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Assistance & Tutoring
The Kinkel Center for Academic Resources, located on the second floor of the Fontbonne University Library, offers tutoring in most academic subjects for Fontbonne University students. Assistance is available by appointment with:
Cathy Ahillen, MAT, Math Specialist
Sarah Dubberke, MBA, Business Specialist
Peggy Muldoon, MA, Writing/Communication Specialist
Teresa Sweeney, MFA, Writing Specialist
Tutoring in other subjects is available as well. All tutoring is offered at no charge. Each Fontbonne University student can access two hours of tutoring per week per subject. Please apply for a tutor as early as possible in the semester to allow enough time for a tutor to be found for all other subjects, including Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, History, Philosophy, Physics, Physical Science, Psychology or Religion.
The Kinkel Center for Academic Resources has two professional Writing Specialists on staff to assist Fontbonne University students during face to face tutoring appointments and through an online writing service. Writing Specialists can assist students during all phases of the writing process - from brainstorming to polishing a final draft.
During a tutoring appointment, a Writing Specialist will ask the student to explain the assignment and to provide guidelines (if available) for the assignment. The specialist will then review and comment on the paper, generally identifying Higher Order Concerns (HOCS) such as organization, clarity, and focus, followed by Lower Order Concerns (LOCS) such as grammar, punctuation, or usage errors. It is important to understand that Writing Specialists are not editors, but tutors, who will engage students in a conversation about their papers and attempt to guide students to effective writing. However, as authors, students are ultimately responsible for the written work.
To schedule an appointment at the Clayton campus Click here (Make an Appointment).
To submit a paper to the online writing service, email paper as a Word document to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please inlude a description of the assignment, the instructor's name, and your student ID number. Your paper will be reviewed within 48 hours, excluding weekends and holidays.
For math assistance in the Kinkel Center for Academic Resources, contact Cathy Ahillen at (314) 889-4571 or (314) 719-8085. Math tutor appointments can also be made by Clicking here (Make an Appointment). Math questions can be submitted by emailing email@example.com.
The math specialist cannot help students solve specific problems given as homework or as part of a take-home test.
Assistance with oral presentations is provided by Peggy Muldoon in the Kinkel Center for Academic Resources by appointment.
To make your online appointment, Click here (Make an Appointment) or call (314) 889-4725.
Sarah Dubberke is the Business Specialist.
Sarah is available on Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. and Saturdays 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
To make your online appointment, Click here (Make an Appointment) or call (314) 889-4571.