The Center for Academic Success has the resources you need to help you get the most out of your classes and your time at AIC. Learn from your peers through our tutoring program, get weekly course-specific assistance, or discover the secrets to becoming a better writer at our Writing Center.
Our tutoring program is made up of your peers who have been specially trained as tutors and received an “A” or “A-” in the class they are tutoring. One-on-one and group tutoring sessions are available.
Smarthinking.com is an online tutoring service that we use to supplement our own tutoring program. Live chat with certified, professionally trained tutors 24/7 for help with most core courses and access study resources, writing manuals, sample problems and study skills information. You can even send the tutors a paper for their feedback.
To access smarthinking.com, click on “log in” and input the following:
Username: AICstudentID (AIC + your school id number)
Password: PASSAICWORD (change this to anything you want once you’re logged in)
Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a series of weekly study sessions for a particular course led by an SI leader. Our leaders are students who have previously taken the course and excelled at it. They will attend the class again and will then help you review the materials, organize notes, discuss difficult concepts, and prepare for tests. Research shows that our students who attend SI at least once a week perform better in class and improve their overall grade.
At the writing center, you can work one-on-one or in small groups to improve your grammar, brainstorm, create an outline, get a refresher on APA and MLS styles, develop your thesis, study the mechanics of writing and much more.
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