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Academic Support Center

The Academic Support Center (ASC) is a nationally certified peer tutoring center offering undergraduate Assumption students one-on-one and group tutoring included in tuition.

Adjusting from High School to University; Building Study Skills

The ASC is certified by the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) and is an active member of the New England Peer Tutor Association (NEPTA).

For Tutoring Appointments use this link to schedule online:

The Academic Support Center Mission Statement:

The Academic Support Center, located on the 2nd floor of the d’Alzon Library, is committed to assisting students to reach their academic potential. The ASC is designed to enrich the academic and learning skills of Assumption University students through the utilization of on-ground peer tutors and professional staff, and e-tutoring.

Tutoring is available in:

  • General Writing
  • Mathematics
  • Accounting/Economics/Finance
  • Computer Science
  • French/Spanish/Italian
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Political Science
  • Sociology/Criminology
  • Theology

Writing Conferences are available in:

  • Pre-writing/Invention
  • Organization of ideas
  • Paragraph development
  • Style/editing/proof-reading
  • Citation format (MLA, APA)

For tutoring appointments, please call 508-767-7071.

Academic Support Center Staff

Allen Bruehl

Director of the Academic Support Center, Adjunct Faculty

Meghan Costa

Graduate Assistant Student Success Coach

Ruth Amy Hurley

Associate Director for Student Success

Kathryn Kadamus

Assistant Director of Student Accessibility Services

Julie LeBlanc

Senior Director of Student Accessibility and Retention Initiatives

Tressa Novack

Graduate Assistant Student Success Coach

Academic Support Center Resources

  • A university degree is more than just 40 courses and 120 credit hours.

    At Assumption University, it is a personal and intellectual journey, and no two are alike. Assumption is committed to academic advising founded on a strong, individual relationship between advisor and advisee. All students are advised by informed, experienced, full-time teaching faculty committed to helping you chart your journey at each stage of your experience.


    • First-year: Assumption matches each student with an advisor based on academic interests and goals. Those advisors aid in the transition to university-level academics, guide students to resources on campus, including the University’s online advising and registration system, WebAdvisor.
    • Second year: Advisors focus on supporting students as they choose among our 40 majors.
    • Junior year: In addition to course selection and career discussions, there are exciting opportunities such as study abroad or internships.
    • Senior year: Advisors support advisees as they apply to graduate school and post-baccalaureate scholarships, or move into the professional world.
  • Assumption University is committed to providing appropriate assistance to students with learning disabilities, ADHD/ADD, chronic medical conditions, physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities who can effectively function in our academic and residential environment.

    Visit the Student Accessibility Services page.

  • Students may work one-on-one with the ASC’s professional staff on academic skills such as:

    • Time management
    • Organization
    • Note-taking strategies
    • Reading strategies
    • Test preparation
  • The Academic Support Center facilitates First-year Experience COMPASS workshops in:

    • Strategies for Academic Success
    • Advising 101: Planning Your Path
    • Advising 102: Mastering the Tech-WebAdvisor
  • Tutoring appointments can be made by calling the ASC at 508-767-7071 or by dropping by the ASC located on the 2nd floor of the d’Alzon Library. Students may also make appointments here.

    • Sun.: 6:00 pm-10:00 pm
    • Mon.-Thurs.: 8:30 am-10:00 pm
    • Fri.: 8:30 am-4:30 pm
    • Closed Saturday