ACADEMIC SUPPORT CENTER Here to help you succeed academically Hours of Operation:

Hours of Operation:
8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Here to help you succeed academically
* No Saturday hours during the summer term
Expanding Minds. Changing Lives
Welcome to your ASC!
The Writing Lab
Welcome to the Florissant Valley Academic Support Center (ASC), your
partner in helping you reach your full academic potential. Once here,
you will discover a number of free services designed to help you reach
your goals: Supplemental Instruction, the Math and Science Lab, the
Writing Lab, Peer and Group Tutoring and our Speech lab. The ASC is
here to help you understand course content and develop the skills and
confidence you’ll need to be academically successful.
The Writing Lab is a walk-in lab that
helps you at any stage in the writing
process. Professional tutors help you
with understanding the assignment,
organizing your ideas, outlining a
draft, revising a document into a
reader-centered composition, and
learning proofreading techniques, all
in an effort to make you a stronger, more confident writer.
Supplemental Instruction (SI)
The Supplemental Instruction program, one of the campus’ most
popular academic support programs, targets and supports historically
difficult courses. Individuals with expertise in your subject matter attend
the class you are taking and exhibit good student behavior. Usually
before and after class, Supplemental Instruction Leaders, or SI leaders,
hold group study sessions that supplement or help provide a clearer
understanding of the subject material. On average, students who
regularly participate in SI sessions for targeted courses earn a full letter
grade higher than those who do not.
The Math and Science
The Math and Science Lab,
staffed with professional tutors,
is a walk-in service that meets
you where you are and helps
get you where you need to
be. You can feel comfortable
going in with uncertainty and
leaving with confidence. Our
tutors have a wide range of
expertise in many math and science-related courses and are here to
help you understand the concepts and content related to your subject
Peer/Group Tutoring
Our Peer/Group Tutoring
program allows you to work
with a fellow student who has
successfully completed the
course you’re currently
taking. The Peer /Group
Tutoring program is intended
to parallel what is going on in
class for the duration of the
semester. Handouts, study
skills strategies based on your
learning style and worksheets are provided to assist in the learning
process. During your weekly scheduled meetings, you’ll have an
opportunity to ask questions about the subject matter and gain a better
understanding of the material.
Speech and Communications Lab
And, if the thought of public speaking gets you nervous, visit our
Speech and Communications Lab. Here, you will work one-on-one
with a professional speech instructor to enhance your communication
skills. And, if you want to see and hear “the big picture,” you can
record and review your speech on video. Whether it’s giving a speech
in class, learning how to effectively communicate at a job fair, or
strengthening your interview skills for your dream job, the Speech and
Communications Lab can help you look and sound your best.