Tutoring & Academic Support

Academic Center for Enrichment (ACE)

HSU student speaking to adviserAt HSU, we believe that the work you do in the classroom is only a part of the learning process. Regular class attendance and engagement with lectures, discussions, and readings are a necessary and vital part of what is required for you to achieve academically.

But the process requires more … it requires regular work outside of the classroom. It requires taking ownership in the educational process by becoming an agent of your own learning.

The Academic Center for Enrichment (ACE) offers free-of-charge opportunities for you to work one-on-one with a more academically experienced student to enrich your understanding and application of the concepts you are learning in the classroom. The ACE offers academic support in all areas, including:

  • Business
  • Literature
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Sciences
  • Writing
  • More!

Utilizing the ACE should become a regular academic habit; it should not be viewed as a last minute, night-before-the-test cram session!

Hardin Simmons TutoringThe ACE will also offer monthly workshops on topics such as time management, goal setting, note-taking, study skills, managing stress, and much more!

The Writing Center is now a part of the ACE. It is located adjacent to the ACE on the first floor of the Richardson Library and provides one-on-one support in writing across all disciplines.  The WC accepts walk-ins and/or appointments. Students can expect to be greeted by a friendly staff.  The sessions involve working with a WC Ace 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 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 Aces do teach others how to proofread their own work.  Aces 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.

The Math Lab is now also a part of the ACE and will be in the Richardson Library.

All ACE services are provided to students at no additional cost!

Aces (tutors) and Writing Center Aces are academically experienced students trained to help other students:

  • Identify areas of strength and understanding;
  • Set goals and prioritize academic needs;
  • Clarify and organize ideas;
  • Increase understanding in specific content areas;
  • Develop skills in reading, writing, revision, note-taking, studying, and test-prep;
  • More!

The ACE is located on the first floor of the Richardson Library.

Hours of operation:

  • Sunday 3 p.m.-11 p.m.
  • Monday – Thursday 12 p.m. (noon)-11 p.m.
  • Fridays and Saturdays – By appointment only

Look for the ACE and ACE Writing Center schedule on HSU Central, on bulletin boards around campus, and at the ACE check-in station in the Library. The schedule is subject to change each semester.

For an appointment with an Ace (Tutor) during a time not available here, please visit HSU Central>Tutoring Services.

For additional information or questions, please contact us at tutoring@hsutx.edu or (325) 670-1863.