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Academic Success Center Staff
Cathy Smeltzer Erb, Academic Success Center Director; Professor, Teacher Education
Welcome to the tutoring services provided by undergraduate peers and, for graduate
students, our Graduate Writing Coach, Rachel Whitmer.
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 Cathy
Mary Ann Zehr, EMU Writing & Communication Program Director
I approach my role as both a writer and a teacher. I collaborate with faculty, the
graduate writing coach, and the undergraduate writing tutors to support students as
they both learn to write and write to learn. I also support EMU's curriculum for students
to communicate through speech. My office is Library 314. Contact me through email
or by phone (540) 432-4352.
Learn more about Mary Ann
Julie Shank, ASC and Writing Program Assistant
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 you!
Learn more about Julie
Frequently Asked Questions About Tutoring
How do I find a tutor and make an appointment?
How do I get help in a specific course?
Is anyone available to help me write a paper?
What do writing tutors do?
Frequently Asked Questions About Academic Accommodation and Disability
What if I think I have a disability?
What if I had a documented disability in high school and haven’t told anyone at EMU…but
now I know I need extra help?
How recent does my documentation have to be?
What if I have a physical or emotional disorder?
What if I had an IEP in high school? Middle school? Elementary school?
Who needs to know about my disability?
How do I let my instructors know about my need for accommodations?
What kinds of accommodations are given at EMU?
If I am late in providing documentation, can I take tests over or redo work?
What role does the academic access coordinator serve?