A suite of services known as the Academic Plaza resides on the second floor of the Central Library. Ranging from tutoring to peer mentorship, money management to a place to hang out and buy snacks, the Academic Plaza will serve you well during your time at UTA.
Current Services and Partners Include:
The I.D.E.A.S. Center provides academic support for students in transition (transfers, sophomores, veterans, and first generation college students). We are located in the Academic Plaza on the west side of the 2nd floor of the Central Library. Students are able to walk-in to receive Peer-to-Peer Mentoring and FREE Peer-to-Peer Tutoring. We have day, evening, and weekend hours; however, the space will be available for students to study individually and in groups during the Central Library’s regular hours. Please reference the Academic Plaza Calendar or the UTA Calendar of Events for our current schedule. For any questions about the I.D.E.A.S. Center, visit us online.
University Tutoring and Supplemental Instruction
UTSI provides one-on-one, as well as group-based supplemental learning.
Tutors are undergraduate or graduate students who have been recommended by professors, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and received an A or B in the subject they tutor. They must complete at least 10 hours of training before working with students and attend additional training sessions each semester.
Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a series of peer-assisted weekly study sessions designed to help students succeed in traditionally difficult courses. SI sessions are regularly scheduled sessions in which students compare notes, discuss readings and course lectures, and work together to master the course material. Tutoring appointments can be made online after first registering in-person with UTSI in Ransom Hall room 205. View the Supplemental Instruction schedule.
University Advising Center
The University Advising Center (UAC) provides transitional support and assistance for all freshman and undeclared students. At the heart of the UAC is our team of experienced and professional advisers who are here to provide academic and career advising in a comfortable and cooperative setting.
Walk-in advising is available in the Central Library room 212 on Tuesday evenings from 4pm – 6pm during the Fall and Spring semesters.
Research Coaches are UTA students specially trained to offer peer-to-peer help for students seeking individualized assistance with their research and course assignments. Research Coaches help frame research questions, develop search strategies, understand citation styles, and select and evaluate relevant resources. Contact Diane Shepelwich, email@example.com, with questions.
The Writing Center, a division of the Department of English, is located on the 4th floor of the Central Library and offers a welcoming and supportive environment for students who seek assistance on a wide variety of writing assignments and needs. Writing Center staff encourages and motivates student writers of all levels, and provides clients with the highest quality assistance available.
College of Business
Faculty Office Hours
Faculty are welcome to use the Central Library to hold office hours. Central Library room 212 is open for use based on availability. If you are interested in holding office hours in room 212, contact Gretchen Trkay, firstname.lastname@example.org.