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Welcome to the CENTER FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE's online scheduling system!

The CAE includes both WRITING CENTER and SUBJECT TUTORING services.


To make an appointment for a writing consultation or subject tutoring session, create your own account using your Jagmail email. Once logged in, click on a WHITE time slot on the day/time you would like to visit. To toggle between the schedules for the Writing Center and subject tutoring, click on the drop-down menu at the top of the online scheduler. Please be on time for the appointment that you select. We look forward to working with you!


Subject Tutoring Appointments: Once you’ve made an appointment, please bring your course materials, assignment, textbook, and questions. Your subject tutor will work with you one-on-one to review concepts, work through examples, clarify your understanding, and answer your questions. NOTE: Subject tutors are not allowed to assist with graded assignments or homework problems. Tutors will review concepts using example problems and supplementary teaching techniques. Make sure to bring your textbook and your questions!

Writing Center Appointments: Please bring a hard copy of your paper with you, or arrive a few minutes early and print your paper in the Marx Library Learning Commons. Writing Center consultants are not allowed to assist with papers on laptops/tablets/phones, as this may lead to direct editing of the document and also results in students not being as engaged during the session. The consultation is not an editing session; instead, sessions are designed to be a collaborative instructional experience. Bring your ideas and be ready to work with your tutor to explore your work in detail!

Online Writing Tutoring: All online writing tutoring is now provided through the ThinkingStorm tutoring platform. Through this new platform, online students have access to both asynchronous paper review, as well as live one-on-one tutoring, for up to ten hours per semester. The online tutoring service is only available for students enrolled in fully online courses at USA. Students enrolled in face-to-face class sections should continue to visit the CAE in the Marx Library. Online students will now access writing tutoring through their Sakai and Canvas course sites, using the link to the thinkingStorm tutoring dashboard.



Location: Marx Library, Second Floor

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 10:00am-6:00pm

If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at (251) 460-6480 or email

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