Tutoring & Testing
Kent State University at Geauga and the Twinsburg Academic Center offers a variety of tutoring and testing services to help students to achieve success.
The Office of Academic Services offers the following testing services:
- Placement Testing
- ALEKS placement testing (may be taken online from home)
- ALEKS re-assessment (must be taken at the Geauga Campus or Twinsburg Academic Center)
- Accuplacer placement testing
Make-up testing and online course-proctored testing is 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. You 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 it up!
We offer free tutoring services through the Office of Academic Services in a variety of subjects. Our tutors are talented professionals and PAL student tutors who can help you reach your academic goals. Walk-in tutoring and scheduled tutoring is available. Visit the Library in room 120 at the Geauga Campus and the Academic Success Center in room 133 at the Twinsburg Academic Center for walk-in tutoring, or schedule with a tutor online via TutorTrac.
Peer Assisted Learning (PAL)
Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) is a free tutoring service which provides one-on-one and small group tutoring by appointment for those students who are interested in regular, weekly tutoring assistance or on an as-needed basis. If there is a large request for tutoring in certain subjects, walk-in tutoring sessions will be offered in block time sessions during certain days of the week. Every effort will be made to accommodate an individual's schedule, but this is not a guarantee. Please fill out a PAL request form.
Want to Become a PAL Tutor?
If you are a student who would like to make a difference and get paid for helping others in a subject you have excelled in, then sign up to be a PAL tutor today. Qualified candidates must have a willingness to assist students and communicate the course materials effectively. Submit an application to be a PAL Tutor today!
Academic success workshops are available to teach you skills that will help you be a more successful student and achieve your goals. Check out our workshops.
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. Contact Brandie Blankenship or call 330-888-6314.
Supplemental Instruction (SI)
Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a program designed to help students succeed when they are enrolled in academically demanding courses. SI is open to all Kent State University students enrolled in the course and is available at no extra cost to the students. These SI sessions are led by qualified professionals who have a thorough knowledge of the course. SI instructors help students master information by reviewing lecture notes, book materials, taking practice quizzes and exams, and improving study skills. You will be notified via email if you are in a course that has supplemental instruction available.
Writing consultants are available to help students improve their critical thinking and rhetorical skills during normal walk-in tutoring 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 you are seeing a writing consultant during walk-in tutoring hours, the session may be shorter). The goal of the Writing Center is to help you become a better critic of your writing, so you become more proficient at practicing the writing process, gathering, developing, and organizing your ideas.
When you attend a session, you should bring:
- Your copy of the St. Martin’s Handbook
- A printout of the assignment
- A printout of your notes or draft
- Paper, pen/pencil, or a digital device (laptop, tablet, or smartphone) to take notes during the discussion
During this session, you should expect the consultant to help you understand how to respond critically and accurately to your essay and interpret and respond to peer commentary. You do not need to have a draft for a consulting session: bring what you have. It is better to come with a list of ideas as soon as you can than wait until just before the assignment deadline with a draft. Revision takes time and thought, and the more time you allow for your thoughts to develop, the more successful assignment you’ll compose.
**Note that this is not a proofreading or editing service. If you need help with grammar, style, or editing concerns, the consultant can help you find, understand, and apply the relevant sections of the St. Martin’s Handbook.