As it has expanded into all three residential "neighborhoods," the primary mission of the Academic Support Center remains to provide students with the wide range of support services necessary to meet the academic demands they face.
To make these services accessible to students, particularly first-year students, is one of the goals behind having numerous centers located in various residence halls. The Academic Support Center is currently located in the Briscoe, Forest, and Teter residence halls and is open in the evenings, Sunday through Thursday from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., to offer tutoring and other support services to students. The diverse staff facilitates both group and individual tutorials, workshops, study groups, study tables and academic advising to assist IU students, particularly first-year students who are at risk of leaving the Bloomington campus. In short, the ASC strives to encourage overall academic success for these students by making them feel more a part of the university in terms of both living space and "academic culture."FAQ about the ASC
Q: How do I sign-up for evening assistance at an ASC location? A: Same-day sign-ups begin at 6:00 pm, and tutoring begins at 7:00 pm. While sometimes students are able to walk in and receive help right away in the evenings, it is often a good idea to sign up, particularly during busy times of the semester (midterms, major exams, etc).
Q: How long are the tutorials, and how many can I use per evening? A: For math help, students can sign-up for either the 7-9 p.m. session or the 9-11 p.m. session, and they can only sign up for one math session per evening per ASC location. For writing help, students can select either a 30-minute or a 50-minute session, with tutorials beginning on the hour or half-hour (7:00, 7:30, 8:00, etc). Again, students can only sign-up for one WTS tutorial per ASC location per evening.
Q: What if all of the spots are taken? A: If all available spots for a certain type of tutoring (math, writing) are full at one ASC location, the receptionist can call the other locations to see if a spot is available elsewhere, thus insuring that a student does not make an unnecessary trip to another location.
Q: What if I am interested in private tutoring in mathematics (or another subject)? A: Many departments have lists of private tutors, some available online. The "Other Academic Resources at IUB" link on the left sidebar of this web page has a list of many of the most popular sites (math, business, sciences). You can also email the ASC at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Academic Support Center,
A division of
Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs
Phone: (812) 855-6931
6 March 2014