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UASP Programs

University Academic Success Programs (UASP) offers a wide variety of FREE academic services to support ASU students’ success. UASP's tutoring programs are certified by the College Reading and Learning Association. Our highly qualified tutors are required to maintain a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) and a 3.5 GPA in thier tutoring area.  Tutors are provided with 10 hours of tutor training prior to the start of their first tutoring session.  In addition, all UASP student workers receive an additional 9 hours of on-going training each semester that they are employed wiith the unit. Descriptions of our services are provided below.  

Tutoring

Subject area tutoring is available for courses such as math, science, engineering, and business.  Tutors can help sutdents review key concepts and develop new study strategies. Tutors work on reinforcing concepts introduced by the course instructors and helping students develop learning strategies. Tutors do not introduce new material.

Tutoring centers are located at the West, Downtown Phoenix, Tempe, and Polytechnic campus. Students are tutored on a drop-in basis.

Writing Centers

The Writing Centers provide free writing support for all enrolled ASU undergraduate and graduate students. Writers learn while sharing work in progress and making revisions based on feedback. Using established writing center theory and research, our professionally trained tutors offer one-on-one tutoring sessions.

  • Students can schedule an appointment for in-person or online one-on-one writing tutoring by contacting the Writing Center on their campus. Writing tutoring for walk-ins may be limited and is subject to tutor availability.
  • The writing assignments that your student submits will reflect his or her own work. 
  • Instructors may request an in-class presentation in which a staff member will introduce what the Writing Center offers.

ASU faculty and staff members can also schedule appointments to work with graduate writing consultants in our Downtown Phoenix, Tempe West, and Online locations to discuss writing projects. To schedule a 60-minute appointment, ASU faculty and staff members can call 480-965-9072.

Supplemental Instruction (SI)

SI study groups are an internationally recognized program that provides academic support to students in structured peer-led groups. SI is designed to increase “time on task” and help students process course content by integrating how-to-learn with what-to-learn.

SI leaders are students who have previously taken the course and mastered the content. They serve as peer facilitators for SI study sessions. Extensively trained in facilitation strategies, SI leaders attend all class sessions. Faculty members are encouraged to recruit and recommend candidates for SI leader positions.

Instructors interested in requesting support for their courses are encouraged to contact their campus SI coordinators: