Find a tutor

The Cooper Center offers free peer tutoring sessions to all NWU and Wesleyan Honors Academy students. Tutors are NWU students who have demonstrated competence in specific subject areas and have good communication skills. They are trained to utilize collaborative learning techniques and model how to learn, rather than solely focusing on the course content. Tutors facilitate both individual and group sessions to assist their peers with critical thinking and strategies that can transfer across disciplines and courses.

Students who work with Cooper Center tutors will discover and apply appropriate study strategies (e.g., note taking, organization, questioning techniques, vocabulary acquisition, and test preparation) as they review content and materials together.

To reserve a session, click the "Schedule an Appointment" button.

How to prep for your tutoring session
  • Bring everything you need to study—books, notes, pens/pencils, paper, calculator, laptop, etc.
  • Be punctual and considerate.
  • Be ready to engage in conversation and to learn how to answer your own questions. Tutors will not be telling you the answers all the time.
  • Be as specific as possible about what you are hoping to achieve in the tutoring session.
  • Attempt homework on your own before your session.
  • Avoid looking at or using your cell phone.
How to create a WCOnline account
  • Go to
  • Click on “Register for an account.”
  • Using your NWU email address, enter the required information (name, phone number, major, student ID, etc.)
  • For academic standing, a “traditional undergraduate” is a student who started college straight out of high school and is between the ages of 18-23. An “adult” student is a person who is usually 24 years old or older and typically has to take evening classes due to other obligations.
  • Passwords need to be at least 10 characters long.
  • Please keep all of the email preferences on the default setting (“Yes”).
  • Click on “Complete Registration” when you are done completing all of the fields.

How to make a writing consultation appointment

  • Go to
  • Select from the available schedules—Fall/Spring, Adult/Grad, eTutoring, and Pop-up Hours—and enter your NWU email address and password.
  • There will be a calendar schedule on the left with consultant names listed for each day/time. Select the white box that pertains to the day/time you would like to schedule an appointment.
  • A new window will pop up with a form to make your appointment. Enter the course, instructor name, the type of assistance you need, the type of assignment you need assistance with, and what you would like to work on (the more specific you can be, the better).
  • If you are scheduling an eTutoring consultation, you must upload your draft to the appointment form at this point. You are eligible for eTutoring if you are a graduate student; or an adult student; or a traditional undergraduate who has been to the Cooper Center at least twice for face-to-face consultations. 
  • Click on “Create Appointment” when you are done completing all of the fields.
How adult and graduate students make appointments

Cooper Center Director Dr. Melissa Hayes and Assistant Director Tracy Ensor are available to meet with undergraduate adult and graduate students both virtually or in-person to support your learning. No matter your topic or area of research, our experienced staff will read your work, ask questions to help clarify your thinking, and work alongside you as you organize your thoughts and bring your ideas to life.

To make an appointment with the Cooper Center director or assistant director, click on the WCOnline link, create your account using your NWU credentials, then navigate to the “Adult/Grad” calendar via the white drop-down button at the top of the page. You will see available appointments. Fill out the required information, choose your appointment type, then “Create Appointment”.

How to become a tutor

To become a Cooper Center tutor, contact Melissa Hayes, Ph.D. at mhayes [at] NebrWesleyan.edudata-extlink="" or Tracy Ensor at tensor [at]