Academic Tutoring Center

Math or writing problems? We are here to assist you!

Monday 09:00-18:00 -
Tuesday 09:00-18:00 -
Wednesday 09:00-18:00 -
Thursday 09:00-18:00 -
Friday - -
Please note: The ATC is closed on Fridays.

Are you having trouble with your math or writing? Are you unsure about what your lecturer is asking from you? Are you having difficulties doing research or deciding on a structure for your final essay? Whether you are studying journalism, international relations, humanities, law, or business, the ATC is here to help.

Sessions are typically 30 minutes long, although you may book for longer, and are held in the fiction room in the library—unless other arrangements are made with your tutor. We also can do sessions online, if desired.

Sessions with our tutors are provided by AAU and are therefore free to all students. The ATC is part of the Department of English and Academic Writing and is chaired by Karen Grunow, PhD.

Areas covered:

  • Math problems
  • Sentence, paragraph, and essay structure
  • Content development
  • Citations and plagiarism ( or (MLA, APA, Harvard)
  • CV writing & personal statements

Note: The ATC does not edit essays submitted for that purpose alone.

To book a session with a tutor, visit Or you can just contact us at

If you would like assistance with doing research, the AAU library offers individualized training sessions and an online research guide to help you.

Tutors & Specializations:

Tessa Bries
(Contact by email:
Areas of Specialization: Academic Writing, Essay Structure and Support, and Editing Techniques.

Jean Kallenberg

(Monday 9:00-12:00 PM & 3:00-6:00 PM, Tuesday 2:30- 6:00 PM, Wednesday 9:00-12:00 PM, Thursday 12:00-6:00 PM)
Areas of Specialization: Academic Writing, International Relations Writing, Essay Structure & Support, CVs & Resumes.

Maegan Comer 
(Monday 2:00-6:00 PM, Tuesday 11:30-6:00 PM, Wednesday 8:00-2:00 PM, Thursday 8:00-11:00 AM)
Areas of Specialization: Academic Writing, Essay Structure, Editing Techniques, and Writing for Publication. 

Beksultan Kalbekov 
(Contact by email: 
Areas of Specialization: Math, Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Business Statistics, and Micro and Macroeconomics. 

Daniel Padolsky
(Contact by email:
Areas of Specialization: 20th century American and European History, Education, Education Policy, Gender Studies, Leadership, American Literature, Literary Theory, Teaching, and Writing.

Meet the people

Daniel Padolsky, M.A.

Student Life Specialist, Senior Lecturer