The Academic Success Center (ASC) will offer tutoring and other forms of academic support both in-person and remotely to ensure we are providing students with the mode of support that best fits their needs. Please visit our TutorTrac page for a list of services offered and the processes to request an appointment.
About the Academic Success Center
At Rider, success is about having the right support.
The Academic Success Center offers Rider University students free programs and services designed intentionally to maximize student involvement in their own learning and development. Our staff of administrators and trained professional and peer tutors, graduate assistants, peer assistants, and student success coaches work collaboratively with students as they discover options for creating academic and personal success.
Mission & Diversity Statement
The Academic Success Center mission is to enhance student learning and development through our programs and staff.
Our goal is to assist Rider University students as they:
- become active, informed, and confident learners
- learn to manage themselves
- accept responsibility for their choices
- make positive contributions to the campus community
The professional and student staff of the Academic Success Center are committed to providing a SafeZone for individuals of all races, ethnicities, abilities, sizes, religions, sexual orientations and gender identities.
Programs and Services
All of the services at the Academic Success Center will be offered both in person and remotely
The Academic Success Center offers free tutoring to all Rider students and is staffed by peer and professional tutors. All tutors are specially trained by ASC staff and other guest trainers from across the campus community. Our comprehensive tutoring services include:
Our Peer Tutors are successful Rider University undergraduate students, recommended by faculty and trained by our professional staff. They provide Peer Assisted Study Sessions -- individual or group tutoring sessions -- free of charge, for most content courses offered at Rider. Students review course content and develop sound study strategies with successful peers who have already mastered the material.
The Student Writing Consultants are undergraduate and graduate students who are specially trained by the Writing Studio Manager before they begin tutoring. Additionally, faculty, staff, and professional tutors provide supplemental training to ensure the Student Writing Consultants effectively assist students with their writing processes. Many of the student consultants have successfully completed a semester-long course, Theories of Writing and Tutoring.
Our Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leaders are peer tutors who collaborate with the course professor and specially trained Academic Success Center staff to assist students in specific courses. SI Leaders attend class and hold multiple review sessions each week. These specially trained tutors guide students as they review course content by utilizing creative, interactive study techniques.
Our Professional Tutors have advanced degrees and are available to work with students individually to improve their reading, writing, or study strategies, time management, organizational strategies, and English as a Second Language skills.
Academic Probation Supports
REACH: Raising Expectations for Academic Change
Students on conditional academic standing are encouraged to participate in this Academic Success Center program designed to help them REACH their academic goals by providing them with the tools and strategies needed to succeed in their studies.
Connect with Us
The Academic Success Center offices are located in the Bart Luedeke Center, Suite 237. Additionally, tutoring is provided in select residence halls, other satellite locations on campus, and remotely through Zoom and Google Meet. For more information about these Academic Success Center programs, please email us at [email protected].