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UASP Programs

University Academic Success Programs offers a wide variety of academic services to support ASU students’ success. Descriptions of our services are provided below.  

Tutoring

ASU University Academic Success Programs offer free tutoring for ASU courses to currently enrolled students on any campus. Students are tutored on a drop-in basis.

Tutors work on reinforcing concepts introduced by the course instructors and helping students develop learning strategies. Tutors do not introduce new material.

Our high-quality tutors are required to have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 and to complete our tutor training program, which is certified by the College Reading and Learning Association

Supplemental Instruction (SI)

SI study groups are an internationally recognized program that provides academic support to students in structured peer-led groups. SI is designed to increase “time on task” and help students process course content by integrating how-to-learn with what-to-learn.

SI leaders are students who have previously taken the course and mastered the content. They serve as peer facilitators for SI study sessions. Extensively trained in facilitation strategies, SI leaders attend all class sessions. Faculty members are encouraged to recruit and recommend candidates for SI leader positions.

Instructors interested in requesting support for their courses are encouraged to contact their campus SI coordinators:

Writing Centers

The Writing Centers provide free writing support for all enrolled ASU undergraduate and graduate students. Writers learn while sharing work in progress and making revisions based on feedback. Using established writing center theory and research, our professionally trained tutors offer one-on-one tutoring sessions.

  • Students can schedule an appointment for in-person or online one-on-one writing tutoring by contacting the Writing Center on their campus. Writing tutoring for walk-ins may be limited and is subject to tutor availability.
  • The writing assignments your student submits will reflect his or her own work. Tutors assist with take-home exams unless the instructors have prohibited such help in the course syllabus or in the exam instructions.
  • Instructors may request an in-class presentation in which a staff member will introduce what the Writing Center has to offer.

ASU faculty and staff members can also schedule appointments to work with graduate writing consultants in our Downtown Phoenix, Tempe West, and Online locations to discuss writing projects. To schedule a 60-minute appointment, ASU faculty and staff members can call 480-965-9072.