EMU Academic Support Center Director Linda Gnagey
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. A receptionist and undergraduate tutors are on duty Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. There is a study lounge and other inviting spaces for one-on-one or small group study sessions. Five quiet rooms for individual study or testing are available for 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: ASC Tutoring—quick link on myEMU. You must register for ASC Tutoring (Remember your user name and password for future use!) and then use the drop-down menu to find a tutor for a particular course or tutor request such as writing. 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 who requests 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.

Q: What if I need help in a math class?

A: Many peer tutors at the ASC provide individual help in a variety of math courses 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.

Q: I have a disability that affects my learning. Is support available?

A: The office of Student Disability Support Services is part of the ASC. The SDSS coordinator seeks to serve all students, specifically serving as an advocate for those with documented disabilities. Faculty and staff support individual students who use reasonable accommodations in the classroom due to documented needs. The SDSS coordinator fosters the development and use of strategies to promote independence and personal success.