Tutoring & Academic Support

Welcome to Tutoring and Academic Support Resources!

Students are encouraged to take advantage of HSU’s tutoring service and academic support resources. Whether a student needs a little extra support to succeed in a difficult class or merely wants added perspective to master the material, HSU’s academic services cater to all needs.

Centralized Tutoring

Centralized Tutoring is available to all undergraduate students on the following days and times:

Tuesday and Thursday evenings: 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. Richardson Library, 1st floor
Sunday evenings: 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. Skiles Building, 1st floor

Tutors from most academic areas are available to students on a walk-in basis. No appointment is necessary and there is no additional charges for this service.

Individualized Tutoring

Hardin Simmons Tutoring

If you are unable to attend Centralized Tutoring due to a scheduling conflict, you may work one-on-one with one of the tutors employed through the Academic Advising Center. You may utilize HSU Central to contact a tutor or email tutoring@hsutx.edu for assistance. This resource is available at no additional charge.

Math Lab

The Math Lab is a resource which provides math tutoring for any undergraduate student. It is located in the basement of the Sid Richardson Science Center.

Writing Center

The Hardin-Simmons Writing Center (WC) is a student-centered resource that offers free and individualized assistance with writing to all disciplines.  The WC accepts walk-ins and/or appointments. Students can expect to be greeted by a friendly staff of tutors.  The sessions involve working with a WC student tutor to first define goals, such as ideas on how to get started on an assignment OR clarification / organization of ideas OR improvement of grammatical skills OR proper citation of sources. A healthy part of the writing process for all good writers is the step of gaining expert feedback. Students who come to the WC engage in an active partnership in the consultation and revision process, thus gaining the chance to take ownership in the educational experience. The ultimate goal of the WC is to help students gain maturity and confidence in their ever-growing writing skills.

Students should not expect a proofreading service.  Although the WC does not offer quick fixes, the tutors do teach others how to proofread their own work.  The tutors extend guidance and email professors a brief summary of the conference.  A student should come in the WC with an open mind and a willingness to challenge oneself as a writer.

J. Wesson-Martin, PhD, Director of HSU Writing Center
Abilene Hall 313
Phone: 325-670-1483
E-mail: wcenter@hsutx.edu

Writing Center Hours: Spring 2019
(Open in Richardson Library Only)

Mondays – Thursdays 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Fridays 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Saturdays CLOSED
Sundays 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Language Lab

Through a generous donation from the Haggerton estate, the Department of Literature and Languages offers foreign language students the many features of its state-of-the-art multimedia language facility. The Language Lab is located on the second floor of Abilene Hall.