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Academic Center

Department of Student and Academic Services
University West, Suite 129
3007 N. Ben Wilson Victoria, Texas 77901
Toll free: 877-970-4848 ext. 4288
Email: tutor@uhv.edu

The Academic Center provides writing assistance and subject area tutoring as well as instructional resources to students, faculty, and staff.  The Center also offers a variety of testing services.

Writing Assistance
The Academic Center provides writing assistance and writing resources to University of Houston-Victoria students, faculty, and staff in Victoria, Sugar Land, and Cinco Ranch.  Face-to face or online, the Center staff review class papers, articles for publication, and university publications. The Academic Center also reviews resumes and cover letters for alumni. During sessions with the tutors, individuals may discuss a paper or document in progress.  Trained tutors review these documents, discuss techniques for analyzing and revising the writing, and assist writers to devise solutions to writing problems.  Tutors also provide a similar service online.  Students, faculty, and staff at the University may make an appointment for face-to face tutoring or email documents as attachments through WCOnline available at http://www.rich37.com/uhv/ or through the Academic Center website at http://www.uhv.edu/ac/ .  We will review the document and return the draft with our comments and suggestions. 

Subject Area Assistance
The Center offers subject-area tutoring in the following areas: mathematics, computer science, biology, and statistics.  Subject area tutoring is offered each semester at the request of the Deans. During sessions with tutors, individuals may discuss concerns related to courses that are in progress.

Instructional Resources
The Academic Center has a library of instructional resources. They include a variety of style manuals, including The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, and The Associated Press Stylebook and Libel Manual. It also has a library of grammar handbooks and other writing resource manuals and books which may be used in the center. The staff has developed a number of writing, grammar, and ESL handouts and tips including information on business and academic writing.  These handouts are available both onsite and on our web page at www.uhv.edu/ac.  The website is constantly expanding, so individuals are encouraged to visit this site often.

The Academic Center also produces Grammatically Correct, a weekly grammar tip available through a list serve.  To subscribe, visit our website at http://www.uhv.edu/ac/newsletters/grammartip.aspx

Testing Services
The Center provides academic testing services in Victoria, including entrance exams (LSAT, Subject GRE, and THEA Quick Test). Students can schedule correspondence exams throughout the year by contacting the Academic Center Senior Assistant (361-570-4288). Faculty can also refer students to the Academic Center Testing Coordinator (361-570-4285) or the Academic Senior Assistant for makeup exams, which are provided on an appointment basis.  The Center proctors commercial certification tests on the Victoria campus.

Test Prep
The Academic Center offers computer-based test preparation (LSAT, GRE, GMAT) for a small fee.