Academic Skills Center

Academic Skills Center

The Academic Skills Center (ASC) provides a peer tutoring and an academic counseling/support system. It’s also where you’ll find the Office of Disability Services.

The Academic Skills Center is located in Room 234 of the Pontious Learning Resource Center.

Overview of Services

  • One-on-one or small-group tutorial sessions
  • Proofreading and assistance with student papers and projects

Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

Warner University, under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), is committed to providing for the needs of enrolled or admitted students who have documented disabilities. It is the policy of the University to make services available to any student, who, through a recent assessment, can document a disability.

Students who request academic accommodations must register with and provide documentation to the Office of Disability Services located in the Academic Skills Center. To receive accommodations, students must provide each instructor with a copy of the Accommodations Plan prepared by the Coordinator of Disability Services, indicating the need and type of accommodation, no later than the second week of class.

Hours of Operation
 

Tutoring Available Time
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday 9:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Testing Available Time
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday 8:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Special Testing Times Available upon request Contact Robert Harriger at (863) 638-7244

Location
The Academic Skills Center is located in room 234 of the Pontious Learning Resource Center.

ASC Services: Tutoring by Appointment

If you would like one-on-one assistance, come to the Academic Skills Center and ask for an appointment with one of our tutors. Be sure to bring your student ID card. The ASC is located in room 234 of the Pontious Learner Resource Center.The ASC provides tutoring in the following general education courses (based upon the availability of tutors each semester):

  • UNV1000 – University Experience
  • UNV1065 – Critical and Analytical Concepts
  • UNV1165 – Literacy in the 21st Century
  • UNV1265 – Christian Thought
  • BST1010 – Life of Christ
  • BST2010/1020 – Understanding the Old Testament/New Testament
  • ENG1010/1020 – English Composition I and II
  • BSC1010 – General Biology
  • SCI1120 – Chemistry I
  • HIS1011/1030 – Early World History/US History
  • FAS2005 – Music in the Western World
  • PSY2000 – Introduction to Psychology
  • MAT1010/1030 – Intermediate Math/College Math
  • PED1000 – Concepts of Health, Fitness, and Leisure

ASC Services: Biblical Research

We have tutors specifically available to assist you with biblical research and writing an exegesis paper. These tutors are well qualified to assist you with writing your exegesis and understanding your professor’s guidelines. To get started, you must make an appointment.

ASC Services: Drop-In Tutoring

Drop-in tutoring is available if the tutor on schedule has not already accepted an appointment for that timeslot. If the tutor is not currently available, please schedule yourself for the next available slot and have a seat in the ASC until the tutor is able to see you.For all tutoring sessions, you must:

  • Bring Student ID and sign in at the front desk
  • Bring your book and syllabus to the tutoring session
  • Be prepared to actively learn (the tutors will not do the work for you)

ASC Services: Writing Center

You can receive tutoring in reading and writing skills, critical reading, and the writing process. To do so, either schedule a weekly appointment with an English tutor, or use drop-in services if tutors are available.To have your papers reviewed, you’ll need:

  • A typewritten and complete copy of the paper
  • Information for any sources (books, articles, etc.) you’ve used to write the paper

The English tutor will detail any grammatical or technical errors and provide details regarding their correction. He/She will also assist with proper APA / MLA/ Chicago citations, if requested. Your paper will be returned to you at the end of the session. Upon review, the student is then responsible for making specific corrections based on the tutor’s recommendations.

**Tutors are a great help, but they can’t guarantee a particular grade on your paper as a result of using the writing center services.

ASC Services: Paper Review for Online Learners

Students enrolled in online classes can have their papers reviewed in a manner similar to that of students on campus—except through email. English tutors will email feedback regarding any grammatical or technical errors and provide details regarding their correction. He/She will also assist with proper APA / MLA citations, if requested. Upon review, the student is then responsible for making specific corrections based on the tutor’s recommendations.To get help if you’re an online student, email your papers to asc@warner.edu and then contact the ASC by phone at (863) 638-7134 to confirm receipt. You’ll receive feedback within 72 hours of submitting your work to the ASC.