The Wilson College Academic Support Center: We're Here for You Every Step of the Way.

The Academic Support Center at Wilson provides materials and services to help students meet their academic goals during every stage of their careers at Wilson.

Whether you want to solve linear equations, prepare for a big VMT 115 exam, or revise a tough paper, the ASC can help.

Wilson College’s Academic Support Center is housed on the second floor of the John Stewart Memorial Library.  Currently staffed by two full-time professionals, a part-time reading specialist, and approximately 25-30 undergraduate and graduate tutors and supplemental instruction leaders, the ASC provides disability accommodations, subject-specific tutoring, in-person and online writing support, supplemental instruction, and reading skills instruction to all currently enrolled Wilson students at no extra charge.

While ASC staff members can help students struggling with difficult courses or assignments, we pride ourselves on our inclusivity.  We serve students of all skill and ability levels, majors, and academic backgrounds: during the 2017-2018 academic year, we provided more than 1,464 appointments to 606 unique students in courses ranging from first year seminar and English 108 to graduate courses.  Furthermore, students who tutor, lead Supplemental Instruction, or perform other work in the ASC gain valuable pre-professional experience.

Policies for Students

The ASC's No-Show and Cancellation Policy
We realize that students are busy and that unexpected events happen, but we request that students provide at least twelve hours of advance notice when they need to cancel a tutoring appointment in the ASC.  In cases of unexpected events or illness, please provide your tutor with as much advance notice as possible.

Students who repeatedly miss appointments do a disservice to both tutors and other students who could benefit from tutoring.  Therefore, students who no-show four or more times in a given semester will be locked out of the ASC’s schedule management software. If students wish to be reinstated to access tutoring services, they must meet with either Sarah Feldberg or Shelbie D’Annibale.   ASC staff reserve the right to restrict students’ access to tutoring services for a full semester if they no-show six or more appointments during that period.

Maximum Appointment Policy

To manage demand for tutoring and to prevent students from becoming overly dependent on tutors, students are permitted to book only one hour per tutor per day.To make the most of your tutoring appointment, please schedule appointments well in advance of due dates and tests, prepare adequately for tutoring sessions, and prioritize significant concerns.

Students may schedule no more than two sessions with a tutor in a particular subject per week.  For example, a student may schedule no more than two writing lab or two biology tutoring sessions each week.