Academic Support

Our Academic Support Center helps students achieve their maximum academic potential and is available to all Hope students.

We offer a variety of programs such as peer tutoring, group study sessions, study skills tutoring, academic advising, workshops and presentations, and also serve as the first contact for students with learning disabilities. 

  • Individual and Small Group Tutoring
  • Group Help Sessions
  • Mathematics Lab
  • Workshops/Presentations
  • Test Scribing/Proctoring (under special circumstances)

Academic Advising
Meetings for academic support are available by appointment and on a walk-in basis when openings exist. Although students may request a peer tutor at any point through the 13th week of the semester, early requests are encouraged as available tutoring slots are limited. Requests are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Course Tutoring
The ASC provides individual or small group peer tutoring in most basic subjects, on either a long-term or short-term basis. A student interested in receiving tutoring completes an application and returns it to the ASC.

After being assigned a tutor, the students meet on a regular basis to:

  • Examine Student Learning Strategies
  • Review Information from Class
  • Discuss Content of Reading Assignments
  • Work Through Examples of Homework Problems

Tutors are generally upper-class students, but all have outstanding academic records and faculty recommendations. They are trained in tutoring techniques and work with continuous supervision by our professional staff.

Assignment of a tutor takes at least two working days. Once the match is made, weekly or bi-weekly tutoring sessions are arranged by the tutor and student. The application for tutoring services is available online.

Group study
Group Study Sessions are organized to help students learn to work with each other in studying math, statistics and science courses. Tutoring assistance is also available.

Study Skills Tutoring, Presentations, and Workshops
Many students find that, in making the transition from high school to college, or from lower- to upper-level classes, they need advice about studying. One-on-one appointments with an ASC professional are available for advice on the following:

  • Goal Setting and Motivation
  • Time Management
  • Textbook Reading/Studying
  • Note Taking
  • Test Preparation/Test Taking

Hope faculty and staff may also arrange study skills workshops or presentations for specific groups or classes.

Academic Advising
ASC staff members are available to meet and talk with students about any question or concern they may have relevant to their college academic experience.