CWAA Services for Faculty and Staff
The Center for Writing and Academic Achievement (CWAA) strives to support you and your course goals by providing a variety of peer tutoring services such as Math Lab, Atrium Tutoring, and drop-in and appointment-based tutoring hours in the Center (MacPhaidin 314) for writing and over (25) specific subjects including academic coaching.
Our tutors are undergraduates seeking to gain more in-depth knowledge in their respective subject while acquiring valuable experience providing peer assistance. The peer tutors must be recommended by a faculty member and are hired and trained through the CWAA.
We also offer students the opportunity to work with a professional writing tutor or peer academic coach by appointment at no additional cost burden. This makes the CWAA not only exceptional but unique among higher education institutions.
Booking an Appointment & Drop-In Tutoring
All students have access to TutorTrac. TutorTrac is updated on a semester-basis meaning students can easily search our schedule and book appointments with ease by simply signing-in with their Stonehill username and password.
We offer drop-in peer writing & subject-specific tutoring meaning students may receive support without an appointment. Our schedule is updated on our website. Please check your email for updates and feel free to reach-out, if you would like to request a poster or flyer.
Seeking a tutor can be overwhelming for students, especially if they do not know what to expect. Our tutors would love to visit your class and talk about what it's like at the CWAA!
We will only need (5) minutes of class time. Look for our messaging to arrange these visits in the beginning of the semester.
From time to time, you may receive a list of students that attended tutoring services. Please note that the CWAA gives students the option whether to share their visit with you. If a student is not listed on the Faculty Report, this does not mean students are not attending tutoring---it simply means that students have chosen not to share.
Referrals for Tutoring & Questions about Services
Faculty referral is a key determinant in whether a student seeks out tutoring services. We depend on you to send students to the CWAA and/or to make us aware if you notice a student who may benefit.
But what is the best way to do that?
Sending an email in the beginning of the course and before midterms/finals or posting our flyer in your office and referring directly to it can remind students about our services. It is helpful to emphasize that everyone uses the CWAA.
An important message for students is that tutoring is not simply for struggling students, but even students who want to go from a B+ to an A.
Do you know someone who would benefit from tutoring and would like us to reach-out? Or, do you have a question about tutoring? Please use the Contact Information, and we are happy to connect with you.
The CWAA manages, trains, and supervises the Writing Fellows program. This program pairs exceptional writing students with professors as an additional support in the classroom. For more information, please visit Writing Fellows Program or reach-out to Devon Sprague.
Want to Collaborate?
We can't do it without you! Please reach-out to Devon Sprague about potential ideas and future programming. Our community is exceptional, and we believe that relationship-building is key to all of our success.