The Academic Success Center (ASC) provides the first line of academic support for all St. Gregory's University enrollees by offering services which effectively advance students towards academic success and the timely completion of their program of study. Here is a brief outline of Academic Success Center programs and services.
Tutoring: Drop-in and One-on-one
One-on-one tutoring is for students with subject-based academic needs who are interested in working with the same tutor consistently from one meeting to the next for several weeks at a time.
Drop-in tutoring is for students who need help on 'this assignment' or 'this exam' or 'tomorrow's quiz'—it is designed for occasional or pressing needs, rather than for sustained engagement over the course of a semester or half-semester.
Tutoring in all forms is free of charge to all students. One-on-one tutoring requires registration through the ASC or through one of the ASC's tutors; drop-in tutoring does not require any registration whatsoever. To be connected with a tutor, please contact Dr. Marcel Brown, Dir. of the Academic Success Center.
The Writing Center
Specially vetted tutors have been trained and approved to work with students on writing: meetings with these tutors, either through drop-in tutoring or one-on-one tutoring, are considered part of The Academic Success Center's Writing Center operation. The process for taking advantage of Writing Center services is simple: for a one-on-one pairing with a tutor, please contact Dr. Marcel Brown; for drop-in availability, please consult our schedule online or in posted locations on campus.
The Math Center
Students seeking assistance in math or in math-related subjects may take advantage of our specially qualified and capable math tutors: meetings with these tutors, either through drop-in tutoring or one-on-one tutoring, are considered part of The Academic Success Center's Math Center operation. The process for getting connected to Math Center services is easy: for a one-on-one pairing with a tutor, please contact Dr. Marcel Brown; for drop-in availability, please consult our schedule online or in posted locations on campus.
Academic Coaching is designed to provide students with an individual faculty mentor who can work with them on a wide array of fundamental academic skills needed to succeed in college and make steady progress towards graduation. This semester-long engagement with an academic mentor typically consists of weekly meetings of 20-30min. each. Continuation in academic coaching is entirely at the student's discretion. To be connected to an Academic Coach, please contact Dr. Marcel Brown.
The Academic Success Center conducts academic interventions each semester on the basis of cumulative GPA and other risk factors such as deficiency at midterm or referral by instructor. Depending on how a student is doing academically, either overall or in a particular course, he or she may receive at midterm, at midyear, or at midsummer an invitation to take advantage of tutoring services or academic coaching. The aim of academic interventions is to ensure that all students have the support they need to rise to the challenge of higher education's academic rigors.
Study Hall for Student Athletes
The Academic Success Center provides space, tutors, and occasional workshops for all weekly Study Hall sessions. Athletes may substitute hours spent with a tutor for their weekly study hall obligations; reports of athletes' tutoring activities are sent on a weekly basis to the Athletic Department's academic liaison and passed along from there to all of the teams' coaches.
Location, Hours, and Contact Information
Location: Rockwood Center, 217
Hours of Operation:
Fall and Spring: The drop-in tutoring schedule is posted each semester online, around campus, near the elevators on all floors of Benedictine Hall, and in the hallway outside 319 Benedictine Hall. Generally speaking, drop-in tutoring is open for walk-in visits morning, afternoon, and evening Monday through Thursday. Drop-in tutoring is also available Sunday evenings.
Dr. Marcel A. Brown
Assistant Professor of Humanities
Director, The Academic Success Center
Coordinator, The First-Year Experience
Coordinator, Liberal Arts Core Seminar