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Academic Help & Tutoring

The University of Southern Mississippi has many opportunities available for students needing academic assistance or tutoring. Below is a listing of academic help and tutoring resources for USM students regardless if they are registered with ODA or not. 

If you are an ODA student and would like assistance in finding a tutor or a specific resource with USM, please contact us via email at odaFREEMississippi or call 601.266.5024


Library

Librarians at Cook Library in Hattiesburg, the Gulf Coast Library in Long Beach, and Gunter Library in Ocean Springs are happy to help you find any resources you need for research and studying.

Cook Library: 601.266.4249 or askalibFREEMississippi
Gulf Park Library: 228.214.3451 or askalibFREEMississippi
Gunter Library: 228.872.4213 or askalibFREEMississippi
Text-a-Librarian: 601.202.4662
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Gulf Coast Academic Success Center

This center is located on the first floor of the Gulf Park Library (Gulf Park campus). They provide learning assistance, tutoring, and resources in areas of math, science, writing, speaking and language arts. Come in for help via appointment, walk-in or online. For more information, please call 228.214.3346 or email Kevin.WalkerFREEMississippi.

Writing Center

This center is a free service available to any student that wants assistance with a writing project. They offer one-on-one writing instruction that’s designed to help students become more effective writers. Tutorial service is offered on a walk-in basis and by appointment for 45 minutes to an hour per session. However, services do book up – so making an appointment is always a good idea, especially around midterms and finals. You can schedule an appointment for a physical or online meeting at https://usm.mywconline.com/.

Cook Library 112 (Hattiesburg campus): 601.266.4821
Academic Success Center, Gulf Park Library (Gulf Park campus): 228.214.3346
General Email Inquiries: writingcenterFREEMississippi%20

Speaking Center

This center has peer consultants who will help you advance your public speaking skills for speeches, presentations, job interviews, and other off-campus speaking engagements. These services are by appointment only; appointments are for up to 50 minutes. They have practice rooms equipped with visual aid displays, laptops, and video cameras. Additionally, you may schedule a room for private practice. You can schedule an appointment for a physical meeting at https://usm.mywconline.com/.

Cook Library 112 (Hattiesburg campus): 601.266.4965
Academic Success Center, Gulf Park Library (Gulf Park campus): 228.214.3346
General Email Inquiries: speakingcenterFREEMississippi

Student Support Services Program (TRIO-SSS)

The mission of this program is to provide academic assistance, personal and academic counseling, and individual support to eligible undergraduate students. Scholars enrolled in this program have exclusive access to individual and group tutoring, educational workshops, and a stimulating climate that will aid in holistic development and success of each enrolled scholar. To enroll, please contact 601.266.6910 or visit McLemore Hall 201 (Hattiesburg campus).

Group for Organizational and Learning Skills (GOALS) Program

Trouble with Schoolwork? The GOALS program, supported by the USM Psychology Clinic, is a program to teach time management, organizational, planning, note-taking, and studying skills. The program includes a pre-program assessment and 9 group sessions at no cost. A student who participates in all sessions will be eligible for gift cards worth a total of $60. For more information, please contact Kathleen Ramsey by calling 601.266.4588 or emailing Kathleen.RamseyFREEMississippi.

Peer Academic Liaisons (PAL) Program

The Peer Academic Liaison (PAL) program consists of high-achieving upperclassmen who serve as a liaison for (mostly) our first-year students living in the residence halls to academic resources on campus. This peer-to-peer program focuses on academic engagement and success at USM. For more information, please contact your RA or email palFREEMississippi.

Math Zone

This Math Zone is located across from Cook Library and offers to tutor for MAT 101 and MAT 101L courses during the following hours…
Monday through Thursday: 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday: 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm

No appointment is necessary and one-on-one tutoring is available. If you are on the Gulf Coast, please seek assistance at the Gulf Coast Academic Success Center. For more information, please call 601.266.5824 or email mathzoneFREEMississippi.%20

Math Tutoring Center

This center is located in Southern Hall 318 and offers free tutoring for all math courses, outside of MAT 101 and MAT 101L courses. This includes algebra, trigonometry, and calculus. They are open Monday through Thursday from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. No appointment necessary. If you are on the Gulf Coast, please seek assistance at the Gulf Coast Academic Success Center. For more information, please call 601.266.4289.

History Lab

The History Lab is a resource located in Liberal Arts Building 345 and is provided by the USM History department to assist undergraduates in HIS 101 and HIS 102 courses. They offer assistance with note-taking, study skills, exam preparation, and historical writing skills. If you are on the Gulf Coast, please seek assistance at the Gulf Coast Academic Success Center. Online students may receive their services via Skype or through phone sessions. For their hours or to make an appointment, please call 601.266.4333.

Biological Sciences Learning Center

The Department of Biological Sciences offers to tutor for students enrolled in Biological Science courses. They are in Walker Science Building 149. For their hours and more information, please contact Emily Clark by calling 601.266.4748 or emailing Emily.S.ClarkFREEMississippi. Gulf Coast students may obtain assistance from the Gulf Coast Academic Success Center.

Chemistry Tutorial Center

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers to tutor for students enrolled in Chemistry courses. They are in Walker Science Building 238. The center is open weekdays 9:00 am to 5:00 pm regardless if tutors are scheduled or available. To find out when a tutor is available or any other information regarding the center, please call 601.266.4934. Gulf Coast students may obtain assistance from the Gulf Coast Academic Success Center.

School of Computing Tutoring Center

The School of Computing offers tutoring and academic assistance in Bobby Chain Technology (TEC) in the 207 Computer Lab. The center provides support for all students taking School of Computing courses (CSC), but is especially targeted to assist Freshmen and Transfer students for primarily CSC 101 and CSC 102 courses. A weekly schedule is posted outside the room which indicates which subject area tutors are available at a given time. Please check with your coordinator or instructor, to find specific hours or information regarding this resource.

Foreign Language Tutoring

Free language tutoring is available in Liberal Arts Building 427 for French, German and Spanish. To find out when a tutor for a specific language will be available, please call 601.266.4964. Gulf Coast students may obtain assistance with Spanish at the Gulf Coast Academic Success Center.

Accounting Tutoring

Accounting tutoring by appointment is available within the School of Accountancy in Scianna Hall 2054. For more information or to setup an appointment, please ask your accounting professor.

Business Tutoring

Managerial Statistics (BA 201) tutoring by appointment is available within the Department of Finance in Scianna Hall 3114. For more information or to setup an appointment, please call 601.266.4443 or ask your BA 201 professor.

[Gulf Coast Campus] Business and Economics Tutoring

Tutoring for Business and Economics courses are available for Gulf Coast students on the 2nd floor of the North Academic Building. Tutoring for Accounting, Business Writing, Excel (BA 250), FIN 300, MGT 300, MKT 300, and Statistics (BA 201) is available. Assistance available in person, over Skype, via phone call or email. For more information, to schedule an appointment or for their current tutoring schedule, please contact Heather Sison at h.l.adamsFREEMississippi or call 228.214.3496.

Research (REF) and Psychology Statistics (PSY) Tutoring Center

This center is a free, walk-in, peer tutoring center organized by the Psychology Department for REF and PSY statistic courses. It is located in Owings-McQuagge Hall 134. For more information, please email Aaron Bermond Aaron.BermondFREEMississippi or ask your REF/PSY professor for more information.

Construction Tutoring

The School of Construction has tutoring available in person (Hattiesburg campus) and remotely for online and Gulf Coast students. They are in Bobby Chain Technology (TEC) 223. For hours of operation or more information, please call 601.266.4895.

Physics Tutoring

The Department of Physics and Astronomy offers tutoring throughout most weekdays in Bobby Chain Technology (TEC) 114. Please call their department office at 601.266.4934 for their availability.

Anthropology Tutoring

Tutoring is available for ANT 101 in Liberal Arts Building 425. Please call the department office at 601.266.4964 for hours of operation. Additionally, hours should be posted on the door of LAB 425.

 

 

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Office for Disability Accommodations

Bond Hall 114
118 College Drive #8586
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

Hattiesburg Campus

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Email
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Phone
601.266.5024

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Hardy Hall 233
730 East Beach Blvd
Long Beach, MS 39560

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228.214.3302