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University Academic Success Programs is one unit distributed across Arizona State University’s four physical campuses and online with a shared mission to support students’ academic success. Based on a peer-to-peer learning model, UASP offers a range of free academic resources to support ASU students, including subject area tutoring in our tutoring centers, writing tutoring in our writing centers, Supplemental Instruction (structured study groups), and academic skills tutoring. Our tutoring programs are certified by the College Reading and Learning Association.

Who are we?

University Academic Success Programs (UASP) provides free services to help you succeed at ASU. Students who take advantage of these services tend to perform better academically. All of our tutors, and Supplemental Instruction leaders are current ASU students who have excelled in their course work.

What do we offer?

We offer a variety of services that are free to you as a student, including Tutoring, Writing Tutoring, Academic Skills Tutoring, Supplemental Instruction, Graduate Writing Tutoring, and Graduate Statistics Tutoring.

Where is this offered?

We offer support at the following campuses: Downtown Phoenix, Polytechnic, Online, Tempe, and West.

How does this work?

Tutoring and academic skills tutoring is a small group walk-in service. Just come by any of our centers or drop in online whenever we are open.

There are also a number of one-on-one services that are appointment-based. This includes writing tutoring, graduate writing tutoring, and graduate statistics tutoring. 

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is offered for select courses. If your course offers SI, the sessions will be offered on a drop-in basis.

Why a Peer-to-Peer Model?

When students come to our centers, they meet with a peer tutor, or Supplemental Instruction leader. The peer helps them with subjects such as writing, math, science and business in addition to general tutoring in success strategies.

A peer model allows students to help other students by showing that success is possible and giving students role models who have had similar experiences. Peers are relatable — students trust a peer's experience. When a peer says, "I struggled with this, and doing this helped me," the students believe them.

We have worked hard to develop a student-centered approach. We treat every student as a unique person with a unique learning style. Our services are not stagnant; rather, they are forever evolving to reflect student, staff and faculty feedback as well as theories of student learning and student development. We believe that there is no one who won’t benefit from taking time to establish a one-on-one connection with another student: the "A" students, the "B" students, all the way to students who might be struggling with course content. Tutoring can help relieve the stress that comes with studying. It is a great way for students to meet people who might be in the same classes or who have the same goals and ambitions. Even faculty and staff members who are taking ASU classes can use our Graduate Writing Centers. We advocate that students don’t wait until it’s too late; they should come in and get support as soon as possible and as frequently as possible.

Services 

Tutoring is available for subjects such as math, science, engineering, business, and more.

Writing Tutoring is available at any stage of the writing process. Writing tutors can help with essays, applications, personal statements, and more.

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is available for select courses. SI leaders attend lectures with you and then conduct group study sessions to help you master the material.

Academic Skills Tutoring can help you with academic skills in order to be successful here at ASU.

Graduate Writing Tutoring can help graduate-level students at any stage of the writing process. Tutors can help with writing projects such as a thesis, dissertation, course paper, or report.

Graduate Statistics Tutoring provides graduate-level students with tutoring for statistics coursework as well as peer guidance on the quantitative portion of graduate-level research projects.