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Monday9:00am - 8:00pm
Tuesday9:00am - 8:00pm
Wednesday9:00am - 8:00pm
Thursday9:00am - 8:00pm
Friday9:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday9:00am - 4:00pm
SundayCLOSED
 
Testing Center
Monday9:00am - 8:00pm
Final test at 7:00pm
Tuesday9:00am - 8:00pm
Final test at 7:00pm
Wednesday9:00am - 8:00pm
Final test at 7:00pm
Thursday9:00am - 8:00pm
Final test at 7:00pm
Friday9:00am - 4:00pm
Final test at 3:00pm
Saturday9:00am - 4:00pm
Final test at 3:00pm
SundayCLOSED

Academic Support Center

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.

 

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Location

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, AccuPlacer Placement Testing, Reference Materials (APA/MLA), as well as Reading Tutorial (CCDS 109N), Math Tutorial (CCDS 111N) 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 ascNMSUA@nmsu.edu. 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.

Via CANVAS, students will now be able to meet with Academic Support Center tutors during normal business hours to acquire assistance and guidance in areas of reading, writing, math, and science. ASC Tutors will be logged into CANVAS chat during normal business hours.

For access to the ASC Online Tutoring Page in CANVAS, please contact either Maria Saenz (AE/ASC Director) at 575.439.3813 and msaenz74@nmsu.edu, or Miguel Viscarra (ASC Tutor Coordinator) at 575.439.3811 and onastar@nmsu.edu.

There are a few options available to students in the ASC Online Tutoring Page. For general questions, students can post to the “Communication Lounge” in the Discussion Page. An ASC Tutor or ASC Administrator will respond promptly to student inquiries. Students should also consider logging into “Chat.” This will allow for real-time communications with ASC Tutors when available, in addition to providing options for live one-on-one tutoring sessions via webcam/microphone. Thus, it’s important that students have webcam and microphone capabilities on their computer to use the ASC Online Tutoring Page to its fullest extent.

For online paper submission, students can submit typed work to the Paper Submission link in the Assignments Tab. Students should also submit their assignment sheet for the submitted work to ensure that ASC Tutors know their instructor’s expectations. ASC Tutors will review submitted work and have it returned with comments and suggestions to the student within 48 hours.

Should students need to seek tutoring assistance outside of ASC business hours, NMSU-A students now have free access to the Brain Fuse program. Brain Fuse is a web-hosted software program that provides 24/7 tutoring assistance to students all over the nation. Students will be able to seek tutoring assistance from a number of live professionals in a variety of courses and disciplines.

If you are a student that is off-campus and would like to use the Brain Fuse program, you’ll need to go through the authentication page, login using your NMSU username and your Banner ID as the password. For a short tutorial on how to setup your account, please visit the site below.

http://nmsua.edu/library/accessing-databases-off-campus/ (Links to an external site.) To access live Brain Fuse tutoring, please visit the site below. It is called “Help Now.”

https://nmsua.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://main.nmsualamogordo.nm.brainfuse.com (Links to an external site.)

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).

 

History

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.