Academic Success and Tutoring Services

Study and Learn with Us!

We’re here to help you stay on track with your classes, find and practice different study methods, and work through difficult concepts.


  • The STEM-Health Enrichment Zone in O’Reilly 222 is at the end of the hall and has a glass wall.
  • The Wilcox Writing and Tutoring Center in the Library and Learning Commons – back corner of the library on the same side as the athletic fields.

In-person walk-in hours (STEM Health Zone-O’Reilly Room 222):

Courses: BI 111, 112, 250, 318

Monday: 3:30-5:30

Wednesday: 3:30-5:30

Thursday: 2:00-5:30

Friday: 11:00-1:30


Courses: MA 092, 117, 120, 320

Monday: 3:30-5:30

Wednesday: 3:30-5:30

Thursday: 2:00-5:30

Friday: 11:00-1:30

We want to learn with you: drop by (learn how to make appointments in this video), or call 816-501-3712.

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Math
  • History
  • Psychology
  • Computer Science
  • Communications
  • Nursing

Online, 24/7 tutoring is available through TutorMe on any subject.

The Writing Center at Avila University is located in the Learning Commons and Hooley Bundschu Library.  The Writing Center offers walk-in assistance as well as convenient appointments. There is no limit on how many times you can visit us, so come see what we can do for you!  For appointment times, visit The Writing Center.

The following are commonly asked questions among students. Not finding what you want to know here? Stop by the Writing and Tutoring Center in the Library and Learning Commons, call 816.501.3710, or email

Where are you located and what are your hours? We are located in the Writing and Tutoring Center in the Library and Learning Commons. Walk to the back corner of the library on the same side as the athletic fields (building #3). You may walk in any time during the following hours:

  • Mondays and Wednesdays: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Fridays: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (noon)
  • Sundays: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

What happens during my first session? Be prepared to give us some background information that will be kept confidential. Your tutor will introduce him/her/themself and will discuss your academic support needs. Then you will work for 25 – 55 minutes. At the end of the session, you will be asked if you want additional sessions and will be asked to fill out a short evaluation form.

What do I bring to a session? You!  It’s helpful if you bring your textbook and supplementary materials for the class, class notes, syllabus, past tests and quizzes, homework you’ve attempted, and writing supplies.

In-person walk-in hours (Library/Learning Commons): 

Courses: MA 092, 117, 120, 320

Monday: 2:00-4:00

Tuesday: 2:00-4:00

Wednesday: 2:00-4:00

Thursday: 2:00-4:00

Friday: 2:00-4:00





Courses: HI 201, 202, 203

Monday: 2:00-4:00

Tuesday: 3:30-4:30

Wednesday: 2:00-4:00

Thursday: 3:30-4:30


Courses: PY 101, 208

Friday: 8:00am-12:00pm



Courses: All

Monday: 9:00-10:30am

Tuesday: 9:00-10:00am

Wednesday: 9:00-10:30am

Thursday: 9:00-10:00am



Courses: CS 116, 120, 170, 222, 314

Monday: 2:00-4:00pm

Tuesday: 2:00-4:00pm

Wednesday: 2:00-4:00pm

Thursday: 2:00-4:00pm

Friday: 2:00-4:00pm

Courses: CO 110

Friday: 8:00am-12:00pm

Courses: CH 135, 137

Monday: 7:00-9:00pm

Tuesday: 7:00-10:00pm

Wednesday: 7:00-10:00pm

Thursday: 5:00-7:00pm

Meet Our Academic Coaches

Colleen Lockett (Lead Academic Coach, Nursing, Allied Health)  – Colleen Lockett holds degrees in Nursing (BA), English (BA), and Public Administration (MA). She is the mom of two teenage girls, comes from Dubuque, IA, and enjoys cooking, baking, reading, travel, hiking, and biking.


Guadalupe Garcia (Biology, Calculus) – Guadalupe Garcia is a junior biology major from Kansas City, MO who loves watching movies and listening to music.

Ja’Keya Jackson (Biology, Chemistry) – Ja’Keya Jackson is a senior biology major who also serves as a Resident Assistant.

Zach Revier (Business, Economics) – Zach Revier is an MBA student at Avila and also serves as our Associate Head Wrestling Coach and an FS 101 instructor. When he isn’t coaching, teaching, or tutoring, he likes playing disc golf, Pokemon and collecting sports cards and vinyl records.


Monica Watson, Director of Academic Success and Tutoring
P: 816-501-3712 / E: monica.watson

How To’s

How to Schedule Face-to-Face Appointments with Our Avila Staff

  1. Go to EAB Navigate.
  2. Log in using your Avila username and password.
  3. Go through the steps in this video about setting up an academic coaching and tutoring appointment. We look forward to seeing you!

Need to Cancel Your Appointment? Here’s How:

  1. Go to EAB Navigate.
  2. Log in using your Avila username and password.
  3. Look for “Upcoming Tutor Appointments” on the bottom right of the screen.
  4. Click on the appointment you need to cancel.
  5. Click “Cancel My Attendance”

For questions, call the Writing and Tutoring Center at (816) 501-3712 or email Monica Watson!

How to Schedule an Online TutorMe Appointment

Online tutoring (TutorMe) is available any time, 24/7!

How to Access TutorMe:

  • Click on a course in Canvas (any course will work!)
  • The menu on the left side of the screen has a TutorMe link near the bottom. Click it.
  • The green “Connect Me With a Tutor” button will get you started!

Helpful tips:

Make sure your computer is properly equipped.

  • The ideal computer set-up will include a microphone and a camera.
  • No access to a computer with a microphone and/or camera? That’s okay! TutorMe has its own messenger setup, and that can be used instead. Also, there’s an option to use just audio or just video with messenger
  • No computer? That’s okay! The Learning Commons (in Hodes) has designated computers for TutorMe. Laptop check-outs are available through the Learning Commons.
    Computers are available for use in Hodes.

Have your assignment(s) handy.

  • You will have the option to upload a document at the beginning of your session.
  • You can share files with your tutor at any time throughout your session.
  • Don’t have your assignment saved on your computer? That’s okay! You can scan documents in Hodes. You can snap a pic of your assignment with your phone and upload it.

Have specific questions ready to go!

  • Before beginning a session, you will be asked to list any assignments and/or questions you want to discuss.
  • The more details you give, the more the more help your tutor can give you!

Four Helpful Session Tools:

1. File Sharing — This allows you to upload papers or assignments any time before or during the session.
2. Text-Editor — Allows either party to edit an uploaded document during the session.
3. Code-Editor — Great for computer science and/or coding help.
4. Whiteboard — Let’s you draw pictures, create a textbox, etc. with your tutor.

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