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Student Success Center

Writing & Tutoring Resources

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 by logging into my.CedarCrest and searching tutoring.

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!

Peer Tutoring

Walk-in peer tutoring is offered for many subjects. Peer tutors are available during scheduled hours and appointments are not required. Tutors work with students individually or in small groups.

Professional Tutoring

Professional tutoring is offered for chemistry, nursing, and some test preparation. Other subjects may be offered as needed. For more information, including how to make appointments, please visit the tutoring page on my.CedarCrest.

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 International Student Services at

Instructional Assistants

Instructional Assistants are current students 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 sessions weekly and are available at posted times to answer questions about course material.

Online Tutoring – ThinkingStorm

ThinkingStorm 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. Students may access this resource directly through their Canvas courses.

For more information about all our learning support resources contact us at 610-606-4628,