In the Academic Support Center (ASC), we encourage any student to seek tutoring to gain a deeper comprehension of course content and to enhance learning development. Tutoring can be utilized early in the semester to help students set academic goals and plan ahead for their coursework completion.
How to find us:
Academic Support is located on the 2nd Floor in Room 2301. We can be accessed by Stairwell and Elevator #7, located behind the Cafeteria, or from the center of the 2nd floor by walking through the Library.
Please note: Tutors will participate in training during the first week of classes. The ASC will operate with limited tutoring hours during this time, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and 6 p.m.-8 p.m. on Tuesday-Thursday, January 17-19, 2017. Please visit the front desk in Room 2301 to
inquire about tutor availability during Week 1.
Spring 2017 Tutoring Hours
now offer appointments for all subjects. Please
visit GradesFirst and click on “Get Tutoring” to make an appointment. Click to
see the GradesFirst Appointment Reservation Instructions.
can also make an appointment in person by visiting Room 2301. Drop-ins for all subjects are welcome; however, space is limited. We strongly recommend that you schedule an appointment for all services. Visit our Front Desk in Room 2301 for assistance. It's that easy!
Weekly Review Sessions - Spring 2017
Prior to attending their first
tutoring session of the Spring 2017 semester, all students will be asked to
read and sign the following guidelines:
Academic Support Center (ASC) Tutoring
1. Understand the purposes and scheduling of tutoring.
We are happy to assist you with course concept review, study prep, note taking,
brainstorming, and final revisions. Scheduled tutoring appointments are
limited to one consecutive 50-minute session per subject per day. Drop-in
sessions are available on a limited, first-come, first-served basis and may be
less than 50 minutes in length.
2. Read textbooks and instructors’ materials,
and begin assignment work prior to tutoring.
In order to understand the course material, it is essential to read assigned
pages from your textbooks and instructors’ handouts. The tutors can
provide you with greater assistance when you have read the appropriate
Always begin work on your assignment(s) prior to requesting a
tutor. Bring your work with you to show the tutor the specific concepts with
which you want help. You and your tutor can review these concepts and work through
similar problems. However, the tutor cannot do your homework for you
nor help you with take-home tests, quizzes, or projects.
3. Come prepared to tutoring sessions with a plan and questions.
Bring any relevant textbooks, syllabi, class materials, notes, and papers. Know
what goal(s) you would like to accomplish within a tutoring
session. Actively participate in the tutoring session by having a list of
questions to ask your assigned tutor.
4. Be respectful in ASC work spaces.
Your time with the tutor is valuable. Please do not use your cell phone or
cause distractions while working with your assigned tutor. If working in an
independent study area, computer use is for academic work only and headphones
must be worn to maintain a quiet study area. Children under 14 years of age are
not allowed in the ASC.
Cancel, reschedule, or alert tardiness to appointments in a timely manner.
You are expected to attend all scheduled tutoring appointments
unless you cancel via GradesFirst (at least 24 hours in advance) or contact the
ASC front desk. After 2 No Shows, your GradesFirst appointment privileges will
be placed on hold. If you are more than 5 minutes late to a scheduled
appointment, your appointment will be given to a waiting student and you will
be marked as a No Show. To avoid this penalty, call the front desk prior to
your appointment start time to inform them of your late arrival. Call: