What we do!
The Academic Support Center is the central academic support component at Maryville College and it can help you excel to make the most of your college experience. The center provides learning strategies and consultations to students that focus on learning styles, textbook strategies, note-taking skills, test preparation and test-taking strategies. The Academic Support Center staff also assist students with academic goal setting, organizational skills and time management.
The Academic Support Center provides tutoring and group study sessions as well as individualized consultations. Our most successful students at Maryville College utilize our Group Study sessions, Cooper Success Center, Supplemental Instruction, Math Tank, and Writing Center. Trained academic mentors are responsible for facilitating group study and they provide weekly study sessions reviewing class notes, lecture discussions and preparations for exams.
The Academic Support Center also houses Disability Services which offers services and accommodations for qualified students with disabilities or medical needs. Disability Services is committed to providing timely, individual assessments of student needs and promotes self-advocacy among all students.
Cooper Success Center
Intercollegiate competition is a rewarding extracurricular activity that can add a special dimension to a student's life. The student-athlete at Maryville College can utilize the Cooper Success Center (CSC) to successfully balance their commitment to academics and athletics.
The Cooper Success Center is a student-led and College staff-supervised group study and positive peer modeling academic support center. Located in Cooper Athletic's Orange Room, the CSC focuses on the specific and demanding needs of the Maryville College student-athlete by providing assistance with a variety of core courses. Trained academic/athlete mentors with varying skill sets are on hand and available for any sort of specific or general academic guidance. In the Cooper Athletic Center, academic mentors utilize a peer modeling learning approach, as well as model the necessary academic college skills needed to thrive at Maryville College.
The Math Tank
Focuses on all math courses from basic college-level math skills to Statistics and Calculus III. These tutoring sessions are academic mentor-led sessions. The Math Tank employs multiple math-minded academic mentors who are available six days a week, morning, noon and night.
The MC Writing Center
The MC Writing Center provides a place where students can improve their writing skills by practicing the skills necessary to become effective independent thinkers and writers. Peer consultants provide individual consultations on writing issues. Trained Maryville College writing consultants provide academic guidance and support based on their own experiences as writers and teachers of writing. The writing center consultants effectively analyze each student’s writing, ask appropriate questions for clarification, offer opportunities for practice and provide encouragement and support.
Supplemental Instruction (SI) are weekly review sessions for students enrolled in historically difficult courses. The sessions are facilitated by trained student Supplemental Instruction Leaders (SI Leaders) who in the past have successfully completed the course (earned an A), and are again enrolled in the course. SI Leaders hold weekly review sessions for current students to discuss important concepts, compare notes and develop strategies for preparing for exams. Currently, SI Sessions are held for the following STEM courses: BIO 113, BIO 115, BIO 221, CHM 121, CHM 122, CHM 223, CHM 224, MTH 105, MTH 112, PHY 102, and PHY 202.
Group Study Sessions and Tutoring
Located in Thaw Library, Thaw Group Study offers free mentor-led group study sessions for classes throughout the semester. The mentor-led study sessions are designed to provide a collaborative approach to learning and additional opportunities to enhance learning experiences. The sessions may be provided in small study groups through regularly scheduled help sessions, or on an individual basis. Academic mentors and group study have designated drop-in study hours which can be found on the Academic Support Schedule. All group study sessions are provided free of charge to Maryville College students.
Students with disabilities may register for academic accommodations tailored to meet their individual needs based on their specific disabilities. Presently, the academic accommodations provided by Disability Services include but are not limited to: testing services for students needing accommodations for classroom exams; interpreting and transcribing services for individuals who are Deaf and hard of hearing; texts on tape and/or readers for students who are blind or have limited vision as well as for individuals who have learning disabilities; priority registration services; library and laboratory assistance, and access to adaptive technologies. Please contact Disability Services in the Academic Support Center at (865) 981-8124 to schedule an appointment to review documentation of the specific disability and arrange accommodations for classes.