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Center for Student SuccessAcademic Support

A strong support system

The office of Academic Support offers a wide range of services to students with various needs in order to enhance academic and personal achievement in higher education and equip them for lifelong use and expansion of the knowledge they develop at MVNU. Every attempt is made to provide personal, individualized attention and support to students.

This office was first established in 1991 as a program funded by a grant from the Teagle Foundation. Since that time, the staff and services have been expanded to better serve the growing needs of MVNU students. There are no additional fees for any of the services provided by the Academic Support office.

If you have any questions, concerns or to request a job application, please come to the Center for Student Success front office, located on the main floor of the Thorne Library. Or email

DisclaimerThere is not a guarantee that tutors/sessions will be available in the specific subject area and/or timeframe that you need. Please plan accordingly.

One-on-One Tutoring is a service that is available to all students on the main campus in traditional undergraduate programs who desire assistance with study strategies, time management, or general education core courses. Tutors are student employees hired by the office of Academic Support who are trained to assist peers academically. Students make appointments with Tutors here. Students in the nontraditional and graduate programs (GPS) must follow the procedures for this type of assistance by following the instructions here.

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an intensive assistance program involving student employees who provide weekly group study sessions for students in designated courses. SI is provided for all students enrolled in the courses with SI attached. The SI Leader models how to be a master student in a specific course, and leads weekly SI sessions outside of class on topics covered during the week. MVNU offers SI for many courses in the General Education Core, including but not limited to the following:

  • Algebra

  • Pre-Calculus

  • General Psychology

  • Zoology

  • Introduction to Chemistry

  • Art in the Western World

  • Music in the Western World

  • American Government

  • U.S. History

  • Western Traditions

And more... please log on here to see what SI sessions are offered

Academic Peer Mentors (APM) are upperclassmen student employees who are trained to assist new MVNU students in the process of transition and college life. During each week of the academic year, the student meets with the APM in order to gain individualized academic assistance, encouragement, guidance and can rely on the APM to be a resource and accountability partner. If you are interested in meeting with an APM please contact Jillian Pfeffer-Hupp.
The MVNU Writing Lab exists to create a safe and friendly space for all writers at all levels to share their work and receive thorough and considerate feedback from attentive peer tutors who strive to empower student writers to become more confident, self-sufficient, and effective critical thinkers and communicators.

Goals and Commitments:
- to assist any student seeking help on any writing assignment at any stage of the writing process
-to provide face-to-face, one-on-one support for students within a community of well-trained peer tutors.
- to ask questions and listen to students to help them explore, clarify, and articulate their ideas.
- to support and guide students as they develop their writing process and style.
- to offer writing workshops that address student needs and focus on challenging concepts in writing.

To book an appointment for a Writing Coach click here.
Academic Support offers courses that equip first-time freshman students with the necessary skills to make the transition to the academic demands of higher education. These courses are elective courses with credits toward graduation, and any student may choose to enroll. In addition, these courses are required for students who are likely to encounter challenges with college level work, based on indicators of ACT/SAT scores and high school grade point averages.
CSS 1002: This introductory course provides an orientation to the college and assists students in the transition to the college environment. It provides an overview of college policies and procedures, services offered at the university, including the learning resources center, counseling, and academic advising, and encourages contacts with other students and staff. Specific emphasis is placed on techniques, habits, and skills essential for college success. Effective listening, active reading, test-taking skills, and study habits are discussed. Information related to career and academic planning, as well as other college resources, is provided to students.
CSS 1012: This course is a continuation of the material discussed in CSS 1001 and provides students the opportunity to build and enhance skills related to college success. Topics include goal setting, communication, collaborative and cooperative practice, leadership, conflict resolution, time management and planning, public speaking, community and technological resources, academic skill development in reading, writing and research, critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making. Prerequisite: CSS 1002

For more info

Jillian Pfeffer-Hupp
740-397-9000 ext. 4282

“I'm thankful for professors who care about me as an individual person and push me to do my best.”

Kelleyann Stackhouse, '20