There (and here) for you

The Academic Resource Center is designed to accommodate your needs with convenient, easy-to-access online services. But hey, if you’re willing to visit us on campus, we are more than willing to help students in our Writing Center and our Math Drop-in Desk.

SMARTHINKING – Online Tutoring

It’s all about free, 24/7 access to our online tutoring program, featuring:
  • Drop-in Tutoring: Log in to see if there’s a tutor available on the fly—no appointment needed
  • Scheduled Tutoring: Set up a time to have a tutoring session
  • Offline Questions: You can also ask questions and receive responses (usually within 24 hours)
  • Writing Lab: Submit a paper to the writing lab for review with an average turnaround of 24 hours
  • Academic Resources: This is where you find our many manuals and tutorials on math, writing, and basic study skills  


  1. Log-in to one of your blackboard classes
  2. Clicking on “Tutoring Options” (located on the left side of the page)
  3. Selecting “Smarthinking”

Want to learn more? Watch this video.

Online Writing Lab (OWL)

Need help writing or editing a paper? Submit it to our Online Writing Lab (OWL).

Staffed by CUW students, OWL is reserved for center-based, online, and graduate students. For more information and/or to submit a paper, hit up the OWL webpage.

Additional ARC Services

  • All students are welcome to visit the Math Drop-In Desk and/or Writing Center for on-campus consultations.
  • The ARC partners with center directors to find in-person tutors for students taking accelerated coursework.
  • Contact your center director for more information

Disability Support Services

If you’re a web or center-based student with a disability, you’ll need to register through our Disability Support Services office (located on campus in the ARC) in order to receive classroom accommodations. Visit here for more information.