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Academic Success at EMU

We’re here to help you succeed!

Our services for undergraduate students, graduate 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.

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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

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"“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


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

Kelsie Blocker

Kelsie Blocker, ASC Assistant

Whether you’re a tutor or a tutee, feel free to ask me any questions you may have about Navigate, our appointment scheduling platform. I can be reached at or, as well as by phone at 540-432-4254. Just call or email, and I can help get you the information you need!

Learn more about Kelsie

Steve Yoder

Steve Yoder, Disability Support Services Coordinator

Whether you are a student who needs accommodation or a faculty or staff member looking to support a student, the Office of Academic Access has the resources you need.

Learn more about Steve

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


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