Your path to graduation will include hard work, enriching experiences and academic challenges that test and inspire you. To help you stay on top of your studies, St. Edward’s offers a range of support — from tutoring on class concepts to methods for organizing priorities and managing your time.
Your personal success coach is your primary support for navigating your college career. They’ll connect you to all of the resources, opportunities and people that help you realize your goals, including the following support services for being successful in your classes.
Online Tutoring is available through TutorMe for Fall 2020 courses. Students can access TutorMe 24/7 through the TutorMe Canvas course page. Tutoring is free for all students on a limited basis. To get started, visit the Tutoring task center on myHilltop to complete the request form and see the How-To Video. Contact Academic Support Programs at 512-448-8660 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Supplemental Instruction (SI) provides free virtual review sessions for some of the most challenging courses. SI sessions are led by student leaders who did well in the course and are recommended by faculty. The weekly sessions are interactive and focus on the main concepts of the class. Data shows that students who attend SI regularly earn better grades! Offered fall and spring.
Sometimes you need help arranging your life, organizing your course information or planning your coursework in a useful way. Make an appointment with your success coach to get help with these study strategies:
As experts in your major, your faculty advisor and other professors want to get to know you and are ideal guides and mentors during your time in college. Be sure to connect with them.
All faculty members have office hours, so if you have questions or concerns about a course you’re taking, don’t hesitate to stop by for a visit. Many faculty members are willing to meet by appointment as well.
Like your success coach, your faculty advisor can talk with you about careers in your field, research opportunities, internships and graduate school. They can also write letters of recommendation for internships, jobs and advanced studies you want to pursue.
International students can often face a considerable challenge studying in a foreign academic environment. St. Edward's offers multiple programs that provides guidance and support tailored to international students.
If you need support with academic English, you can receive help by meeting with an academic mentor. Academic mentor support is a free service for international students. Here are ways these mentors will work with you:
Contact the International Student Services director for a one-on-one meeting to discuss your current educational struggle(s). Please email, call 512-492-3118, or stop by Moody Hall 102.
If you have five minutes, you could use the ASP Reads YouTube channel to watch a video that will teach you how to survive college reading and learn new skills.
Look into these additional support services for international students:
Check out the following handouts to help with all of your reading assignments:
When it comes to college classes, it's all on you. See one senior student’s advice on how to best prepare so that you can succeed in your college classes.
Our team of success coaches are committed to helping every student benefit from all St. Edward’s offers. They welcome hearing from you. You can contact your success coach by phone or email, or schedule a face-to-face meeting.