The Academic Success Center (ASC) provides free tutoring services to all St. Gregory’s University students. At the ASC, trained and skilled peer tutors work with students one-on-one in hour-long sessions. Tutors help students build various academic skills (such as writing, note taking, problem solving etc.) and with the assignments for most subject areas taught at SGU. The ASC is open Monday through Friday (day hours) at its Benedictine Hall location (BH 319) and Monday/Tuesday/Thursday (evening hours) at Degrasse East, Room A.
Tutoring is offered on a walk-in, first-come-first-served basis. Students do not have to make a prior appointment for tutoring. However, since tutors have varied areas of specialty, students should consult the ASC schedule ahead of time to identify a tutor who appropriately suits their needs.
What to Expect from a Tutoring Session
When you come in for a tutoring session, know that you are taking a right step in your academic career. Whether you are brainstorming for a paper, or have a completed draft, the tutors can help by working with you on your project. If you are looking for help with studying for a class, or just want to work on honing your math skills—the tutors can help.
Remember, the tutors are there to help you with your work. This means that you should not expect the tutor to do the work for you.
The tutors will ask you for information regarding the assignment—they need this to help you. You will help them if you bring the assignment sheet/books with you.
Electronic Resources at the ASC
Working on a class project/paper/exam and need some quick tips/guides? ASC can help. We have a large collection of study guides/tips (e.g. MLA/APA Documentation, Concise Writing, Lab Reports etc.) available electronically.
All faculty members of SGU are welcome to request customized academic workshops for their classes. The ASC Director and the tutors will develop individualized workshops to fit the needs of your class, consult with you during the process to get feedback and present the workshop in your class at an appointed time.
ASC administers CLEP and DSST (DANTES), which may be scheduled by appointment. Please plan 2 hours for your testing. Payment for testing is made in advance in the Business Office in Benedictine Hall, and you must bring your receipt to show the test proctor at the time of your test.
The cost for CLEP is $90, paid to the Business Office, and DSST is $90, plus a $10 Administrative fee paid to the Business Office and $80 Test fee paid by major credit card on the DSST website at the time of the exam.
For St. Gregory’s University’s allowed exams, credit hours allowed per exam, and course equivalents; please see our Credit by Examination Policy.
Please contact ASC Director Dr. Marcel Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule all proctored testing times.