Academic Support

At Slippery Rock University, we believe that academic support lays the unshakeable foundation for student success. Explore all of the resources designed to help build your monumental future.

  • The Writing Center is available to students in all disciplines looking for peer feedback on their work and insight into the writing process as a whole.

  • The Tutorial Center will connect students with a highly qualified undergraduate peer tutor who can assist with supplemental instruction and study skills individually or in a group, at no out of pocket cost.

Writing Center

Talking with others about academic, professional, or personal writing projects is one very important aspect of strengthening ourselves as writers. Writing Center Consultants provide one-to-one support at any stage of your writing process and with any writing-related assignment. You may benefit from brainstorming your approach to an essay or research assignment, talking through a drafted paper, or working with a Writing Consultant on revising or resubmitting your draft.  All Writing Center consultants are professionally qualified and trained to assist. SRU faculty and staff are also encouraged to seek support through special requests to the Writing Center Director (e.g., one-to-one sessions on syllabi, assignment sheets, lesson plans, and how to incorporate writing-related instruction in the classroom). See below for more details.

Fall 2022 Hours
Starting Tuesday, September 6, the Writing Center will be open:

Monday-Thursday: 9:00am-7:00pm

Friday: 9:00am-4:00pm.

One-to-One Session Options

Both in-person and online sessions are available in 30-minute and 60-minute time slots. All students will receive a Writing Center report form at the end of their session via email.

In-person Session (Baily Library, First Floor, Room 100)

Please arrive five minutes before your appointment with your document and any supporting notes or instructions that correspond to your assignment. You can also attach your document to the appointment scheduling system.

 Online Synchronous Session (live Zoom conference)

You will be provided with a Zoom link to access your online appointment. Please have your document ready and any supporting notes or instructions that correspond to your assignment. You can also attach your document to the appointment scheduling system.

How to Request a Writing Center Session

Students can request a Writing Center consultant by:

  1. Going to their MySRU portal
  2. Selecting the Academics Tab
  3. Locating the Academic Support Tools section
  4. Clicking the Writing Center link in the Academic Support Tools section
  5. A new window will appear at the Accudemia website.
  6. In the Accudemia website, students schedule an appointment.
  7. Students select in-person or online session for their appointment
  8. Students fill in the details for their appointment request

Faculty & Staff Office Hours

SRU faculty and staff are welcome and encouraged to seek writing support on various class documents and any writing-related instruction you hope to implement. Want to talk through a lesson plan or assignment that involves writing? Need support with your own writing endeavors? Chat with the Writing Center Director during Faculty Office Hours, Wednesday, 2:00-5:00 pm in the Writing Center (Baily Library, first floor).

Note on Required Visits: Please make sure to have students sign up for their own appointment through the scheduling system (see How to Request a Writing Center Session above). Due to set schedules, we are no longer taking individual or full class walk-ins. Please also note that the Writing Center does not replace course writing instruction and instead serves as a supplemental aid to writing support. Consultants will send an end-of-session report form to the student. If you require documentation, please ask your students to forward that information.

Contact

For assistance, please call (724) 738- 2654 or email writing.center@sru.edu

Tutorial Center

The SRU Tutorial Center offers free academic assistance to SRU students. Our highly qualified peer tutors are trained to provide students with quality services through in-person or virtual appointments. Individual and Group Tutoring Sessions are available. For more information or questions about tutoring, please contact us per the information below.  

Contact Information: 

  • Hours: Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
  • Location: 113 Bailey Library 
  • Phone: 724.738.2845 
  • Email: sru_tutoring@sru.edu (Please allow a reasonable amount of time for a response) 

How to Request Tutoring

Students can request a tutor by visiting their MySRU portal and selecting Tutor Request. Students will then be redirected to the Accudemia website where they can schedule an appointment with a tutor for academic assistance. If no tutor is listed for the desired course, please email us at sru_tutoring@sru.edu.

Summer & Winter Session Tutoring

Students taking summer classes can receive academic support through Tutor.com, which a virtual 24/7 tutoring platform. To request a tutor during the summer and winter sessions, please visit your D2L portal and select the “Tutor.com” tab on the main page.  Please note that the Tutorial Center does not offer in-person, peer tutoring during the summer and winter sessions.  

Apply to Be a Tutor

The Tutorial Center invites upper-class students from all academic areas to apply to be a peer tutor. Our tutors gain valuable leadership, communication, and problem-solving skills to prepare for their future career goals. Peer tutors must have received a grade of an A or B in the class they wish to tutor and have an overall GPA of 2.7. Please visit Handshake to submit your application today! Visit https://sru.joinhandshake.com/jobs/4967739/ to apply today!