Tutoring & Testing

Steps to Schedule Tutoring

Tutoring & Testing

Kent State University at Geauga and the Twinsburg Academic Center offer a variety of tutoring and testing services to help students to achieve success.


Schedule an Appointment Visit Drop-in Tutoring Access Your Virtual Session Meet Our Tutors

Tutoring is available for free via virtual and face-to-face options. We have professional and peer-assisted learning tutors as well as writing consultants available to help you. There are drop-in hours and appointment-based tutoring available. Tutors assist students with

  • Homework assignments
  • Clarifying lecture and classroom material
  • Reviewing for exams
  • Preparing for and practicing class presentations


Accessing your Virtual Tutoring Session:

  • The day/time of your session, visit Blackboard
  • Enter the course Geauga and TAC Tutoring
  • Find your tutor's session
  • Join the session

Issues accessing the session: Email Brandie Blankenship or call 330-888-6314.

For students who need help with effective test-taking and study strategies, schedule a session with Brandie Blankenship.

Read Tutoring Expectations

Can’t find a tutor in a subject area or a time that works for you?  

Check out the other campus locations' tutoring services to see their availability. Or, email Brandie Blankenship.   

Please remember that etutoring through our partner organization is still available for use as well. 

Writing Center 

Writing consultants are available to help students improve their critical thinking and rhetorical skills during regular drop-in hours or via an appointment by scheduling via TutorTrac. Students needing another perspective on the ideas in their academic essays can see a consultant for a 45-minute session (if students are seeing a writing consultant during drop-in tutoring hours, the session may be shorter).

The goal of the Writing Center is to help students become better critics of their writing, so they become more proficient at practicing the writing process, gathering, developing, and organizing their ideas.

When students attend a session, they should bring:

  • A printout of the assignment
  • A printout of notes or draft pertaining to the assignment
  • Paper, pen/pencil, or a digital device (laptop, tablet, or smartphone) to take notes during the discussion

During the session, students should expect the consultant to help them understand how to respond critically and accurately to the essay and interpret and respond to peer commentary. Students do not need to have a draft for a consulting session. Revision takes time and thought, and the more time students allow for thoughts to develop, the more successful assignment the students will compose.

**Note that this is not a proofreading or editing service. If students need help with grammar, style, or editing concerns, the consultant can help them find, understand, and apply the relevant sections found in the most current book used for College Writing.

Additional Resources

Structured Study Groups

Structured study groups (SSG) are offered for select courses that are academically demanding. These groups are designed to help students succeed. SSG is open to all Kent State University students enrolled in a course and at no extra cost. Students will be notified via email if they are in a course that has supplemental instruction available.

Academic Workshops and Coaching

Academic success workshops are available to teach students the skills that will help them become more successful students and achieve their goals. These workshops are available online in your Blackboard account in the course called Geauga Academic Workshops. Check out our available workshops. If you cannot find this course in Blackboard, email Brandie Blankenship or call 330-888-6314.

Additionally, academic coaching is available to students who would like one-on-one assistance in any of the topics covered in the academic success workshops. Make an appointment by visiting advising.kent.edu or emailing Brandie Blankenship or calling 330-888-6314. 

View Our Success Resources 


The Office of Academic Services offers the following testing services below. Please note that for all testing you MUST present a photo ID. If you do not have a photo ID, please email Brandie Blankenship or call 330-88-6314 for options.

Placement Testing

  • ALEKS placement testing
    • May be taken online from home by visiting Flashline.
      • Use the following steps within Flashline to access ALEKS– Students- Resources- Placement assessments- Math- Take your ALEKS math placement assessment, or access ALEKS learning modules.
  • ALEKS re-assessment
  • Accuplacer placement testing

Student Accessibility Services Testing

If you receive the testing services accommodation through SAS, you can schedule your test with our office. All tests must be scheduled 4-5 business days in advance.

Schedule Your Test

Make-up Exam Testing and Online Course-Proctored Testing

Make-up testing and online course-proctored testing are offered as a courtesy to faculty and students at Kent State Geauga and Twinsburg Academic Center. Students must have faculty permission to make up an exam. Students must bring a photo ID to take a proctored exam.

Do you attend another institution and need an exam proctored? It's only $25 per appointment. Call 330-888-6314 to set up your testing appointment.

Schedule Your Test

Complete the Faculty Test Proctoring Request Form