University Academic Success Programs (UASP) is one unit with one shared vision distributed across Arizona State University’s (ASU) campuses and online. Using a peer-to-peer academic network, UASP supports undergraduate and graduate students. Furthermore, UASP peer staff collaborates with students to develop shared learning experiences to enhance success. UASP is committed to advancing social justice by creating inclusive spaces for learners, providing ongoing professional development to professional and student staff, and engaging in a continual examination of our policies and practices. ASU is measured not by whom it excludes but by whom it includes and UASP is committed to supporting the charter by helping all learners succeed. Furthermore, UASP collaborates with faculty members to develop shared learning experiences to enhance student success.
Our tutoring programs are certified by the College Reading and Learning Association.
Who are we?
University Academic Success Programs (UASP) provides free services to help you succeed at ASU. Students who take advantage of these services tend to perform better academically. All of our tutors and Supplemental Instruction leaders are current ASU students who have excelled in their course work.
What do we offer?
We offer a variety of services that are free to you as a student, including Tutoring, Writing Tutoring, Academic Skills Tutoring, Supplemental Instruction, Graduate Writing Tutoring, and Graduate Statistics Tutoring.
Where is this offered?
We offer online support live via Zoom as well as support at the following campuses: Downtown Phoenix, Polytechnic, Tempe, and West.
How does this work?
Tutoring and academic skills tutoring is a small group drop-in service. Just come by any of our centers or drop in online whenever we are open.
There are also a number of one-on-one services that are appointment-based. This includes writing tutoring, graduate writing tutoring, and graduate statistics tutoring.
Supplemental Instruction (SI) is offered for select courses. If your course offers SI, the sessions will be offered on a drop-in basis.
Why a Peer-to-Peer Model?
When students come to our centers, they meet with a peer tutor or Supplemental Instruction leader. The peer helps them with subjects such as writing, math, science and business in addition to general tutoring in success strategies.
A peer model allows students to help other students by showing that success is possible and giving students role models who have had similar experiences. Peers are relatable — students trust a peer's experience. When a peer says, "I struggled with this, and doing this helped me," the students believe them.
We have worked hard to develop a student-centered approach. We treat every student as a unique person with a unique learning style. Our services are not stagnant; rather, they are forever evolving to reflect student, staff and faculty feedback as well as theories of student learning and student development. We believe that there is no one who won’t benefit from taking time to establish a one-on-one connection with another student: the "A" students, the "B" students, all the way to students who might be struggling with course content. Tutoring can help relieve the stress that comes with studying. It is a great way for students to meet people who might be in the same classes or who have the same goals and ambitions. Even faculty and staff members who are taking ASU classes can use our Graduate Writing Centers. We advocate that students don’t wait until it’s too late; they should come in and get support as soon as possible and as frequently as possible.
Tutoring is available for subjects such as math, science, engineering, business, and more.
Writing Tutoring is available at any stage of the writing process. Writing tutors can help with essays, applications, personal statements, and more.
Supplemental Instruction (SI) is available for select courses. SI leaders attend lectures with you and then conduct group study sessions to help you master the material.
Academic Skills Tutoring can help you with academic skills in order to be successful here at ASU.
Graduate Writing Tutoring can help graduate-level students at any stage of the writing process. Tutors can help with writing projects such as a thesis, dissertation, course paper, or report.
Graduate Statistics Tutoring provides graduate-level students with tutoring for statistics coursework as well as opportunities to discuss research projects.