COVID-19 and EMU Learn More >

Academic Success

Academic Success at EMU

We’re here to help you succeed!

Our Services for Students and Faculty

  • Tutoring and writing help 
  • Accommodations and disability support services
  • Test proctoring
  • Resources for faculty regarding tutoring, syllabus contents and rubrics and academic accountability
  • Resources for students including writing help, time management, ESOL resources, and test-taking and note-taking strategies.
  • Resources for tutors including a tutor handbook, best practices and practicum information

Our Location and Hours

We are located on the third floor of Hartzler Library. View our campus map.

8am - 4pm, Monday-Friday

Tutors often have evening hours available. Please check Navigate for students with evening hours. 


Writing ProgramOffice of Academic AccessResources for StudentsResources for Faculty

Text Here...


"My appointment went really well. I was able to get help on all of the things I needed help on, and it was very beneficial to me."


"This first experience of tutoring went very well. Central pronouns were addressed, and the session was productive. I am very happy with her [the tutor’s] work!"


"It went very well. Helping plot out an outline and being reassuring with the process is what I think I really needed."



I'm Ready to Succeed

Writing Program

Additional Resources

Academic Success Staff

Vi Dutcher

Vi Dutcher, Professor, Language & Literature; Academic Success Center Director; Writing Program Director

Welcome to the tutoring services provided by undergraduate peers and, for graduate students, our Graduate Writing Coach, Mary Ann Zehr. 

If you are an EMU student, our services are for you. Our tutors are like you. They are taking classes, taking exams, writing papers, and doing their homework. The difference is that they are also tutoring their peers in their area of expertise. Our tutors provide tutoring in writing, speech, history, economics, math, psychology, chemistry, physics, biology, business, education, accounting, Spanish, nursing, and engineering. If we don’t cover what you need, please tell us, and we’ll find a tutor. 

Find a session you need through the Navigate link on myEMU.

Learn more about Vi

Julie Shank

Julie Shank, ASC Assistant and Receptionist

It is my hope that you feel welcome and comfortable in the Academic Success Center. Please don’t hesitate to ask questions, make suggestions or express concerns. I look forward to meeting

Learn more about Julie

Mary Ann Zehr

Mary Ann Zehr, EMU Writing Instructor and Graduate Writing Coach

My goal as a writing coach is to work with students so they gain confidence in writing and learn something in each session that they can apply in writing their next paper. We may meet in person in the Graduate and Professional Studies Writing Center in the library or via Zoom. Send me an email at to set up an appointment.

Learn more about Mary Ann

Frequently Asked Questions About Tutoring

Frequently Asked Questions About Academic Accommodation and Disability


visit graphicVisit
apply graphicApply