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If you are off campus and have a question, you can email us at: ACEtutoring@vinu.edu  An ACE staff member will assist you during posted hours.

Coaches are available during posted hours. You can request an appointment with a coach by filling out and emailing this form: ACE Coaching Request Form

To have a paper reviewed (not edited) via email, fill out and email this form along with your paper: ACE Assignment Review Request Form

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

Peer Coaches

Hello, I'm Danielle I'm a friendly happy go-lucky girl. I have 3 beautiful children at home - Aleck, Andrew, and Kali Jo, who goes by the name "Jo-Jo". I live in a small rural town by the Ohio river. During my free time, I enjoy boating, skiing, and watching my children play sports. I will be starting the Nursing program this fall. I am more than happy to help you with your Anatomy and Physiology needs during my scheduled tutoring time.

ACE Supports Your Academic Success!

Get  FREE help with your studies by meeting with an Academic Coach. Drop in or make an appointment (812-481-5914 or ACEtutoring@vinu.edu) during Scheduled Hours.

Professional Coaches

Gaylene spent her teaching career working in four states with students ranging in age from preschool to adult. Though retired, she fills her time with a multitude of volunteer opportunities, traveling, tennis, pickle ball, volleyball, eating chocolate, and, of course, being a part of ACE. 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 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. She can help you with English and Study Skills.

Maryla has been a VUJ Academic Coach 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, Quantitative Reasoning, and most of whatever else comes up. "Keep smiling! It makes people wonder what you've been up to."

 

Derry has been a teacher for 25 plus years. She has taught K through college in three different states. Her degrees include a Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development and a Multi-Subject Teaching Credential. At VUJ, you can find Derry either working as a part-time lab assistant for the science department, teaching Medical Terminology and Study Skills, or coaching in the Academic Center for Excellence. She can help you with Anatomy and Physiology I and II, Medical Terminology, and Microbiology. Her greatest joy is being able to help students, and see them grow and excel in their scholastic endeavors.

Accuplacer NextGen Practice

Study Guide, Accuplacer Next Gen Prep Test

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

OneVU, Library Tutorials (Create LIsts and CItations in WorldCat, Using EbscHost, Using Opposing VIewpoints, and more), Research LInks (Guides by Academic College, Find Articles, Find Books & e-Books, Databases 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)

MLA & APA Templates

MLA TemplateAPA Template

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

TedEd Interactive Periodic TableTedEd Math IRLVirtual Nerd Mobile Math, StudyBlue (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 Expeditions (see the world).

Web Sites by Subject

AccountingAnatomy & PhysiologyBiologyChemistryEarth ScienceEconomicsESL,  Fundamentals of NursingGrammar & WritingMath, Medical Terms & CalculationsMicrobiologyPsychology,  Research & DocumentationSpeech & PresentationStatisticsStudy Skills

 GrammarCheck.net where you can "check your text with no registration"

The 10-Step Guide to Proofreading Essays Quickly, Transitions words & Phrases, 14 Worn-Out Words & What You Can Use Instead12 Common Writing Mistakes, 11 Boring Phrases & What to Use Instead, and much more