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Mission & Services Offered

Our Mission

Our mission in the Success Center is to help students on the path to confident, independent control of their own academic future.  
Most students start their academic life dependent in some way on others to succeed in college -- whether on professors to teach them,  staff to guide them, or parents to support them. That is why the Success Center strives not only to help students to succeed in class, but to give students the essential skills they need to succeed throughout college life and beyond. 

Services Offered


The Success Center is committed to providing a consistent, high-standard of tutoring, starting with the quality and skill of the tutors themselves.   SSC tutors must be faculty recommended by three professors, at least two of which must come from within the tutor's own discipline.  They must also maintain a high GPA and go through extensive training and professional development, including certification CRLA tutoring standards.  Tutors actively work with students on content comprehension, test-preparation, and long-term skill development, but above all assist students in becoming independent learners, reflecting the high personal and academic standards we hope that all students will strive to emulate.

Supplemental Instruction

Supplemental Instruction (SI) targets traditionally difficult courses by closely integrating a certified SSC tutor with the class. Tutors attend all class lectures and lead weekly group study-sessions with students. During these sessions, tutors facilitate discussion of course content, hold reviews for exams, and help students develop class-specific study skills. Above all, SI tutors serve as both resource and model to students, reflecting and promoting the independent mastery necessary for students to succeed in the course.

Writing Studio

Writing Studio gives students a space to write with the help of our writing tutors close at hand.   Studio tutors work closely with composition and writing classes to know what paper you’re working on, so they can help you at any point in the writing process – whether pre-writing, research, thesis development, formatting, organization, etc.  Studio times and location are listed in the link below.

Success Series Workshops

Student Success Series Workshops provide learning opportunities for students each semester across a variety of academic topics. Workshops are available to all students and generally occur on the university common-hour.  Workshop presenters include faculty, staff, tutors, and members of the community who bring a wealth of knowledge about academic and student life issues. Topics include content specific math and composition workshops, workshops on career and academic development, faculty special-lectures, and special topics from SSC tutors.

  • 7101 University Ave
  • Texarkana, TX 75503
  • p: 903.223.3000
  • f: 903.223.3104
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