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University of Houston-Victoria

Student Success Center

Department of Student Affairs
University West, Suite 129
3007 N. Ben Wilson Victoria, Texas  77901
Toll free: 877-970-4848 ext. 4288


Writing Center

The Student Success Center (SSC) provides free writing assistance and writing resources to University of Houston-Victoria students, staff, and faculty in Victoria and Katy.  Face-to face or online, the Center staff review class papers for students.  The Student Success Center also reviews resumes and cover letters for alumni.

During sessions with tutors, individuals may discuss a paper or document in progress.  Trained tutors review these documents, discuss techniques for analyzing and revising assignments, and assist students to devise solutions to writing problems.  Tutors also provide a similar service online.  UHV students may make an appointment for face-to face tutoring, email documents as attachments or sign up for virtual tutoring through WCOnline.  We will review the document and return the draft with our comments and suggestions. 


Subject-Area Tutoring

The Center offers subject-area tutoring in a wide variety of subjects.  Though the exact list depends on tutor availability, generally the Center offers tutoring in math, history, science, and computer science.  Please go to the Student Success Center for a current schedule.  Most subject-area tutoring occurs on a drop-in basis in Jaguar Hall 1129.  Some tutoring also occurs in the University West building.  No appointment is necessary.

The SSC also provides subject-area tutoring via Adobe Connect, web conferencing software.  For students who cannot physically come to Victoria for assistance, this product is ideal as it allows the tutor and the student to communicate via webcam.  An appointment is necessary for this service.  Please visit the Student Success Center for more information. 


Supplemental Instruction

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a program that offers weekly review sessions for certain core classes that freshmen often find challenging.  SI is offered through the SSC in collaboration with UHV faculty members.  In SI, a tutor “takes” a course he or she has already passed with an A or B and creates review sessions based on course content.  At each session, an SI leader guides students through class material and encourages students to compare notes, discuss important concepts, and develop strategies for studying the subject.  SI is available within select courses.  Your advisor may encourage you to take classes that include SI. 


Study Skills Workshops

The Student Success Center offers various workshops in a presentation-style format every semester to enhance student note-taking, reading, studying, and exam-taking skills.  The complete list of workshops for the semester is provided.


Testing Services

The SSC also provides students with testing services on the Victoria campus, including entrance exams (THEA Quick Test, Millers Analogy Test, HSRT) and certification exams (TExES/ExCET and TCEQ Occupational Licensing exams).  Students can schedule correspondence exams throughout the year by contacting the SSC testing coordinator at 361-570-4285.  More information.  Appointments are required for every exam.  To register for an exam.


Additional Resources

The Student Success Center has a library of helpful resources concerning writing, grammar, math, and study skills.  These handouts are available both onsite (UW 129 or Jaguar Hall 1129) and on our web page.