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» Under what circumstances might I recommend a student to the Student Success Center? Also, should I contact the SSC myself, or simply suggest students pay you a visit?

» Where can I send an undergraduate student to find tutoring options at UT?

» Does the SSC advocate for students in grade disputes?

» What’s the difference between an Academic Coach and an academic advisor?

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Under what circumstances might I recommend a student to the Student Success Center? Also, should I contact the SSC myself, or simply suggest students pay you a visit?
Whenever a student is struggling, we encourage you to recommend that he or she visit the Student Success Center.  Similarly, if a student has a non-course-related question you can’t answer, you can send him/her our way!  Basically, it’s never a bad idea for students to come see us, so if you’re ever wondering whether to recommend us to a student, the answer is yes.

If you’re particularly concerned about a student or want us to reach out to the student (rather than waiting for him/her to come to us), you’re welcome to contact us.  Similarly, if you have important information or insight to share regarding a student, don’t hesitate to email or call.  If you’re not comfortable doing so, however, or you just don’t think it’s necessary, feel free to simply remind students that we are a resource for them and leave it at that.

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Where can I send an undergraduate student to find tutoring options at UT?
The SSC offers FREE tutoring in select courses in three locations on campus: Greve Hall, 3rd floor, The Commons at Hodges Library and Carrick Hall. The SSC Tutoring Center focuses on: Biology 101 & 102; Chemistry 100, 120, & 130; Math 113, 115, 119, 125, 130, & 140; Spanish 123; Psychology 110. Ask about other courses. We may be able to accommodate!

Additionally, the Student Success Center maintains a complete listing of the academic resources made available to UT students in our Tutoring@UT online database.

If you are interested in being a part of the database, please contact Brandon Jones.

We also run Supplemental Instruction (SI) programs for traditionally difficult first-year courses, and provide Academic Coaching for students seeking one-on-one attention.

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Does the SSC advocate for students in grade disputes?
Grade disputes are an interdepartmental matter, and the SSC does not take sides on such issues.  We are happy to meet with students to discuss their concerns, but we do not get involved with nor do we support grade appeals or grievances against particular instructors.

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What's the difference between an Academic Coach and an academic advisor?
In short, whereas an academic advisor helps students create educational plans to meet academic and career goals, our Academic Coaches assist students with academic behavior and strategies that are designed to improve scholastic abilities and position students for greater academic success.

Academic Coaches are available in Greve Hall. Academic advisors are based out of the eight colleges and filtered through the various schools. For more information regarding academic advising, please visit the new AA website.

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