The Success Center aims to strengthen student academic success by providing academic support services to A&M-Texarkana students. The Success Center houses a full service tutoring and peer-service center, study area, and computer lab -- all free for student use. Services include tutoring, supplemental instruction, workshops, and tutorials. By focusing on success, the Success Center hopes to ensure every student has the tools to make it through their degree.
Professional and peer tutoring forms the backbone of Success Center student support. Success Center tutors certify through National Tutoring Association (NTA) and through the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA), providing individual and small group tutoring sessions by walk-in or appointment in most core disciplines. Students can also schedule regularly occurring meetings throughout the semester on times that fit their schedule. Tutors aid in course content comprehension, test-prep, and long-term skill development, but above all assist students in becoming independent learners.
Supplemental Instruction (SI)
Supplemental Instruction (SI) targets traditionally difficult courses by closely integrating a certified SSC tutor with the class. Tutors attend all class lectures and lead weekly group study-sessions with students. During these sessions, tutors facilitate discussion of course content, hold reviews for exams, and help students develop class-specific study skills. Above all, SI tutors serve as both resource and model to students, reflecting and promoting the independent mastery necessary for students to succeed in the course.
The Writing Studio gives students a space to write with the help of our writing tutors close at hand. Studio tutors work closely with composition and writing classes to know what paper you’re working on, so they can help you at any point in the writing process – whether pre-writing, research, thesis development, formatting, organization, etc. Studio times and location are listed in the link below.
Student Success Series Workshops
Student Success Series Workshops provide learning opportunities for students each semester across a variety of academic topics. Workshops are available to all students and generally occur on the university common-hour. Workshop presenters include faculty, staff, tutors, and members of the community who bring a wealth of knowledge about academic and student life issues. Topics include content specific math and composition workshops, workshops on career and academic development, faculty special-lectures, and special topics from SSC tutors.