The Center for Writing & Academic Achievement

The CWAA is open for the Fall 2018 semester! Please scroll down to review our tutoring services and schedules. The CWAA is located in MacPhaidin Library, room 314.

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, and students have the option of scheduling an appointment with a Professional Writing Tutor.  Subject tutoring is available in drop-in labs and by appointment throughout the week. 

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.  

CWAA Drop-in Schedule for Fall 2018

Center

Subjects Supported

Location

Days and Times

Writing Center

Writing for any course, at any stage of the process

CWAA – Library 314

Sunday 7:00-10:00pm

Monday – Thursday 12:00–11:00pm

Friday 10:00am-1:00pm

Math Lab

Calculus and other math courses

Duffy 118

Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday

7:00–9:00pm

Atrium Tutoring

Chemistry and Biology

Pettit Atrium in the Shields Science Center

Sunday – Thursday

8:00–10:00pm

Business and Economics Lab

Accounting, Economics and other business courses

May Welcome Center

Room 111

Monday and Wednesday

7:00–9:00pm

Engineering Lab

Computer Science and Physics

College Center

Room 216

Monday and Thursday

7:00–9:00pm

Finite Math Lab

Finite Math

Digital Innovation Lab

(room 107 on the first floor of  library)

Monday

6:00-8:00pm

Appointment-based

Foreign Languages and other 100- and 200-level courses, including courses supported by above drop-in options

CWAA or other approved Stonehill location

Varies by tutors’ availabilities