Academic Success and Tutoring Services

Study and Learn with Us!

We’re here to facilitate your academic success and development as a learner in a safe and supportive environment. Our staff is here when you need us! We offer individual and group appointments for class-specific academic coaching and tutoring, appointment-based and drop-in Get It Done sessions to help you plan your time and complete your work, and group study jams.

Visit us in the Writing and Tutoring Center in the Library and Learning Commons (building #3). Walk to the back corner of the library on the same side as the athletic fields. Drop in any time during the following hours:

  • Mondays and Wednesdays: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Study Jam time: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Study Jam time: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.)
  • Fridays: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (noon) (Study Jam time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.)
  • Sundays: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. (Study Jam time: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.)

We want to learn with you: drop by, make an appointment (learn how to make appointments in this video), call 816-501-3710, or email casey.reid@avila.edu.

Contact

Casey Reid, Director of Academic Success and Tutoring Services
P: 816.501.3710 / E: casey.reid@avila.edu

The following is a more detailed list of courses that we tutor face-to-face (updated 2/10/21):

  • AC 201 Principles of Accounting I
  • AC 202 Principles of Accounting II
  • AR 271 Digital Media: Design Software
  • BI 111 General Biology Cells & Genes
  • BI 112 General Biology Ecology and Evolution
  • BI 214 Organismal Biology
  • BI 220 Human Anatomy & Physiology
  • CH 131 Principles of Chemistry
  • CH 135 General Chemistry I
  • CH 137 General Chemistry II
  • CH 217 Organic Chemistry
  • CH 344 Biochemistry II
  • CS 210 Navigating the Digital Society
  • MA 92 Mathematical Literacy
  • MA 115 Applications of College Mathematics
  • MA 120 College Algebra
  • MA 241 Calculus & Analytic Geometry I
  • PH 117 Physics Concepts
  • PH 232 Health Psychology
  • PY 101 General Psychology
  • PY 210 Abnormal Psychology
  • PY 261 Psychological Stats and Methods I
  • PY 262 Psychological Stats and Methods II
  • PY 617 Research Design & Analysis I

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 casey.reid@avila.edu.

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.

How To’s

How to Schedule Face-to-Face and Online 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) 501-3710 or stop by!


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 — 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 — Lets you draw pictures, create a textbox, etc. with your tutor.

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