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Writing and Humanities Tutoring

The Academic Success Center at Sam Houston State University serves the students of SHSU in any of their written academic endeavors. Our goal is to help students become better writers and to develop more confidence in their writing abilities.

ASC tutors provide one-on-one and small group instruction for writing and humanities subjects. We help students on any writing assignments ranging from English composition essays to science lab reports and anything in between. We help students learn preparatory prewriting, revising, and editing skills by working with them on the writing tasks they bring in.

  • Schedule an Online or On-campus Appointment

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    Students can schedule online and on-campus writing tutoring appointments using Campus Connect. Online appointments are conducted using Zoom and scheduled 1 hour in advance, and on-campus appointments are conducted face-to-face in the main floor (2nd floor) of the Newton Gresham Library in Huntsville. When scheduling, you will receive a confirmation link as soon as you schedule your appointment with a Zoom link included (if applicable) in the details. Students will need a webcam with a microphone on a standalone desktop or laptop computer for the best online experience, and on-campus students should come prepared with their assignment guidelines and paper printed out.

    Need an appointment? Schedule here and select the following options to find the day and time of your choice:

    • Academic Support
    • Writing Tutoring
    • Writing 30 or 60 minutes or Writing Graduate Paper and click next
    • In person or Virtual
    • and leave the next choice blank (unless you wish to work with a specific tutor) and click next
    • Choose the date and time of your choice and click next
    • Be sure to click Confirm Appointment on the next page to finalize your selection
  • Get Information about Writing and Humanities Tutoring

    Students of any classification at Sam Houston State University can use this service to receive help on any writing or humanities-based assignment or project. Students will work one-on-one with an Academic Success Center Writing and Humanities Peer Tutor in order to identify areas of concern and learn how to address them for current and subsequent papers. Our tutors are able to assist with grammar, mechanics, formatting (MLA, APA, Chicago, etc.), flow, academic voice, and other writing-related revision concerns.

    Our tutors will not catch every mistake on your paper. Instead, their objective is to work with you to teach you the skills necessary to address concerns found in your paper or project on your own. With over 20 different tutors available, we recommend finding one that fits your style best and returning to them for subsequent visits.

Math and Science Tutoring

The Academic Success Center at Sam Houston State University promotes learning and development in mathematics and other STEM courses by providing a safe and encouraging environment for all students, so that they may maximize their potential as they work toward achieving academic success and progress forward to a lifetime of self-sufficient learning.

ASC tutors provide one-on-one and small group instruction for math and science subjects. We help students on many assignments and concepts and will work with them to build on the knowledge they gained in the classroom.

  • Schedule an Appointment

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    Students can schedule on-campus math and science tutoring appointments using Campus Connect. On-campus appointments are conducted face-to-face in the main floor (2nd floor) of the Newton Gresham Library in Huntsville. When scheduling, you will receive a confirmation link as soon as you schedule your appointment with additional details if applicable. On-campus students should come prepared with their assignment guidelines, books, and materials ready to work with their tutor.

    Need an appointment? Schedule here and select the following options to find the day and time of your choice:

    • Academic Support
    • Type of tutoring (Math Tutoring, Business Tutoring, Chemistry Tutoring, etc.)
    • Select your course and click next. Don't see your course? Call us at 936-294-3680
    • Academic Success Center Huntsville
    • and leave the next choice blank (unless you wish to work with a specific tutor) and click next
    • Choose the date and time of your choice and click next
    • Be sure to click Confirm Appointment on the next page to finalize your selection
    • Need online tutoring? Sign up for the Ada Lovelace Online Tutoring (A.L.O.T.) program below.

  • Ada Lovelace Online Tutoring

    Ada Lovelace Online Tutoring (A.L.O.T.)

    The ASC provides online tutoring for mathematics and the mathematics portions of STEM courses via the Ava Lovelace Online Tutoring (A.L.O.T.). This service is designed to mirror our usual face-to-face sessions, with the goal of providing an enjoyable and rewarding experience for all participants. To access our services, please complete the one-time registration below.


    For a list of courses being supported, please visit our services page.

    Upon enrollment, you will have access to drop-in tutoring. Although appointments are not required, you may request tutoring for times that best suit your needs. To get started with a session, follow the Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Access Instructions below.

    Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Access Instructions

    Go to https://online.shsu.edu/campus/, log into blackboard and follow these steps to gain access to a tutoring session.

    • Under the “My Organizations” banner, click the link “Math Center Online Tutoring-ASC
    • Click the “A.L.O.T.” tab to access tutoring sessions
    • Choose a room from “Sessions
    • Click on the room for the course in which you need support.
    • Click the button “Join Session
    • Lastly, follow the tutor’s instruction for a successful session

    • TIPS:

    • Create a folder with documents you may wish to share during your session.
    • To get the most out of a session, ask the tutor questions.

    Questions:

    Call us at 936 294 3680 with questions about scheduling or if you encounter a problem during any step of the process.

  • Get Information about Math and Science Tutoring

    We currently provide tutoring for all mathematics courses up to MATH 1420, Statistics, and other STEM based courses. Whereas tutors may provide support with SPSS, this service is primarily offered by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

    Mathematics courses:

    MATH 1314 - Pre Calculus Algebra
    MATH N014 - Support Course for Pre Calculus Algebra
    MATH 1316 - Plane Trigonometry
    MATH 1324 - Mth for Mngl Decision Making
    MATH N024 - Support Course for Math for Mth for Mngl Decision Making
    MATH 1332 - College Mathematics
    MATH N032 - Support Course for College Mathematics
    MATH 1369 - Elementary Statistics
    MATH 1370 - Intro to Biomedical Statistics
    MATH 1384 - Intro to Foundations of Math I
    MATH 1385 - Intro to Foundations of Math II
    MATH 1410 - Elementary Functions
    MATH 1420 - Calculus 1
    STAT 1369 - Elementary Statistics
    STAT 3379 - Statistics Methods in Practice

    Additional tutoring available in:

    CHEM 1411 - General Chemistry I
    CHEM 1412 - General Chemistry II
    CHEM 2323 - Organic Chemistry I

    PHYS 1301 - General Phy-Mechanics & Heat
    PHYS 1302 - Gen. Phy-Snd, Lght, Elec, & Mag
    PHYS 1305 - Classical Physics & Thermdynmc
    PHYS 1401 - Physics Boot Camp
    PHYS 1411 - Introduction to Physics I
    PHYS 1422 - Introduction to Physics II

    If your class is not listed, inquire with us to see how we may assist you. Additional courses may be tutored on a case-by-case basis. Call us at 936 294 3680 or email us at mathcenter@shsu.edu for support.

Peer Mentoring

Do you ever feel lost and confused here at SHSU? Do you wish you had a seasoned Bearkat to ask questions and get advice from? Are you unsure how to take advantage of all the services available to you on campus? Then peer mentoring at the Academic Success Center is here to assist you!

Peer Mentors are here to help you navigate college and Sam Houston State University successfully. Let us help you with study skills, time management, scheduling, and collaborating with your instructors and classmates as you work to successfully complete your classes and your degree.

  • Schedule an Online or On-campus Appointment

    Ready to Schedule? Start Here!

    Students can schedule online and on-campus peer mentoring appointments using Campus Connect. Online appointments are conducted using Zoom and scheduled 1 hour in advance, and on-campus appointments are conducted face-to-face in the main floor (2nd floor) of the Newton Gresham Library in Huntsville. When scheduling, you will receive a confirmation link as soon as you schedule your appointment with a Zoom link included (if applicable) in the details. Students will need a webcam with a microphone on a standalone desktop or laptop computer for the best online experience, and on-campus students should come prepared with any relevant assignments, handouts, or goals for their session.

    Need an appointment? Schedule here and select the following options to find the day and time of your choice:

    • Academic Support
    • Peer Mentoring
    • Group Mentoring or Individual Mentoring and click next
    • In person or Virtual
    • and leave the next choice blank (unless you wish to work with a specific mentor) and click next
    • Choose the date and time of your choice and click next
    • Be sure to click Confirm Appointment on the next page to finalize your selection
  • Get Information about Peer Mentoring

    Peer mentors can meet one-on-one with students to help figure out which services best suit their needs. It is our peer mentor’s mission to help students navigate successfully through our university. They act as guides to help students connect with resources and understand concepts, such as:

    • Study skills, including time management, goal setting, and test prep
    • The importance of meeting with an advisor and registering for classes on time and ahead of deadlines
    • How to plan your weekly schedule to successfully balance work, school, and play
    • How to seek financial assistance with various offices on campus
    • Where to find information on scholarships and how to apply for them
    • How to better communicate with your instructor

    Peer mentors can offer assistance to all students, but freshmen, new transfers, and other students recovering from academic probation are strongly encouraged to meet with a peer mentor to get back on track for successful graduation.

World Languages and Culture Tutoring

The Academic Success Center at Sam Houston State University values and understands the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion. As a result of that commitment, we are now expanding our services beyond the traditional subjects of Math, Sciences and Writing.

Language Tutors the Academic Success Center (ASC) will support all classification of students in advancing their competencies in the languages offered. Tutoring sessions will be conducted either face-to-face or online to support and accommodate individual requests or small-groups. Appointments are strongly recommended to ensure our tutors provide the highest quality of service, however, walk-in services are welcomed. A typical day will include but is not limited to: assisting students with study strategies, content review/interpretation and mastery in understanding/ comprehension.

  • Schedule an Online or On-campus Appointment

    Ready to Schedule? Start Here!

    Students can schedule online and on-campus peer mentoring appointments using Campus Connect. Online appointments are conducted using Zoom and scheduled 1 hour in advance, and on-campus appointments are conducted face-to-face in the main floor (2nd floor) of the Newton Gresham Library in Huntsville. When scheduling, you will receive a confirmation link as soon as you schedule your appointment with a Zoom link included (if applicable) in the details. Students will need a webcam with a microphone on a standalone desktop or laptop computer for the best online experience, and on-campus students should come prepared with any relevant assignments, handouts, or goals for their session.

    Need an appointment? Schedule here and select the following options to find the day and time of your choice:

    • Academic Support
    • World Languages and Culture Tutoring
    • Language or Class and click next
    • Academic Success Center Huntsville or ONLINE
    • and leave the next choice blank (unless you wish to work with a specific tutor) and click next
    • Choose the date and time of your choice and click next
    • Be sure to click Confirm Appointment on the next page to finalize your selection
  • Get Information about World Languages and Culture Tutoring

    We currently support several languages and are looking to expand our offerings in the future. Currently, we offer tutoring for:

    • American Sign Language (ASL) - SGNL 1401, 1402, 2311, and 2312
    • Spanish - SPAN 1411, 1412, 2311, 2312
    • French (Coming Soon)
    • German (Coming Soon)

First-Year Experience

First-Year Experience (FYE) works with incoming Bearkats to be successful in their early semesters at Sam Houston State Unversity. FYE hosts the Common Reader Program, FORWARD Program, First-year Learning Communities, Learning Frameworks class (UNIV-1101), and New Student Convocation to best guide and support incoming first year students.

For more information on First-Year Experience, please click here to visit the FYE website.

Academic Coaching

Do you need help getting back on track?

Do you want assistance identifying your barriers to academic success? Do you seek learning strategies that are customized just for you? Do you want to create an academic success plan and explore your academic and campus resources? Then Academic Recovery Coaches are here to assist you! .

Academic Recovery Coaches create an environment of collaborative learning, empowering students by assisting in academic recovery plans, developing self-advocacy techniques and exploring academic goals, strengths and solutions.

  • Schedule an Online or On-campus Appointment

    Ready to Schedule? Start Here!

    Students can schedule online and on-campus peer mentoring appointments using Campus Connect. Online appointments are conducted using Zoom and scheduled 1 hour in advance, and on-campus appointments are conducted face-to-face in the main floor (2nd floor) of the Newton Gresham Library in Huntsville. When scheduling, you will receive a confirmation link as soon as you schedule your appointment with a Zoom link included (if applicable) in the details. Students will need a webcam with a microphone on a standalone desktop or laptop computer for the best online experience, and on-campus students should come prepared with any relevant assignments, handouts, or goals for their session.

    Need an appointment? Schedule here and select the following options to find the day and time of your choice:

    • Academic Support
    • Academic Coaching
    • In person or Virtual
    • and leave the next choice blank (unless you wish to work with a specific coach) and click next
    • Choose the date and time of your choice and click next
    • Be sure to click Confirm Appointment on the next page to finalize your selection