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.

Services and Hours

Summer 2021

Faculty FAQ

Professional Staff Hours (online)

Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

O'Neill Center Office Hours (on site)

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m.–2 p.m. (general user inquiries, reception available)

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

Tutoring (online)

Appointment times for one-on-one online tutoring through each center are available from Tuesday, June 2, through Tuesday, August 24. Centers will be closed along with the University on Friday, June 18 and Monday, July 5. For further information and to make an appointment, click on the links for online tutoring in the sections below.

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

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

Grad Writing — Online

Monday, 6–8 p.m.
Tuesday, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.; 1–3 p.m.
Wednesday, 2–5 p.m.; 6–7 p.m.
Thursday, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.; 1–3 p.m.
Saturday, 1–3 p.m.; 4–6 p.m.

Math/Science — Online

Monday, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.*
Tuesday, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.*
Wednesday, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.**
Thursday, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.**

*Science
**Math/Statistics

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

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
Medicine Plus 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
CCC Guide to Grammar and Writing
Clauses and Types of Sentences Handout
Colons and Semicolons Handout
Commas Handout
EduFind Resources for Learning English
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
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

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

Health Science

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

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology (BIOL 2610)
  • Pathophysiology (NURS 3281, NURS 3282)
  • Nursing Interventions (NURS 3291, NURS 3292)

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

Student Accessibility and Accommodations

We create and promote accessible and inclusive learning environments.

Student Accessibility and Accommodations


Testing

The O'Neill Center Testing Center is open by appointment.

Tests are administered two times per day, Monday through Thursday. The times are 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to allow for distancing and decontamination.

Any student who needs a quiet testing space may request an appointment. Students with disabilities have the option to schedule appointments for testing accommodations by emailing oneill_center@stkate.edu or calling 651-690-6563.

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.