Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) 

Are you  a Smarty Pants or a Brainiac? Visit ACE and solve the weekly Brainteaser. Get your ACE card from any Academic Coach. Earn a star for each correct answer. 3 stars shows your a Smarty Pants. 12 Stars and your a Brainiac!!!

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

Tutors are available during posted hours. You can request an appointment with a tutor by filling out and emailing this form:
ACE Tutoring 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 questions via email, contact us at:
asctutoring@vinu.edu 

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

It is well to remind ourselves that anxiety signifies a conflict, and
so long as a conflict is going on, 
a constructive solution is possible.
 – Rollo May

 

student working with a tutor

ACE Academic Coaches offer free tutoring with both peer (student) and professional (degree) tutors. The schedule changes each semester and is posted outside the center and around campus. Use the 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 Assignment Review by E-mail 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 Room 116 of the Academic Center for Excellence in the Habig building.

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

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

 

The 10-Step Guide to Proofreading Essays Quickly

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

 

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)

 

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 Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) 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 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

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.

 

MarylaMaryla 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, Quantitative Reasoning, and most of whatever else comes up. "Keep smiling! It makes people wonder what you've been up to."

 

Derry

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.

 

Peer Tutors