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Writing & Tutoring Resources in the Student Success Center

The Student Success Center in Academic Services offers writing and tutoring resources to all Cedar Crest students with the goals of assisting students in achieving academic success and becoming effective, independent learners.

Cedar Crest peer tutors are students just like you. Tutors receive training each year so they are well-prepared to help students improve their academic skills. Cedar Crest’s professional tutors hold advanced degrees in their fields and have years of tutoring experience.

Tutoring is available for many 100-and 200-level courses, some upper-level courses, writing, and study skills. Some services require appointments and some are walk-in. Please see the following sections for information about each service and corresponding appointment types.

Students may review information on tutoring services, schedules and policies, or make appointments through WC Online via the link below.

Tutoring and Support Resources

The Writing Center

Writing Center tutors are committed to fostering academic success by helping students develop and improve their writing skills and understanding of formatting (MLA, APA & Chicago). Writing Tutors may assist students with planning, developing and revising their writing assignments, essays, and papers— for any class or subject!

Writing is a process, and the Writing Center tutors will help you at any stage of that process. We won’t proofread, edit, or mark up your papers—instead, we will help you become a better writer so you can accomplish your writing tasks with confidence and skill!

Cedar Crest offers in-person writing tutoring (appointments required) and online writing tutoring (eTutoring and Smarthinking).

Peer Tutoring

Walk-in peer tutoring is offered for many subjects including BIO, CHE, MAT, PSY, SWK, NUR, ACC, ECO and others. Peer tutors are available during scheduled hours and appointments are not required. Tutors work with students individually or in small groups.

Study Skills Tutoring

Study skills tutors meet with students one-on-one to develop and build effective study skills, including reading, notetaking, quiz/exam prep, and time management. Appointments are made using WC Online.

Professional Tutoring

Professional tutoring is offered for math, chemistry, English as a Second Language, writing and some test preparation. Other subjects may be offered as needed. Please check the tutoring schedules on the Tutoring & Support Resources page for more information.

Tutoring for math, chemistry and limited (TEAS, Praxis) test prep can be scheduled through WC online with Kelcie Molchany (information sheet also available on the tutoring information page).

English as a Second Language & Cultural Support

Professional academic and cultural support is available for any student who:

  • speaks English as a second language
  • is bilingual or multilingual
  • is an international student or has a permanent residency in the US
  • has attended school outside the United States prior to attending college even if English is your first language and even if you are a citizen of the US
  • would like cultural support regarding American cultural traditions or the American system of higher education

Students may make appointments for these services by contacting contact Academic Services (advising@cedarcrest.edu or 610-606-4628).

Instructional Assistants

An Instructional Assistant is a current student selected by an instructor to provide academic support for students enrolled in a specific course or section of a course. IAs hold regularly scheduled group review sessions weekly and are available at posted times to answer questions about course material. IA sessions are available for select courses (BIO, CHE, MAT).

Online Tutoring – Smarthinking

Smarthinking is a 24-hour, 7-day a week online tutoring service available to all Cedar Crest students. Subjects include math, chemistry, biology, physical science, business, accounting, Spanish, writing, and nursing.

Online Tutoring – eTutoring

Limited online peer tutoring is available for some subjects as is Writing Center tutoring. Appointments for these services must be scheduled through WC Online.

Liz Declan, M.A.
Coordinator of the Writing Center and Tutoring Programs
Liz.Declan@cedarcrest.edu

Kelcie Molchany, M.S.
Professional Tutor – Chemistry and Mathematics
Kelcie.Molchany@cedarcrest.edu

For more information about writing and tutoring resources contact Academic Services at 610-606-4628, advising@cedarcrest.edu.