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Academic Success Center

The ASC is the place to be!

The Academic Success Center is located on the ground floor of the Mary F. Shipper Library. It is a center designed to support students of Potomac State College. The ASC offers a welcoming atmosphere with helpful staff, and the goal is to help students succeed.

The Academic Success Center will be conducting tutoring with both virtual and in person sessions available — students can stop in to the Academic Success Center, email JRJones@mail.wvu.edu, or call 304-788-7144 to request an appointment. Alternatively, students can schedule an appointment online

Our Staff

Jennifer Jones - Academic Success Center Program Coordinator/Science Tutor

email:  JRJones@mail.wvu.edu phone:  304-788-7144 


Justin Good - Professional Math Tutor

email:  Justin.Good@mail.wvu.edu phone:  304-788-7107 


English tutoring will be conducted by English Instructors in the the Writing Center, for more information, visit the Writing Center webpage

Peer tutors are students are have been carefully selected, trained and monitored to provide the highest quality of service. We are always looking for students to serve as peer tutors. If interested, please see the Program Coordinator. 

Office Hours

The Center will be open  Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Tutoring

Dedication, talent, and training combine to make the Academic Success Center's tutors extraordinary people. Tutoring sessions can be scheduled on an individualized or group basis. Tutors are available for most subject areas. We will make every attempt to find a tutor in a timely manner for those subjects that are not covered. In addition to course content tutoring, student skills development assistance is provided on an individualized and small group basis upon request.

Tutoring is our most requested service. Please be considerate and cancel if you are not able to keep your scheduled appointment. Repeated "no shows" may affect your ability to be scheduled for future appointments.

Receiving tutoring is a process of learning. It is best that this service not be used simply to "pass the next test".

Tips for Working with Tutors:

  1. Keep your scheduled appointments and be ready to work when your tutor arrives. Write down information about your assignments, have a copy of the study guide and bring your textbook and class notes.  
  2. Your tutor will not do your homework for you. They will help you to learn, not help you to avoid hard work.  
  3. Prepare beforehand. Formulate specific questions.  
  4. Be ready to concentrate.  
  5. Be clear about what you want.  

You can request a tutor by sending a written request via email to Academic Success Center Program Coordinator Jennifer Jones at  JRJones@mail.wvu.edu. Please include your name, subject area of difficulty, and your telephone number.

Early Alert System

It is important for students to be aware of their academic progress in classes early in the semester so there is ample time to correct the situation. View how you can track your progress below: 


Early Alert System 

Placement Testing

Placement is the way we decide which courses are best for you. View more information on Placement testing below: 


Placement Testing