Academic Center for Excellence

Tutoring Hours

Fall 2018 Tutoring Hours

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You can email the Academic Support Center tutoring staff with tutoring questions! If you are off campus and have a question, you can email asctutoring@vinu.edu and a tutoring staff member will assist you. ACE

Contact Us

Tutors are available during posted hours. You can request an appointment with a tutor by filling out and emailing this form:
ASC Tutoring Request Form

To have a paper reviewed (not edited) via email, fill out and email this form along with your paper:
ASC Online Tutoring Request Form

For questions via email, contact us at:
asctutoring@vinu.edu 

For make-up testing appointments call: 812-481-5914

A note from the ACE

Positive Habits Create Success one day at a time.

Remember what you HAVE, not what you don’t have. – use the tools you were given to accomplish something worthwhile, or to help someone less fortunate.

Prepare for your day the night before. – Make a list of things you need to do the following day.  This may help you worry less and sleep better.

Train your mind/body to be strong, flexible, and resilient. – Learn to delay gratification and gracefully accept when things don’t go your way.

Maintain a positive attitude. – Watch out for negative thinking and use coping strategies, like taking a break, doing something enjoyable, taking a nap, talking to a friend, etc., to get back on the positive track.

Set up and stick to a routine. – Maintaining good habits, such as getting enough sleep, regular exercise, and good nutrition, can make you feel better and may also help you feel you are in control of your life.

Drop your resentments. – Resentments take up too much valuable space/time, and dropping them will make you feel lighter.  Avoid unkind words and deeds.

Get to know and love yourself. – Never compromise your personal values and always strive to be your best self.

Enjoy a part of everyday. – Look for those bright moments that happen daily.  Make wonderful memories.

 

 

 

Come sit with a tutor today, and plan for a better future tomorrow

student working with a tutor

The Academic Support Center offers tutoring with both peer (student) and professional (degree) tutors. The ASC is a free resource for all VUJ students. The schedule changes each semester and is posted outside the center and around campus. Use the ASC Appointment Request Form to meet with a tutor. Email questions to Ask a Tutor at ASCTutoring@vinu.edu. To submit a paper for review (not editing) use the ASC Online Tutoring Request Form. To make an appointment for a make-up test or for questions, call 812‑481‑5914.

Our computers are available for research, printing, or homework help. Some computers have software programs to practice math, grammar, and office skills. PDFs of web resources by subject as well as MLA and APA templates can be copied for use on students' computers.

Students can borrow Math CDs or can watch videos on a variety of topics, such as note taking, study skills, test anxiety, and more in the lab. Copies of the APA and MLA style books are available for use in the center. VIsit us in JCCB, Room 136 and in CTIM, Room 140.

 

Angie Valuch ~ Academic Support Center Director
Vincennes University Jasper ~ 812‑481‑5914
avaluch@vinu.edu

Academic Resources

Apps most are both IOS and Android as well as a web page

TedEd Interactive Periodic TableTedEd Math IRLVirtual Nerd Mobile MathStudyBlue (online flashcards), Kahoots (create,play, and share learning games), TedEd How We/You ThinkExplain Everything (collabrative whiteboard), Padlet (online collaboration), Flipgrid (Video Discussion Platform), Google Epeditions (see the world), 

 

Web Sites by Subject

AccountingAnatomy & PhysiologyBiologyChemistryEarth ScienceEconomicsESL
Fundamentals of NursingGrammar & WritingMathMicrobiologyPsychology
Research & DocumentationSpeech & PresentationStatisticsStudy Skills

 

MLA & APA Templates

MLA TemplateAPA Template

 

Accuplacer Practice

Practice Problems for Accuplacer RetestPractice Problems Odd SolutionsPractice TestRetest Review Content

 

VU Jasper Library

Books, eBooks, Research Assistance, Computers, Group Study Room, WiFi access, USB charging areas, Copy Machine, Scanner, Printer, Coffeology, Collaborative Learning Workstation, Library Lounge

 

VU Shake Library

OneVULibrary Tutorials (Create LIsts and CItations in WorldCat, Using EbscHostUsing Opposing VIewpoints, and more), Research LInks (Guides by Academic College, Find ArticlesFind Books & e-BooksDatabases A to Z, and more), Library Information Sources (scroll down to citation guides for AMA, APA, MLA, formatting guides for Google Docs, Microsoft Word, and Open Office, and more)

 

Meet Our Tutors

Professional Tutors

Angie

Angie has worked in education for most of her not so young life. She has worked her way through community college attending here at VUJ. Pushing onward, she completed two bachelor's degrees at Oakland City University, and a Master's Degree from the University of Evansville. As you can tell, she loves acedemia and it made perfect sense to work in the higher education field. You can find her in the ASC if you need assistance with Study Skills, Computers, Communication, testing, advising, are a student in her classes, and pretty much anything that you have questions about.

 

Gaylene

Gaylene spent her teaching career working in four states with students ranging in age from pre-school to adult. Though retired, she fills her time with a multitude of volunteer opportunities, traveling, tennis, pickleball, volleyball, hiking, eating chocolate, and, of course,  being a part of the ASC. She enjoys working with the students at VUJ in Math, English, and Study Skills. Her hope is to help them develop skills that will be valuable not only in their coursework, but also in their lifelong learning journey. If she could have one superpower, it would be time-travel because, "Just think how many more interesting places there are to see! And, how cool would it be to witness historical events as they happen!"

 

Marilyn

Marilyn played Division I basketball while she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Biology at the University of Louisville. She also holds a Master's Degree from Western Kentucky University. She has worked in the public sector as well as in education throughout her career. Her teaching career includes stints at public and private schools in three different states. Marilyn enjoys spending her free time with her family and friends, walking  her energetic beagle dogs, and experiencing nature.

 

 

Maryla

Maryla has been a VUJ tutor for over 20 years, and has used computers since before there were PCs. Coming from the East Coast, she appreciates Southern Indiana's mild climate and friendly people. As a sculptor and jewelry artist, she is a creative problem solver. She can help you with Accounting, Business Math, Computers, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Programming, Web Page Design, and most of whatever else comes up. "Keep smiling! It makes people wonder what you've been up to."

 

Brock

 

Brock comes to VUJ with a background in Biology education. A Science teacher at Forest Park Jr./Sr. High School, he enjoys working with students in a wide range of Scientific fields. Free time is taken up by biking, rock climbing, reading, spending time with friends and family, and geeking out over the newest Marvel Movies. Brock is looking forward to helping those with questions in the Sciences and is happy to join the staff of the Academic Support Center.

 

 

 

Peer Tutors
Austin
Selena, is a first year college student born and raised in the cornfields of Indiana. She spent the last year working at a horse barn in Upstate New York. She came back to Indiana to attend college and continue her education. She plans to transfer to Purdue University in the fall to pursue the career of Veterinary Technician. She is available in the ASC for help in Chemistry, Psychology, Speech, and Math. In her free time Selena enjoys traveling, exploring, and adventuring. Her goal is to travel to all 50 states before she turns 25. Only 23 more to go!