O'Neill Center for Academic Development

The O'Neill Center for Academic Development, which consists of the writing/reading center and math/science center, provides academic support to students across the university, partners with faculty in finding ways to meet students' diverse learning needs, and cultivates the leadership potential of peer tutors.

Fall 2022 Tutoring (online and in-person)

Appointment times for one-on-one online and in-person tutoring — day, evenings, and weekends — will be available from August 29 - December 15. The centers are closed on all University holidays and breaks.

Make and access a tutoring appointment

Directions for the tutoring system

Support is provided in these areas:

  • undergraduate writing
  • graduate writing
  • math and science
  • health sciences

Drop-in study sessions are available for introductory math and science courses as well as selected health science courses.  Click here to view the schedule.

Group of St. Kate's students study together near the O'Neill Center

Additional Resources

Frequently Asked Questions for Students

Frequently Asked Questions for Faculty

Writing Resources

Avoiding Plagiarism Handout
Constructing an Essay Handout
Deadwood Phrases Handout
Effective Writing Strategies Videos
Elements of Style
Eliminating Wordiness Handout
Formal Essay Structure Handout
Order of Revision Handout
Thesis Statements Handout
Transition Words and Phrases Handout

Literature Review

The Literature Review Process Videos
Writing a Literature Review Videos


Research and Citation

American Psychological Association
APA 7th Edition (St. Kate's Library)
Citation and Writing (St. Kate's Library)
Online Encyclopedia
Research Assistance (St. Kate's Library)

Writing and APA Instruction in ASL

APA Citations (ASL Instruction)
APA Formatting (ASL Instruction)
Approaching Research (ASL Instruction)
Basic APA (ASL Instruction)
Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing (ASL Instruction)


Grammar and Mechanics

Capitalization in Religious Texts Handout
Clauses and Types of Sentences Handout
Colons and Semicolons Handout
Commas Handout
General Grammar Rules Handout
Grammar Bytes
Grammar Girl
Grammar Revolution
Grammarly for St. Kate’s Students


ESL Resources

Activities for ESL Students
BBC Learning English
Common Writing Mistakes
EduFind Resources for Learning English
ManyThings: Interesting Things for ESL Students
Randall’s ESL Cyber Listening Lab


Other Resources

City University of New York Writing Support
Paradigm Online Writing Assistant
Purdue University Online Writing Lab
University of Minnesota Writing Support
UW-Madison Writing Support