The Academic Support Center's mission is to empower students to become confident, capable, independent learners. The ASC provides qualified tutors, supplemental instruction leaders, peer mentors, and resources that support students in their quest to reach their goals, in a safe and encouraging learning environment.
The Academic Support Center at Montana State University Billings was started in 2001 when it combined the math and writing labs in a centralized location. Since then, the Academic Support Center has grown to include locations at City College and University Campus, and a variety of programs and services. The University Campus location is in the Student Union Building (SUB) across from Stinger's Bistro near the atrium. The City College at MSUB location is in the Tech Building near Jacket Student Central. There are also a variety of online opportunities available.
The tutors at the ASC are a combination of peer educators (tutors, peer mentors, and SI leaders), professional tutors, retired educators, and current faculty. All ASC tutors are certified through the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA). With a staff of approximately 65, the ASC has the personnel to match almost any need or learning style.
Even if you do not need assistance, the ASC is still a great place to study. With computer access at each ASC location, students can work on homework, print class notes, or simply have a place to study between classes. For commuter students, the ASC can function as a study home away from home.
Programs We Offer:
Drop-In & Appointment Tutoring
One-on-one tutoring online and in person
Available at both campuses
Emphasis in Math, Writing, and Science
Supplemental Instruction Program
In required classes for degrees
Held in classes with high “Fail/Withdraw” rates
Regularly scheduled review sessions
Average GPA increase of .75-1.5 points for participating students
Work one-on-one with new students
A valuable resource for campus success
Networking and community building
If you are interested in participating in any of these programs and services as either a student or student employee, please call (406) 657-1641 or come visit either of our lab locations for more information.