Off-site Adult Students and E-Learners

The Learning Resource Center is committed to supporting our off-site adult, accelerated, and e-learning students.

The following tutoring resources have been developed specifically to assist off-site and e-learning students. Most of the academic services for center-based and online students are web-based and therefore allow you convenient access to the tutoring services that will help you realize your potential as a college student and beyond. However, if a student is willing to drive to the Mequon campus, we are more than willing to assist students in our Writing Center and our Math Drop-In Desk.

Smarthinking Online Tutoring

Smarthinking is a FREE 24/7 online tutoring program that consists of the following services:

  • Drop In Tutoring – A student can log in to Smarthinking and see if there is a tutor available for the subject you need without a scheduled appointment.
  • Scheduled tutoring – A student can set up a time to log in and work with a tutor on a specific subject.
  • Offline Questions – A student can ask a tutor a question and receive a response to the question at a later time (usually within 24 hours).
  • Writing Lab – A student can submit paper(s) to the Smarthinking writing lab for review. The typical turnaround time is about 24 hours. 
  • Academic Resources – A student can explore the many manuals and tutorials on math, writing, and basic study skills.

To login to Smarthinking:

  1. Login to Blackboard
  2. Click the “Community” tab on the top right
  3. Click on “Tutoring Options”
  4. Select “Online Tutoring Website”

Watch this quick video for more information about Smarthinking.

The Online Writing Lab (OWL)

Need help writing or editing a paper? Submit your paper to the CUW Online Writing Lab (OWL).
The OWL is staffed by CUW students, and it is primarily reserved for assisting center-based, e-learning, and graduate students.

For more information and/or to submit a paper please visit the CUW OWL webpage.

Additional Services Provided by the LRC:

  • Students from any of the various centers are welcome to visit our Mequon campus to use the Math Drop-In Desk and/or the Writing Center for in-person consultations.
  • The LRC partners with Center directors to find in-person tutors for students taking accelerated coursework.
  • Contact your Center director for more information regarding finding in-person tutoring at your center location.
  • If you are a student with a disability who takes courses online or at one of the off-site locations, you will still need to register through the disability office (located on the Mequon campus) in order to receive classroom accommodations. For more information regarding disability support, please visit our disability support webpage.