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The Academic Success Center (ASC) provides course tutoring and a variety of group study sessions. All ASC programs and services are free of charge.


Tutor Request Applications for Fall 2016 tutoring assistance will be accepted starting Wednesday, September 7, 2016 and taken until Wednesday, November 23, 2016.

The ASC provides individual or small group peer tutoring in most 100- and 200-level courses, as well as select 300- and 400-level courses, on either a long-term or short-term basis. Click here for a general list of courses tutored this semester.

To request a tutor, a student should complete an Application for Tutoring Assistance and return it to the ASC. Students should allow a minimum of two business days for their application to be processed. Once a tutor is assigned, the tutor and student meet on a weekly or bi-weekly basis to:

Examine Student Learning Strategies
Review Information from Class
Discuss Content of Reading Assignments
Work Through Examples of Homework Problems

Tutors are generally upper-class students with outstanding academic records and faculty recommendations. They are trained in tutoring techniques and work with continuous supervision by the professional staff.

Click here to access the Application for Tutoring Assistance.
*Some browsers do not support the fillable application form. If this is the case for you please right click on the application once you open it and save it to your computer. This should then allow you to type in the application. Otherwise you can print the application and fill it out by hand. We also have hard copies of the form in our office that can be picked up during business hours.


Items below in italics have NOT been updated yet for Fall 2016.

English/Writing Support
The Klooster Center for Excellence in Writing helps everyone on campus to become a better writer and a more effective researcher. They offer individualized appointments with a writing consultant.

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays from 10:00AM-11:00PM
Fridays from 10:00AM-2:00PM
Saturdays by Special Arrangement
Sundays from Noon-11:00PM

Library Research Consultations (all subjects)
Monday-Friday, Sundays - Van Wylen Library Research Help Desk
By Appointment: http://www.hope.edu/library/help-services/ask-librarian/schedule-research-consultation.html Research/Instruction Librarians

Accounting Help Sessions
Tuesdays & Thursdays from 7:00-8:30PM in VanZoeren Hall 297
For Acct 221 (Financial) & Acct 222 (Managerial)
Run by Senior Accounting Majors
Sponsored by Department of Economics and Business

ART - Studio Courses
Pre-Midterms/365 Critique: Tuesday, October 4th from 8:30-9:30
Pre-Jr. Reviews: Tuesday, November 1 from 8:30-9:30
Pre-Juried Show:Sunday, November 20 from 8:00-9:00
Pre-Finals: Tuesday, December 6 from 8:30-9:30
All meetings will be held in De Pree 131, the Drawing Studio
Hosted by Lisa Walcott, Art & Art Studio History Studio Technician

BIOL 103 - Intro to Cell Biology & Genetics Study Sessions
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays from 7:00-9:00PM in SciCtr 1135
Sponsored by the Biology 103 Learning Assistants

BIOL 107 - Intro to Biology I Lab
Biol 107 TA-led Help Sessions
Sunday evenings from 6-8pm in SciCtr 2040

BIOL 107 - Intro to Biology I Discussion
Biol 107 Required Discussion Sessions (Students should attend one per week)
Thursdays from 8-9pm in VWF 102 OR
Fridays from 2-3pm in VWF 102
Hosted by Dr. Muilenburg

BIOL 221 - Human Physiology
Students are asked to contact Professor Vollbrecht or the class TA's, Kimberly Hodgson and Santiago Rios for extra help. 
Professor Vollbrecht generally holds two review sessions during the week prior to an exam. He runs one of the sessions while the other will be run by the TA's.

CHEM 125 - General Chemistry I 
Student-led Homework/SmartWork Help:
 9-10:30 p.m. - SciCtr 3101 (CSM computer lab)
Wednesdays 9-10:30 p.m. -SciCtr 3101 (CSM computer lab)
Faculty-led Discussion Sessions:
s  4-4:50 p.m. - SciCtr 1118 (Prof. Schorb)
Tuesdays 8:30-9:20a.m. - SciCtr 1118 (Prof. Stewart)
Tuesdays 5-5:50p.m. - SciCtr 1118 (Prof. Pyper)

CHEM 221 (Organic Chemistry I) Help Sessions
Thursdays from 6:30-9:30PM in SCICTR 3130
Led by upper-level Chemistry students
Sponsored by the ASC & Chemistry Department

CSCI 140 (Business Computing) Help Session
Sundays 6-8p.m. in VZN 152
Select Tuesdays 7-9p.m. (9/6, 10/25, 11/15, 12/6) in VZN 152
Led by Evan Altman

CSCI 160 - Scientific Computer Programming
Mondays and Wednesdays, 6-8:00 p.m.  VZN 152  Help Sessions

Computer Science Help Center (CSCI 112, CSCI 225, CSCI 245 & CSCI 255)
Sundays from 6:00-8:00PM in VWF 115
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays from 7:00-9:00PM in VWF 115
Sponsored by the Computer Science Department

Education 225 (The Exceptional Child) Help Sessions
Tuesdays from 11-11:50AM in VZN 247
Drop-in help with Prof. Cherup

PRE Exam Study Sessions
Math Study Session: Starting October 16th on Sundays from 6:00-7:30pm in VZN 276
Questions can be addresses to heidi.schaetzl@hope.edu or elizabeth.orians@hope.edu

Writing Study Sessions: Starting in October on Wednesdays from 8:15-9:30pm in VZN 247
Questions can be addresses to nicole.mirabile@hope.edu, elizabeth.verhage@hope.edu or adam.nottoli@hope.edu

ENGS 100 (Introduction to Engineering) Help Sessions
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Sundays from 7:00-9:00PM in VZN 134
Led by Upperclassmen Engineering Students

ENGS 220 (Statics) Help Sessions
Mondays & Thursdays from 7:00-9:00PM in VZN 134
Led by Brooke Draggoo (Mon) & Tiffany Oaken (Thurs)

ENGS 220/ENGS 344 (Statics and Mechanical Vibrations) Help Sessions
Wednesdays  3:00-4:00 p.m.in VWF 238
Hosted by Professor Smith

ENGS 240 (Electric Circuits II) Help Sessions
Tuesdays from 7:00-9:00PM in VZN 134
Led by John Dood

ENGS 340 (Applied Thermodynamics) Help Session
Mondays & Wednesdays from 7:00-9:00PM in VZN 134
Led by Baylie Mooney (Mon) & Sean Gitter (Wed)

GEMS 100 (Understanding Our Quant World) Help Session
Tuesdays 7:00-8:30PM in the SCICTR 1014

GEMS 161 (Biotechnology and You) Help Session
Mondays 5:00-6:00PM in the SCICTR 3130
Office hours Friday 1:00-3:00pm in 3013 (walk inside the lab)
Sponsored by M. Burnatowska-Hledin

MATH LAB - for students in any mathematics or quantitative course
Sundays from 6:00-8:00PM in SCICTR 1118
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays from 7:30-9:30PM in SCICTR 1118
Led by upper-level Math students
Sponsored by the Academic Success Center

MATH 210 (Introductory Statistics) Help Sessions
Sundays from 6:30-8:00PM in SCICTR 3031
Led by upper-level Math students
Sponsored by the Academic Success Center

Physics Lecture Homework Help Sessions (for Phys 105, Phys 121 and Phys 122)
Sundays from 2:00-4:00pm in VZN B24
Thursdays from 7:00-9:00pm in VZN 152

Physics Open Lab Help Sessions (for Phys 141 and Phys 142)
Mondays from 7:00-9:00pm in VZN B24