Clay N. Hixson Student Success Center

Study Resources

Additional Study Resources

Tutoring and Class+ are available in the Library. 

More information about tutoring and class+ in Volpe Library

FREE peer tutoring is designed to help engineering students who are having difficulties in a course because of a particularly challenging subject matter, gaps in their preparation, loss of time due to illness, or other factors. We use undergraduate peer tutors who have performed well in specific courses and have been trained in tutoring policies and techniques.



Peer tutoring is available to all engineering undergraduates during the fall and spring semesters in a limited amount of courses and times. Tutoring sessions are held in Clement Hall 208 on a walk-in basis.


Spring 2019 Semester Tutoring

Blake Eddy

  • Monday 12-1 PM
  • Tuesday 11 AM-1 PM
  • Wednesday 12-1 PM
  • Thursday 11 AM-1 PM
  • Friday 12-1 PM

CSC2310 - Object-Oriented Programming

CSC1310 - Data Structures and Algorithms

CSC1300 - Intro to programming/problem solving

CSC2700 - Discrete Structures

CSC2400 - Design of Algorithms

CSC3300 - Database Management systems 

CHEM1110 - General Chemistry 1

CHEM1120 - General Chemistry 2


Cayleigh York

  • Monday 9-11 AM; 2:30-3:30 PM
  • Wednesday 9-11 AM; 2:30-3:30 PM

ECE 3270 - Programmable Logic Controller Lab

MET 3000 - Principles of Metal Casting

MET 3150 - Maintenance Technology

MET 3200 - Applied Electronics and Electricity

MET 3260 - Industrial Electronics

MET 3403 - Applied Machine Elements

ME 3010 - Materials and Processing in Manufacturing 

MET 3700 - Manufacturing Cost Estimating

MET 3710 - Methods Design and Work Management 

MET 4210 - Programmable Logic Controllers and Process Control

MET 4650 - Lean Six Sigma Manufacturing




Supplemental Instruction is an academic assistance program that utilizes peer-assisted study sessions. Sessions are regularly scheduled, informal review sessions in which students compare notes, discuss readings, develop organizational tools, and predict test items. Students learn how to integrate course content and study skills while working together. The sessions are facilitated by “SI leaders”, students who have previously done well in the course and who attend all class lectures, take notes, and act as model students.

SI is a “free service” offered to all students in a targeted course. The SI program targets high-risk courses. All students are encouraged to attend SI sessions, as it is a voluntary program. Students with varying levels of academic preparedness and diverse ethnicities can participate.

National data shows that on average students who attend the SI model we use receive half to a full letter grade higher than those who do not attend.



Spring 2019 Supplemental Instruction 

ENGR 1120:  Programming for Engineers, Section 1: Jason Neal


ENGR 1120:  Programming for Engineers, Section 112: Lela Manis


ENGR 1120:  Programming for Engineers, Section 21:  Serena Labelle


CSC 1300:  Intro/Problem Solving—Computer Programming, Section 1: Misty Thomason


CSC 1300:   Intro/Problem Solving—Computer Programming, Section 3: Anthony Palmer


CSC 1310:   Data Structures and Algorithms, Section 3: Christopher Breeden

For more information contact Dr. Elizabeth Powell at 931-372-3540 or email her at this link Dr. Powell.

** The Clay N. Hixson Student Success Center follows the model developed by the University of Missouri-Kansas City and it is administered by UMKC trained supervisors.