that help you summarize what you learned.  It is created by you as you learn.  Here is an example of a reference sheet created by a student who put all formulas and problem types on this sheet and reviewed it before the exam.

Complete and accurate math writing is important!  You need to check your work so that the instructor or another person can read and understand what you mean.  Here is an example of accurate and complete student writing.  Pay close attention how solutions in ALEKS are presented and how your instructor writes – those are resources for accurate and complete math writing.


The Writing Center

Visit the Writing Center at any point during your writing process for any writing assignment in any class! Dr. Amanda Hayes ahayes24@kent.edu is coordinator of the Writing Center, which is open Monday through Friday during the Fall semester. The Writing Center provides one-on-one consultations to help students with writing assignments and projects. A schedule of available hours is posted on the door of the Writing Center, which is located in Founders Hall Learning Commons (Library).

· Choose a topic for your writing assignment or task
· Brainstorm ideas for your assignment
· Plan/Organize your writing and/or research ideas
· Develop your topic using relevant details, examples and other support
· Revise your draft, either before or after you receive an instructor's comments
· Learn correct documentation



The OWL (Online Writing Lab) provides students who may not be able to schedule a visit to The Writing Center an opportunity to receive helpful input on their writing assignments via email.  The OWL, like the Writing Center, is free to any student enrolled at Kent State Tuscarawas. The OWL can help with writing assignments and projects for any class, at any level.


Send an Email to the Writing Center describing your writing assignment and its due date, identifying the class and instructor, and detailing how you would like a Writing Assistant to help you. Attach a draft of your paper to this Email. NOTE: Be sure your attachment is in Microsoft Word Format.  

Address your Email to tuscwritingcenter@listserv.kent.edu with the subject heading “Paper for OWL from...”

When your draft is returned, the questions and comments from the Writing Assistant will be included in your text IN FULL CAPS. If you wish, you may follow up by revising and resubmitting your draft for further discussion of your questions and concerns.


You may submit a paper at any time. The Writing Assistants will check for incoming Email when they are not on duty during Writing Center hours Monday through Thursday. While you may receive a response the same day you submit your draft, you should plan for a day’s turnaround. Papers submitted Thursday after 1 p.m. through Sunday will not receive a response until the following Monday.

Because of the limited hours of the Writing Center schedule, submitting papers online should not be considered as a last minute option. Never send papers less than 24 hours before they are due.  For additional writing resources go to: Kent Writing Centers Portal.