Student Success Center

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West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Student Success Center offers a variety of academic services, including free tutorial assistance. Students who need assistance with a particularly challenging course, reading support, or study tips can benefit from a visit to the Student Success Center. The center offers peer, faculty, and volunteer tutors. Whether it’s tutoring, computer-assisted learning, multimedia resources, or online programs, the friendly staff will aid in finding the right support services for you.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Student Success Center is to provide an open facility in which to offer support services and appropriate teaching strategies so that all WVU Parkersburg students can become independent, self-directed learners and successfully complete college-level work.

Philosophy

Tutoring is a supplement to classroom instruction and the learning process. It serves to clarify ideas, theories, and processes. Tutoring gives the students an opportunity to ask questions and express ideas, while they build an organized thinking process for the discipline. A tutor may provide supplemental assistance to the classroom learning by incorporating effective study skills strategies with strong content understanding to build self-directed learners.

  • A good tutor should exhibit the following: sensitivity, good communication, punctuality, preparedness, patience, creativity, and confidence in self and in the student.
  • Tutoring should develop positive attitudes about studying, tutoring, and education. Tutoring should develop lines of communication between the Center’s staff, students, and faculty.

Student Success Center
WVU Parkersburg
Room 0404
304-424-8278

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