In Academic Services, our mission is to provide support and resources to equip students to grow intellectually, socially, spiritually, and emotionally in order to be successful during their studies at Trevecca and beyond.

College is about discovering God’s calling for students' lives and learning how to achieve the goals that will help fulfill that calling. The Office of Academic Services is here to provide students with the tools needed to attain those goals. Services are free to students and include the following.

  • Tutoring
  • Writing Services
  • Test Preparation
  • Study Skills Training
  • Workshops on Specific Academic Topics
  • Mock Graduate Admissions Tests (at student's request)

The Academic Services office is located in the Center for Student Development (CSD, in the Bud Robinson Building). Tutoring and writing services are provided at the CSD as well as other locations around campus. The CSD provides a quiet environment, has a computer lab, and is ideal for one-on-one tutoring sessions as well as group study sessions.

If you have questions about any of these services, please contact Dr. Mark Bowles, Director of Academic Services, at mabowles@trevecca.edu or (615) 248-1376.

 

Departmental Help Sessions

Several departments (especially math and science) use our tutors to staff regularly-scheduled help sessions that are open to all students taking designated classes. If help sessions are available for the course you are taking, you need to take advantage of attending them before you request a one-on-one content area tutor (see below). Check your course syllabus and/or ask your instructor to see if help sessions are available for your class(es).

 

Subject Area Content Help—Request a One-on-One Tutor

We have trained undergraduate tutors available to help you understand and learn content in most subject areas. Our focus is on general education courses, but requests for upper-level courses will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Submit a Tutor Request

Faculty: If you want to recommend tutoring for one of your students, use the button below to complete and submit a Tutoring Referral Request Form.

Submit a tutoring referral

 

Writing Help in the Writing Center

Bud Robinson Building, 2nd floor

Our Writing Center is designed to provide help to TNU undergraduates with any aspect of their writing, from specific assignments to general writing skills. The Writing Center is staffed by trained undergraduate tutors who provide individual conferences to students working on any writing assignment. The Center is also prepared to schedule Microsoft Teams virtual sessions for traditional undergraduate students who have chosen to attend classes remotely

Our writing services are available at the following times.

  • Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Sunday: 2-5 p.m.

You can also submit a document to be reviewed without coming to the CSD by emailing it to writingservices@trevecca.edu. Please allow three business days for turnaround.

Use the booking application below to reserve an appointment with a tutor during the times that the Writing Center is open.

 

Non-Traditional/Graduate Student Writing Services

We do provide graduate-level writing services at TNU, although not through our Writing Center, which is staffed by student tutors trained to review undergraduate-level papers.

If you are a graduate student wanting a paper reviewed, please send it as an email attachment to writingservices@trevecca.edu. Include the course name and number along with any other information that would be helpful (e.g., writing prompt, grading rubric). Your paper will be forwarded to a faculty member who is part of the team which reviews graduate-level papers; it will be returned to you with comments as soon possible.  The length of time varies depending on the size of the document and the volume of review requests we have received. While it typically takes just a few days, please plan for a 2-week turnaround to be safe.