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Center for Student Success

 

The Center for Student Success is here to guide all undergraduates through their journey at UHV. 

Below are a few of the services we offer:

  • Academic Advising for students under 45 hours
  • Peer Tutoring and Tutoring resources
  • Supplemental Instruction
  • Writing assistance and Writing resources
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Various Workshops to enhance student skills

 

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UHV West Building, Suite 104
Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

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Phone: (361) 570-4288

Academic Advising

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We are here to assist incoming freshmen students and returning students with less than 45 credit hours. 

What we do for students

  • Provide academic advising & registration
  • Provide degree planning
  • Provide TSI assistance & information
  • Improve effectiveness in and out of the classroom
  • Connect students with the campus community
  • Create balance and develop stress management
  • Boost self-confidence and develop goals for the future

Our goal is to help students acquire the skills and confidence necessary to succeed by providing support and connecting them to resources.

Our Team

Although upper-division advisors reside in their academic colleges, they work closely with the Center for Student Success through the Advising Council.

 

Peer Tutoring

The Center offers a free peer tutoring program for a wide variety of subjects. Though the exact list depends on tutor availability, generally the Center offers tutoring in math, history, science, and computer science. Please visit the Student Success Center (SCC) for a current schedule. Most peer tutoring occurs on a drop-in basis with no appointment necessary, but feel free to schedule an appointment with Penji!

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Courses We Tutor (subject to change):

ACCT 2301: Principles of Financial Accounting
ACCT2302: Principles of Managerial Accounting
BIOL 1306: Biology I for Science Majors
BIOL 1307: Biology II for Science Majors
BUSI 3303: Business Statistics
CHEM 1311: General Inorganic Chemistry I
CHEM 1312: General Inorganic Chemistry II
CHEM 2323: Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 2325 Organic Chemistry II
COSC 1301: Technology & Problem Solving
COSC 1336: Programming Fundamentals I
COSC 1337: Programming Fundamentals II
HIST 1301: U.S. History I
HIST 1302: U.S. History II
MATH 1314: College Algebra
MATH 1324: Finite Math
MATH 1325: Business Calculus
MATH 2312: Pre-Calculus
MATH 2413: Calculus I
MATH 3318: Concepts in Math I
MATH 3391: Probability & Statistics
MATH 3395: Statistics for Social Sciences
PHIL 1301: Intro to Western Philosophy
PHYS 1301: College Physics I Mechanics
PSCI 2305: U.S. Government
PSCI 2306: TX State & Local Government
SPAN 1301: Elementary Spanish I
SPAN 1302: Elementary Spanish II
SPAN 2301: Intermediate Spanish I
SPAN 2302: Intermediate Spanish II

Writing Center

The Center provides free writing assistance and writing resources to University of Houston-Victoria students in Victoria and Katy. Face-to-face or online, the Center staff review class papers for students. 

During sessions with writing consultants, individuals may discuss a paper or document in progress. Trained tutors review these documents, discuss techniques for analyzing and revising assignments, and assist students to devise solutions to writing problems. Writing consultants also provide a similar service online. UHV students may make an appointment for face-to-face tutoring through Penji. 

To email documentation to a writing consultant, please use the Submit an Assignment for Review to tutor@uhv.edu. We will review the document and offer comments and suggestions.

Note: There is a 3-5 business day grace period on returning the documents for review. Please be aware that we will need written permission from an instructor before we can review essay exams. 

Additional Services

Peer Mentoring

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Our Peer Mentors are here to help you!

 

Supplemental Instruction

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Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a program that offers weekly review sessions for certain core classes that freshmen often find challenging. SI is offered through the SSC in collaboration with key faculty members. In SI, a tutor “takes” a course he or she has already passed with an A or B and creates review sessions based on course content.

Workshops

The Center offers various workshops in a presentation-style format every semester to enhance student note-taking, reading, studying, and exam-taking skills.

 

​​​​​​​Examples include:
  • Canvas Basics
  • Understanding the Syllabus
  • Finding Balance
  • Readjusting to in-person learning
  • Goal Setting
  • Procrastination
  • Notetaking
  • Effective Communication
  • Exploring your goals
  • Learning Style
  • Final Exam Study Tips