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Kansas Wesleyan University

Kansas Wesleyan’s Student Success Center is located on the first floor of the Memorial Library. The mission of the center is to provide tutoring and other assistance to students to enable them to successfully complete their courses and improve their learning skills, particularly in English/writing skills and math. In addition, the center offers study skills, testing, handouts and Internet resources.

The Success Center will benefit any student who wishes to improve their grades, who needs clarification on information they may have missed in class, who has trouble studying or who gets easily distracted from their academics. Services are provided at no cost to each KWU student and are available on either a walk-in basis or by appointment. The atmosphere is friendly, studious and relaxed.

KWU students on campus

Accessibility at KWU

To ensure any student with a disability can fully participate in their college experience, KWU is committed to providing accommodations.

Frequently Asked Questions – Student Success Center

Where is the Student Success Center?

It is located on the first floor of the Memorial Library to the west.

What are the Student Success Center hours?

Regular open hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Additional hours are posted each semester for evenings usually from 6 to 10 p.m.

Who may receive Student Success Center services?

Any student enrolled in courses at KWU.

Do I need an appointment?

No. Come in whenever you have the time!

How much does tutoring cost?

All tutoring services are free.

Who does the tutoring?

Tutors are employed students who are qualified and trained.

What tutoring is available?

A list of subjects offered for tutoring are listed on the tutoring schedule located on the Student Success Center page on the KWU website and posted outside the Center. Writing skills, time management, study skills, stress management and testing strategies are provided at any time.

Will my professor know that I came?

Yes. When you come into the SSC, you will sign in and list what subject or class you are seeking assistance in. Professors have a positive view of students attending the SSC.

What should I bring with me?

The more you bring with you, the better. If you are coming to discuss a paper, you should bring a hard copy of that paper, the assignment sheet for the paper, and any resources you may have used to write the paper. If you are coming to prepare an assignment or prepare for a test, you should bring your textbook and any notes you have on the course, including power points.

For other questions, please contact J.D. Koons, director of the Al Nelson Student Success Center, at [email protected] or 785-833-4398.

Policies and Procedures


Tracking students: Students will sign in upon entering the SSC.

Referral Forms: Staff and faculty can write a referral for a student who is struggling or at-risk to the SSC for tutoring or assistance. A referral form developed by the Director can be used.


The SSC is committed to ensuring that all information regarding a student is kept confidential as required by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Any information collected is used for the benefit of the student. This information may include grades, attendance and disability information. No one other than the Director of the Student Success Center has access to this information.

Student Expectations

  • To take responsibility for their own learning by seeking help when needed.
  • Treat all SSC furniture and equipment with care and respect.
  • Be pleasant and respectful to staff and tutors.
  • Bring all materials to tutoring session.

Tutor Expectations

  • Successfully complete Tutor Training.
  • Arrive on time and provide assistance in the academic area they are tutoring.

Computer Use

  • Students will comply with KWU computer use policy.
  • No Facebook or other social networking, internet surfing, chatting or skyping or downloading software.

Probation and Provisional Students

  • Probation Students will enroll in INTD 090 Strategies for Success
    1. Meet with Director of Student Success Center three times a semester; appointments will be set that accommodates student.
    2. Work on an Academic Plan to improve academic standing which will include the following:
      1. Meet with instructors and advisor regularly outside of class to discuss standing in class.
      2. Seek assistance from resources available including the Student Success Center.
      3. Have study times outlined and a time management calendar utilized.
      4. Attend class regularly as attendance will be monitored.
      5. Monitor grades and assignments on LMS and report to Director of Student Success.
      6. Limit employment and co-curricular commitments.

Disability Students

  • Students with special needs and disabilities must identify themselves privately to the Provost’s office.
  • Supports and services will be provided in the SSC as needed.

KWU Disability Handbook

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