O'Neill Center for Academic Development

The O'Neill Center for Academic Development provides support to all students, including collaborative learning solutions that accommodate students' diverse learning styles, partnering with faculty to address learning challenges, and cultivating the leadership potential of peer tutors.

Online Services and Hours

Fall 2020

We continue to offer services online in fall 2020.

Faculty FAQ

Professional Staff Hours (online)

Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Testing (online)

For information about testing, email us at oneill_center@stkate.edu.

Tips for testing online

Tutoring (online)

Appointment times for one-on-one online tutoring through each center will be offered beginning Wednesday, September 9 at 1 p.m. until Monday, December 15. For further information and to make an appointment, see below.

Group of St. Kate's students study together near the O'Neill Center
Undergrad Writing — Online

Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m.–8 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Saturday, 12–3 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Grad Writing — Online

Monday, 4–8 p.m.
Tuesday, 4–7 p.m.
Wednesday, 9–11 a.m.; 4–7 p.m.
Thursday, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.; 1–2 p.m.; 6–8 p.m.
Friday, 4–8 p.m.
Saturday, 1–3 p.m.; 4–6 p.m.

Math/Science — Online

Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m.–8 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Saturday, 12–3 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Writing and Reading

Get one-on-one, online assistance with your writing and reading skills at any stage of the writing process.

Online writing tutoring is available by appointment to undergraduate and graduate students. To use the online system, you must first register for an account. Then you are welcome to book an appointment on the appropriate schedule. At the time of your appointment, log in to the online system again and click on the appointment you made to start the session.


Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Your paper may be uploaded when you book the appointment or when you return for your session. You will be an active participant in the one-hour, synchronous session, which will occur online with a trained peer tutor who will collaborate with you, help with questions you have, and offer suggestions for going forward with your writing project.

Register or make/access appointments (writing support)

Instructions for online tutoring system

FAQ for students

FAQ for faculty

Instructional Videos


Library Research and Citation Help

If you have a research question or a quick citation question that doesn't warrant a tutoring session, contact a reference librarian or consult the library's citation guides.


Writing and APA Instruction in ASL

View these video modules for ASL instruction on the topics of APA writing and citing.


Additional Resources


Discipline-Specific Writing Guides

Take advantage of the writing guides we have created for some of the programs taught at St. Kate's.

Math and Science

Get one-on-one, online assistance in math, statistics, chemistry, biology, physics, and more.

Online tutoring is available by appointment on topics found in core math and science courses through the 2000 level. To use the online system, you must first register for an account, then you are welcome to book an appointment on the appropriate schedule. The drop-down menu at the top of the math and science tutoring schedule allows you to sort tutors by subject specialty.

You will be an active participant in the one-hour, synchronous session with a trained peer tutor who will collaborate with you, help with questions you have, and offer suggestions for going forward in your work.

See links below for more information about how to schedule, modify, start, and cancel your appointment.

Register or make/access appointments (math and science support)

Instructions for online tutoring system

Each week we will host several drop-in sessions that are course specific. While the sessions are one hour, you can come and leave as you wish. You will be an active participant in your learning, connect with others in the same course, and collaborate with a trained peer tutor, who will guide you through questions and offer suggestions moving forward. 

Schedule and access information for drop-in sessions

Disability Resources

We create and promote accessible and inclusive learning environments.


Content Tutoring

Student mentors are available to lead online study sessions on courses:

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology (BIOL 2610)
  • Pathophysiology (NURS 2182, NURS 3281)
  • Nursing Interventions (NURS 3291)

Need more information? Contact the O’Neill Center at oneill_center@stkate.edu.

Sign up for 1-1 tutoring, drop in sessions and lab times.  To use the online system, you must first register for an account, then you are welcome to book an appointment on the appropriate schedule. The drop-down menu at the top of the math and science tutoring schedule allows you to sort tutors by subject specialty.

Make/access appointments (Health Sciences)

Instructions for online tutoring system

Testing

The O’Neill Center is not currently providing onsite or online testing.

For information regarding testing accommodations, contact the O’Neill Center at oneill_center@stkate.edu

Alternative Testing

Authorized students will be provided accommodations for alternative testing. This may include testing with extended time, or in an alternative format.

If you would like alternative testing accommodations, you must first reach out to and receive authorization from our Disability Resources Specialists.

Limited testing services are available for multilingual students with authorization from the Director of the O’Neill Center.

Make-Up Testing

No make-up testing is currently available. If you are unable to take your exam at the scheduled time, you will need to make arrangements with your professor.

Math Placement Testing

Information on Math Placement Tests