The Academic Success Center is free and open to all students when they need extra help. Professional and peer tutors are available to work with students on specific assignments or on overall study skills.
The staff of the Center also help students become aware of the College's resources and how to use them to meet individual needs.
Dedication, talent, and training combine to make the Academic Success Center's tutors extraordinary people. Tutoring sessions can be scheduled on an individualized or group basis. Tutors are available for most subject areas. We will make every attempt to find a tutor in a timely manner for those subjects that are not covered. In addition to course content tutoring, student skills development assistance is provided on an individualized and small group basis upon request.
Tutoring is our most requested service. Please be considerate and cancel if you are not able to keep your scheduled appointment. Repeated "no shows" may affect your ability to be scheduled for future appointments.
Receiving tutoring is a process of learning. It is best that this service not be used simply to "pass the next test".
Tips for Working with Tutors:
- Keep your scheduled appointments and be ready to work when your tutor arrives. Write down information about your assignments, have a copy of the study guide and bring your textbook and class notes.
- Your tutor will not do your homework for you. They will help you to learn, not help you to avoid hard work.
- Prepare beforehand. Formulate specific questions.
- Be ready to concentrate.
- Be clear about what you want.
You can request a tutor by visiting the Academic Success Center located in the Mary F. Shipper Library on the ground floor and completing the necessary paperwork or sending a written request via email to Academic Success Center Program Coordinator Jennifer Jones at JRJones@mail.wvu.edu. Please include your name, subject area of difficulty, and your telephone number.
Early Alert System
It is important for students to be aware of their academic progress in classes early in the semester so there is ample time to correct the situation. View how you can track your progress below:
Placement is the way we decide which courses are best for you. View more information on Placement testing below:
Jennifer Jones – Academic Success Center Program Coordinator
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., or by appointment.
English: Lynn Laird - CLLaird@mail.wvu.edu
Science: Jennifer Jones - JRJones@mail.wvu.edu
Math: Justin Good - Justin.Good@mail.wvu.edu
Science: Kurt Stoltz – Kurt.Stoltz@mail.wvu.edu
Peer tutors are students are have been carefully selected, trained and monitored to provide the highest quality of service. We are always looking for students to serve as peer tutors. If interested, please see the Program Coordinator.