Writing Services

Writing services available for students

Students can use OLA for writing support in any of the following ways:

  • live one-on-one tutoring - students can schedule appointments in 1-hour time slots to work one-on-one with a tutor
  • homework help - tutors can help with a wide variety of homework types (i.e., understanding writing prompts, writing a thesis, developing an outline, organization, revision, etc.)
  • research - good writing depends on good research, and tutors can assist in finding, understanding, and incorporating resources into your writing effectively
  • citations - tutors can assist with proper use of MLA and APA citations and developing bibliographies and works cited pages, depending on the requirements of the assignment
  • pre-college mentorship - OLA tutors are University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa undergraduate and graduate students - they can talk to students about the college application process, what college is like, and how students can prepare for college
  • professional and academic development - tutors can assist with resume development and college application materials
  • vocabulary building - tutors can help students define vocabulary words that are important to understanding writing and the writing process
  • summary and analysis - students can get assistance in understanding the differences between summary and analysis and how to develop and incorporate each in their own writing

Writing services available for teachers

Teachers can use OLA for math support in any of the following ways:

  • differentiated instruction - tutors can work with a student or group of students on certain skills or topics
  • content review - students can ask for assistance with class information they don’t understand or for which they need clarification
  • independent practice - tutors can go over classwork or unfinished classwork with students
  • revisions - tutors can be available to help incorporate teacher feedback effectively into revisions
  • in-class demos - tutors are available to come provide in-class demonstrations of tutoring services

For questions about these services or requests for something new, please contact the OLA Writing Tutors at olawrite@hawaii.edu.