Tutoring & Testing

Notice for Tutoring (2020 Summer Semester)

Face-to-face tutoring will be suspended until campus buildings open. Online tutoring will be available via Blackboard Collaborate due to the suspension of face to face classes. As a Kent State Geauga and Twinsburg Academic Center student, you have access to our tutoring in your Blackboard account under the course called Geauga and TAC Tutoring. There are drop-in hours and appointment-based tutoring available. To make an appointment, visit TutorTrac.

Note: Appointments must be made 24 hours in advance.

How to Setup an Appointment via TutorTrac

  • Log in with your Flashline credentials
  • Search availability
  • Choose Burton Campus or Twinsburg Campus
  • Select your course under section
  • Narrow your search by date, time, etc.

Please remember that etutoring is still available for use as well.

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Notice for Testing (2020 Summer Semester)

In line with the University’s response to COVID-19 to suspend face-to-face contact, there will be no face to face testing services available. If you have questions, contact Brandie Blankenship by email.

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.

Testing

The Office of Academic Services offers the following testing services:

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. 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 it up!

Schedule Your Test

Download the Faculty Test Request Form

Tutoring

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 students reach their academic goals. Drop-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 drop-in tutoring, or schedule with a tutor online via TutorTrac. 

If meeting in person is not an option for the student, check out our online tutoring. Don’t see the subject needed? Contact Brandie Blankenship or call 330-888-6314. 

Schedule with a Tutor via TutorTrac

Drop-in Tutoring Schedule

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Peer Assisted Learning (PAL)

Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) is a free tutoring service that 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, drop -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 Workshops

Academic success workshops are available to teach students the skills that will help to become a more successful student and achieve their 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. 

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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 a course and at no extra cost. 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. Students will be notified via email if they are in a course that has supplemental instruction available.

Writing Center

Writing consultants are available to help students improve their critical thinking and rhetorical skills during regular drop-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 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 a better critic 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 copy of the St. Martin’s Handbook
  • 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 of the St. Martin’s Handbook.

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