Online Services

The Learning Commons is here to help all students, including UC Online students and students taking online courses. Whether you're studying from home or on campus, our online resources are designed to support you. From tutoring to writing support, we've got you covered. Click on the drop-down resources below to explore our fully online support services.

The Academic Writing Center (AWC) offers two options for fully online services: AWC Online and AWC Tutor Feedback.

AWC Online allows students to video conference with AWC Tutors and work on their papers online and in real-time through Zoom. After scheduling the appointment, you will be emailed a link to an online video conference room. At the time of your appointment, ensure that you are in the video conference room to discuss your writing with your tutor.  

AWC Tutor Feedback allows students to submit essays of six pages or less that are double-spaced, or three pages or less that are single-spaced. After you submit your essay, an AWC tutor will review it, respond with helpful feedback, and email your draft back to you within 48 hours (potentially longer on weekends and around holidays).

Peer Tutoring sessions are one-on-one with a subject-specific tutor to answer your questions. Our dedicated tutors participate in ongoing training to equip them with strategies to support extended classroom learning. All Peer Tutors are available for online appointments.

The Learning Commons offers two types of online college success skills coaching: Academic Coaching and Success Skills Workshops.

Academic Coaching helps students investigate their academic habits and college success skills and develop stronger skills through reflection and practice. When students come to a coaching appointment, they will meet one-on-one with a peer academic coach. Together with the coach, the student will assess their strengths and areas of growth related to a topic and experiment with new strategies through practice.

Academic Coaches will tailor the topics to meet students' needs and goals. However, common topics covered include:

  • Time Management
  • Study Skills
  • Effective Notetaking 
  • Reading Strategies
  • Motivation
  • Test Taking Skills
  • Wellness and Balancing Priorities

Success Skills Workshops are one-hour online group sessions that focus on skills students need to be successful in college like study skills, note-taking, motivation, etc. While there is no shortcut to success, the goal of the workshops is to empower students to identify and apply academic habits and soft skills through a deeper understanding and purpose of them.