The Success Center promotes student success by providing academic support services to A&M-Texarkana students. The Success Center offers professional and peer tutoring, supplemental instruction, workshops, tutorials, and study strategies to support and enhance students’ academic success. The Success Center also offers access to a computer lab for writing papers and performing research.
Professional and peer tutors offer academic assistance to A&M-Texarkana students in a variety of subjects. Success Center tutors are certified through the National Tutoring Association (NTA). They provide individual and small group tutoring sessions by walk-in or appointment. Tutors answer questions about course content and aid in the comprehension of course material. Tutors assist students' academic development by clarifying learning problems, working on study skills, and assisting students in becoming independent learners.
Supplemental Instruction (SI)
Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an academic assistance program utilizing collaborative learning sessions. These sessions are scheduled on a regular basis and begin within the first two weeks of the semester. During these sessions, students learn by comparing notes, discussing course content, and reviewing for exams. Students learn how to integrate the course content with critical thinking and reasoning skills. Sessions are facilitated by tutors, certified through the National Tutoring Association, who attend all class lectures linked with their respective SI sessions. Because SI tutors serve as model students and promote higher level thinking among peers, students who attend these sessions learn transferable study skills.
Student Success Series Workshops
Student Success Series Workshops provide learning opportunities outside of the classroom on a variety of topics. Success Series Workshops are offered each semester and are available to all students. Workshop presenters include faculty, staff, and members of the community who bring a wealth of knowledge about academic and student life issues. Topics may include time management, textbook reading for comprehension, note-taking, and specific content area topics in writing and mathematics.