The Center for Writing & Academic Achievement

The CWAA will open for tutoring on Tuesday, January 22. Check out our schedule at the bottom of this page.

Our Mission

The Center for Writing and Academic Achievement (CWAA) provides welcoming, peer-based academic support in a comfortable and inclusive environment. Our services cover all academic disciplines and support students at various points in their academic careers. We believe in fostering confidence and a positive attitude in tutors and tutees alike, while encouraging a love of learning beyond the classroom. 

Why Tutoring is Important

Tutoring is a free service available to all Stonehill students, not just those who are struggling with course work. Many first-year students encounter difficulty when transitioning from the highly structured approach of high school education to the rigors of college-level academic work. Students who engage with the CWAA typically have GPAs in the 3.0 range. Working with a subject tutor or writing consultant provides additional time and feedback on concepts and assignments, and helps students refine their study skills.

Ideally, students should come to the CWAA after they have reviewed the content and tried to solve the homework problems or, in the case of writing, reflected on the assignment. Students should bring everything relevant to their session: assignments and guidelines, textbooks, notes, calculators, feedback from the professor, etc. Students should be ready to drive the appointment and tell the tutor what questions they have and what topics they would like to focus on.

Our Services

The CWAA provides peer-led content tutoring and writing consultations in a variety of ways. Individual peer writing consultations are available on a drop-in basis for undergraduate students, and undergraduate students have the option of scheduling an appointment with a Professional Writing Tutor.  Graduate students may schedule an appointment with a Professional Writing Tutor. Subject tutoring is available in drop-in locations and by appointment throughout the week for all undergraduate students. 

Scheduling an Appointment

To schedule an appointment with a Professional Writing Tutor or Peer Subject Tutor, please follow our TutorTrac instructions or login directly to the CWAA's TutorTrac system using your myHill credentials to view availability.

If you are seeking tutoring in a course that doesn't appear to be offered, please email CWAA-Services@stonehill.edu.  

Spring 2019 Schedule:

CWAA Tutoring Schedule for Spring 2019
Subject Courses Where When
Writing Any course in any discipline

Personal Statements and other writing assignments
Drop-in: CWAA
(Library 314)
Sun - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Mon - 1:00pm - 9:00pm
Tues - 3:00pm - 9:00pm
Wed - 1:00pm - 9:00pm
Thur - 1:00pm - 9:00pm

*Professional Writing Tutors
available by appointment
Biology 100- and 200-level
Biology courses
Drop-in: Atrium Sun - Thur - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

*Or by appointment
Business 100- and 200-level
Business courses
By appointment *By appointment
Calculus MTH 105, 125, 126 Drop-in: Math Lab
Duffy 118
Tues and Thur - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

*Or by appointment
Chemistry 100- and 200-level
Chemistry courses
Drop-in: Atrium Sun - Thur - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

*Or by appointment
Computer Science CSC 102 and 104 By appointment *By appointment
Economics Introductory-level
Economics courses
(ECO 176 and 178)
By appointment *By appointment
Foreign Languages French, Spanish, Chinese and Italian
 (others may be available by request)
By appointment *By appointment
Genetics BIO 212 By appointment *By appointment
Graphic Design Graphic Design courses By appointment *By appointment
Physics PHY 101, 121, 122 By appointment *By appointment
Psychology PSY 101 and 261 By appointment *By appointment
Other Other courses may be available 
Contact the CWAA for information
*By appointment *By appointment
       
*Visit the CWAA's website for more information about booking one-on-one appointments