Category Archives: News Flash!

News about all ACE centers (SI, Math Center, Peer Tutoring Center, and MFD Writing Center).

Summer to Fall Transition-NO Writing Center Schedule this week.

by Sabrina Z. 

Salutations, Friends!

We hope that your summer has been adventurous, peaceful, relaxing, purposeful, or whatever you chose to make it.

For those who may be looking for our writing consultants, we unfortunately do not have an open schedule this week. Transition time is important to have a strong first step, and that is why ACE is taking this week to finalize our plans for the coming academic year.

We know this situation is not ideal and that many of you are wrapping up the final week of your courses. We pay a lot of attention to how courses are scheduled; however, this week has many staff and faculty in professional development sessions and other preparation processes for the Fall semester.

At ACE, we are working on schedules for all three of our centers; meeting with consultants and tutors to finalize their goals for the semester; and doing some work around our physical location on campus.

We hope that you will understand our reasons for closing the schedule this week.

Do not forget that you have access to Smarthinking, which has an essay submission review tool. Login to your portal and look for the link in the Resources box.  We do recommend that you submit your work for review a few days before your deadline, as Smarthinking will provide feedback 24-48 hours after your submit your work.

Anyone who has personally worked with me (Sabrina) knows that if we could be available to help our students 24/7, we would! But with our jobs come some administrative duties that need to be completed regularly. One of those duties includes hiring a new writing consultant and a new graduate assistant to help serve all of our students, staff, faculty, and alumni across our San Antonio, Houston, and La Feria (RGV) sites.

We hope that you all have a safe and positive return to OLLU, whether that is in-person, online, or in a different city.

We are here for you. All of you.

Happy Writing!

P.S. We our aiming to have our Fall schedule for the Writing Center by Wednesday August 22nd, if not earlier. Please check WC Online regularly for the Fall schedule availability.


MFD Writing Center Summer Schedule NOW AVAILABLE!

by Sabrina Z. 

The Writing Center now has a summer schedule available on WC Online. Hours are limited, but we do have evening and Sunday availability.

Please check WC Online for hours and to schedule your sessions.

Happy Writing!

ACE It! MFD Writing Center Summer 2018 Schedule Opening Soon!

by Sabrina Z. 

Salutations, Friends!

The MFD Writing Center Summer 2018 schedule will be opening soon. We are sorry for the delay, but we need some time to transition from the spring to summer semesters. This requires us to have our schedule approved by administration, and some time to check-in with the consultants who will be working over the summer.

Just in case anyone needs a refresher, below you will find the instructions for how to set up an appointment with the MFD Writing Center.

How to ACE it

Also, here is a downloadable PDF of those same instructions: How to ACE it

We hope you all had a great spring semester. Don’t forget to take a little break during the summer.

Happy Writing!


ACE Easter Holiday Closures March 29-April 2

The Academic Center for Excellence (MFD Writing, Tutoring, and Math Centers) will be closed Thursday March 29 through Monday April 2 in observance of the Easter holiday.

These closures are in accordance with university policy.

If you have any questions or need to get an appointment before the holidays, contact our office or go to and schedule an appointment.

Thank You and Happy Writing!



Sabrina, here!

If you are talking Math 1301 or 1304, ACE is the place for you!!

Our Math Group Study schedule is now available for the public!

Here you will find hours for the Group Study Leaders that support the classes during Tuesday/Thursday lab times. You can schedule an individual session with a GSL or come as a group. Walk-ins are ALWAYS WELCOME!

Do not hesitate to call or email ACE if you have any questions or need some help meeting with a GSL.

Happy Factoring!!