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Students Mapping a Right Track

SMART is our umbrella of academic support to help improve student persistence and academic success. All SMART services are free to ASU students. In addition to academic and study skills workshops, SMART consists of the following academic support:

ASU Tutor Center

The ASU Tutor Center offers broad-based study skill strategies and techniques to promote critical thinking, reading, note-taking, and time management for 20 subjects/disciplines and over 100 courses. Students are seen on a walk-in basis—no appointments are necessary—and individual tutoring sessions last approximately an hour. To ensure each tutoring session is beneficial and productive, you should do your class assignments before visiting a tutor, come prepared with all necessary materials (textbook, syllabus, class notes, writing material, etc.) and have specific questions prepared for your tutor.

The ASU Tutor Center is located in the Library C301 (3rd floor). Tutoring is free to all ASU students. The ASU Tutor Center is open five days a week: Sunday from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm and Monday-Thursday from 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The ASU Tutor Center is closed on Fridays and Saturdays.

Please visit the tutoring schedule.

Supplemental Instruction

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an academic assistance program that uses peer-led group study to help students succeed in traditionally difficult courses. Our SI leaders attend class with you and then lead regularly scheduled, out-of-class group study sessions. The SI sessions provide opportunities to meet with classmates to compare notes, discuss readings and key course concepts, develop study skill strategies, and prepare for exams. SI takes all the hassle out of managing a study schedule and agenda. Think of it as guaranteed study time. Refer to the Master SI Session Schedule for a list of supported courses as well as locations and times of all SI sessions. 

Math Lab

The Math Lab is available free of charge to all ASU students enrolled in a math class. ASU students, faculty members and a full-time lab coordinator provide help with homework assignments and offer additional explanations of concepts and procedures. The lab is located on the 3rd floor of the Porter Henderson Library, Room C302. For more information, visit the Mathematics Department website.

Writing Center

The Writing Center is a peer tutoring service that features students helping students. It is staffed by specially selected and trained graduate assistants and peer tutors who offer one-on-one conferences about writing and reading. The Writing Center serves all ASU undergraduate and graduate students on a drop-in basis. It also caters to students from any discipline, at any skill level and at any stage of the writing or reading process. The mission of the Writing Center is to help all students become better writers and readers.

Fall and spring semester hours are 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday–Thursday with additional hours from 6–8 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m.–noon on Fridays. The center is also open 1–4 p.m. on Sundays. Summer hours of operation are noon–5 p.m. Monday–Thursday with additional hours 6–8 p.m. Wednesdays and noon–2 p.m. on Fridays. For more information, visit the Writing Center website or call 325-942-2093.


Students Mapping a Right Track


SMART Resources

The Freshman College has compiled information and resources to help you develop and strengthen your academic/study skills strategies and help you succeed at ASU. Some study skills are universal and can be applied in all of your college courses (e.g., time management, note-taking, and test-taking); other study strategies should be tailored to fit specific course content.

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Form your own Study Group

Take the initiative and form your own study group! The Study Group Planning Form will help solidify the details.

Study Group Planning Form

Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI)

The ASU Tutor Center and Supplemental Instruction program, both of which are part of the SMART umbrella of academic support, are funded in part by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education under the Developing Hispanic Serving Institutions Program (Title V).

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