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NSC Virtual Resource Table
Howdy and welcome to the virtual resource table portion of your New Student Conference. We’re so glad you’re here! We’ve compiled a brief list of frequently asked questions. If you have further questions about how we can help you, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
. We’re standing by to to answer them.
What is the Academic Success Center (ASC)?
The ASC is dedicated to helping all Aggies achieve their academic goals. We provide comprehensive resources, like Academic Coaching, Supplemental Instruction, tutoring, and online study and learning handouts. We teach the academic and life skills you’ll need to be successful in school.
**All ASC services are covered by the university, the state, and the Association of Former Students, so you will not be billed.**
Hear what other students had to say about their experience at the ASC
One-to-One Academic Coaching
What services does the Academic Success Center offer?
Our Academic Coaches work with you one-to-one to help you accomplish your academic goals. Academic coaches identify your strengths and weaknesses and provide you with individualized and appropriate suggestions and practices to improve your academic performance. We also offer academic coaching each semester at the Veteran Resource & Support Center
for student veterans.
Supplemental Instruction (SI)
Our coaches are full-time professionals who can work individually with your student upon request. Coaches cover a wide variety of topics, but commonly teach how to build skills related to time-management, motivation, and studying. The frequency of meetings and goals are agreed upon by both your student and the coach, but a common meeting schedule is once every two weeks during the semester for 20-45 minutes. Some students work with a coach for only one semester, while others continue with the same coach for years.
Work with SI leaders (your peers) to receive extra help on specific courses. SI Leaders hold three, one-hour group review sessions each week, focusing on the most important and/or
difficult concepts from class. SI is only available for specific classes—if your class offers SI, they’ll announce it, or you can search for it here
. Most important, SI is an opportunity to reinforce your learning in a judgment-free zone.
SI is an internationally recognized academic support program. SI at TAMU had over 40,000 visits to sessions during the fall of 2019. Students who attended at least 10 sessions earned a 0.32 higher GPA than non-attendees on average. The main goal of SI is to break the dependency cycle by empowering students to use critical thinking, problem solving, and the resources around them (book, notes, classmates) to achieve success.
We offer drop-in (no appointment required) tutoring for highly-requested, core-curriculum courses (like MATH, CHEM, BIOL, and ENGR). Tutors are undergraduate students who have performed well in the subjects they are covering and will work with you to build confidence and encourage independent learning. Check our searchable table to see if tutoring is offered for any of your fall classes.
Transfer Student Program
Unlike the local, paid tutoring services that are not affiliated with Texas A&M University, there is no additional cost to use ASC tutoring. We strongly recommend that students try our tutoring services before spending hundreds of dollars on other tutoring services Our tutors are undergraduate students who have performed well in the subjects they cover and are thoroughly vetted and trained by our professional staff.
If you’re a transfer student, we recognize that you are not new to the college experience; however, being new to A&M means you may have questions or want allies to help you find resources, navigate a new campus, and understand a new campus culture as you adjust to life as an Aggie. Our goal is to facilitate that transition.
Our Transfer Student Peer Mentors help your transition to Aggieland through personal contact, social programs, and academic guidance. Transfer Peer Mentors are former transfer students from various colleges and backgrounds who are available to answer your questions. You can schedule an appointment to talk with a peer mentor whenever you need.
Study & Learning Handouts
We offer a variety of short, informational handouts as supplemental material you can access 24/7. Use these handouts to hone your academic skills. Additionally, we have a series of fun, educational videos on common topics related to academic success.
Texas A&M University is a large, decentralized campus. The ASC offers many support services but so do other departments and units. StudyHub.tamu.edu houses all
the support services in one convenient website. Search the online database for academic support and resources by subject, location, or the type of support.
How will the ASC operate in the fall of 2020 amidst COVID-19?
Before the onset of COVID-19, the ASC held all appointments, tutoring hours, and SI sessions in-person. However, in an effort to keep everyone safe we are continuing to offer all our services remotely via Zoom for the fall semester. We ask that you please call or email us before coming into our office.
2020 Student Starter Pack
Ready to tackle your first semester at TAMU? Whoop! Download our “Student Starter Pack”
to mentally prepare for the semester ahead.
If you are taking classes this summer, be sure to check out our learning handout titled Success Tips for Online Summer Courses if it's Your First Time in College.
Information about COVID-19 and its effects on TAMU or classes can be found on the COVID-19 Guidance
Information about Academic Success Center services or any changes can be found on the ASC