MSU Billings Catalog

Academic Support Center

University Campus (406) 657-1641

City College (406) 247-3022

www.msubillings.edu/asc

The Academic Support Center provides services to support the academic success of students of MSU Billings and City College through developmental level math, reading, and English courses; Learning Labs; tutorial assistance; and workshops.

Special educational delivery requirements that need to be addressed by persons with disabilities should be directed to Disability Support Services.

College Success Strategies

A&SC 101 orients students to the expectations of college-level study and provides basic strategies for success as a student.

Learning Labs

A Learning Lab for students is available on the first floor of the Student Union Building on the University campus and in the Learning Commons of the Tech Building at City College.  The Learning Labs provide tutoring space, study group tables, and computers for students’ school-related assignments.

Tutoring

The Academic Support Center offers tutoring in math, writing, reading, and other general education subjects in the Learning Labs at both campuses, as well as program-specific tutoring at City College.  Tutors are available to assist students but are not meant to replace classroom instruction.  The Learning Lab tutors include instructors, professional tutors, and student tutors who have majors in a variety of disciplines.

Writing Tutors

Academic Support Center tutors provide tutorial assistance for writing assignments in all undergraduate classes.  Tutors help students at any stage of the writing process, but will not proofread, edit, or write work for the students.  Tutors will help students master grammar and mechanics, research-writing formats and procedures, and many other writing skills.  Handouts and other reference materials are available at no charge.  Graduate students should make an appointment to be seen in person.

Math Tutors

Academic Support Center tutors provide tutorial assistance for students taking any developmental or general education math or statistics course, as well as some specific higher level courses.  Tutors will help students understand mathematical concepts and assist with homework problems, but will not help with quizzes or tests.

Specialty Tutors

Based on student need, tutoring in other subjects is available in the Learning Labs.  Program-specific tutoring, such as in anatomy, automotive services, and computer applications, is available in the Learning Lab at City College.

Online Tutoring

Online writing tutoring is available for students through the Academic Support Center.  Undergraduate students can submit papers on the web at www.msubillings.edu/asc and a writing tutor will review the paper, add comments, and return the paper.  No online submissions are accepted for graduate-level papers, appointments only.

Workshops

The Academic Support Center provides workshops on specific topics, such as APA writing style and graphing calculators.  Workshops are based on student need and vary from semester to semester.