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Personalized Tutoring Services for All Students

The Academic Support Center (ASC) is designed to be a resource for students to utilize for one-on-one and group tutoring with peer tutors, writing conferences with our professional staff, and more. College can be a challenging time and we want to provide you with the academic tutoring and support you need for success.

Study with us!
Drop by the Academic Support Center, located on the 2nd floor of the Emmanuel d’Alzon Library, to learn more, or contact the Director of the Academic Support Center Allen Bruehl ( at 508-767-7311.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Hours of Operation:
Sunday: 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Monday through Thursday.: 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed Saturday

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).

Peer Tutoring Subjects

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

Writing Conferences

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

Academic Support Center Resources

  • Here at Assumption, we are devoted to giving you an education that allows you to have a meaningful life and a rewarding career. Academic advisors are committed to forming a strong, individual relationship between advisor and advisee that aligns with this mission. 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 and 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: There are exciting opportunities such as study abroad or internships in addition to course selection and career discussions.
    • 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.


  • 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, by dropping by the ASC located on the 2nd floor of the d’Alzon Library, or by booking an appointment online.



  • Allen Bruehl
    Director of the Academic Support Center, Adjunct Faculty

    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


“Being a first-year, first-generation student at Assumption University in 2020 came with its own unique challenges: mentally, academically, and personally. Amongst other circumstances, I was struggling and placed on academic probation This period was a significant wake-up call. Amy Hurley, Associate Director for Student Success in the Academic Support Center, would end up being my saving grace– my Assumption Mom! During our weekly meetings, she went above and beyond her job description, ensuring I had confidence in my academics and a highly successful college experience! Additionally, Dr. Greg Weiner, the new university President, made significant steps to ensure students felt heard and seen with an open line of communication between us and the President’s Office. On many occasions, he greeted me by name and asked how I was doing, making me feel welcomed and recognized on campus. I am very excited to see the growth that Assumption will continue to make.”

Taliah Sweet
Human Services and Rehabilitation ’24