Academic Support/Testing Center

Location: ASC Building
(575) 439-3853

Maria Saenz, ASC/ABE Director
Miguel Viscarra, ASC Tutor Coordinator

Academic Support Center

Testing Center

Academic Support Center


Academic Support Center
Monday8:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday8:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday8:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday8:00am - 6:00pm
Testing Center
Monday8:00am - 5:00pm
For HiSET Testing Only
Tuesday8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday8:00am - 5:00pm


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The Academic Support Center promotes independence in learning through one-on-one and group tutoring. It also supports and reinforces instructors’ classroom teaching. Ten computer workstations, a StarBoard and a projector are available for student and/or faculty use.


Just North of the Science Center (campus map).

Tutor Subject and Hours guide

To see a schedule of tutors and their subject areas, please check out this handy guide.

Writing Assistance

We offer Drop-In Tutoring, Compass Placement Testing, Reference Materials (APA/MLA), as well as Reading Tutorial (CCDS 109N) and Writing Tutorial (CCDS 113N) courses for credit.

You can now receive online input from an Academic Support Center writing tutor. Just submit your paper as an attachment (in Word format) to You should include in your e-mail the name of the class for which you are submitting the paper as well as the instructor name and any comments or concerns you have about the paper that you would like the tutor to address. You will have a response within 48 hours when you submit your writing on a weekday. If you submit on a weekend, you will receive a response within 48 hours of Monday morning.

Writing center tutors work with students in groups and on a one-on-one basis in writing across the curriculum. Most student papers are written for academic purposes; however, the tutors in the writing center assist students throughout the writing process with all types of writing.

Math & Science Tutoring

We offer drop-in tutoring for the following: Math (CCDM 100/103/114 through beginning Calculus), Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Accounting.

We also have available: Telephone Tutoring, Reference Books, Computers, Web Self-Study Course for CCDM 100/103, and DVD/Video Tapes (for CCDM 103/114, Math 115, Math 180, Math 185, Math 210, Calculus, Study Skills, Math Anxiety).


The Academic Support Center was born in the Summer of 2007 with the opening of a new building on campus. This new building, built with Title V funds, houses what was the separated Jimmy L. Smith Math & Science Learning Center and the Mary Virginia Brown Writing Center.

In 1995 Roger Haley renamed the NMSU-A Writing Center to the Mary Virginia Brown Writing Center to honor Mary Virginia Brown’s ten years of service (1985 – 1995) to the writing center. Born in China to missionary parents, Brown grew up in Oklahoma. She and her husband George taught in Alamogordo and Guam. Brown also wrote the coming-of-age story “Thirteenth Summer,” concerning a thirteen-year-old girl during the Oklahoma dust bowl days.