Linda Gnagey, director of EMU’s academic support center, talks with a student about the benefits of individual and group tutoring.
Frequently Asked Questions
Success! That’s what the Academic Support Center is all about. We help students who seek success in a particular assignment, course or course of study.
Q: Where in the world is EMU’s Academic Support Center?
A: The center is located on the third floor of Hartzler Library (see campus map). A receptionist is on duty Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. There is a study lounge and other space on third floor for one-on-one or small group study sessions. Five quiet rooms for individual study or testing are available for undergraduate and graduate students.
Q: How do I get help in a specific course?
A: Peer tutors at the Academic Support Center offer support in courses of many departments: accounting, Bible, business, economics, history, mathematics, psychology and the sciences. Schedule an appointment with a tutor on line. If a course is not listed, the Director of the ASC works with the professor and the student to find a tutor.
Q: Is anyone available to help me write a paper?
A: The Center has several writing tutors. Some tutors are available by appointment and some have on-call hours. If a tutor has regular hours, a student requesting an appointment completes the menu of questions linked to the appointment time (see ASC Tutoring). If a tutor has on-call hours, a student may email him/her to arrange for an appointment. The menu of questions will be asked during the agreed appointment time. Students should schedule an hour appointment with a writing tutor.
Q: What if I’m struggling in a math class?
A: Many peer tutors at the ASC provide individual help in a variety of math classes from Foundations of Math to Calculus. The Center teams with the Mathematics Department to provide Foundations of Math tutoring and testing.
Q: What if I have difficulty managing my time to complete all my college assignments?
A: Linda Gnagey, director of the academic support center, enjoys talking with students who need help in time management or academic coaching. Linda may suggest a peer-mentor/coach to provide organizational and time management support.