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University of Houston-Victoria

Student Support and Services


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, Sugar Land, and Cinco Ranch. 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 through WCOnline (http://uhv.mywconline.com/), or sign up for virtual tutoring through WCOnline. We will review the document and offer comments and suggestions.

Subject-Area Tutoring

The Center offers free 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 http://www.uhv.edu/StudentSuccessCenter/tutoring/subject.aspx 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 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 http://www.uhv.edu/StudentSuccessCenter/tutoring/subject.aspx 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 key 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.

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 can be found at http://www.uhv.edu/StudentSuccessCenter/workshops/.


The SSC also provides students with testing services on the Victoria campus. Students can schedule correspondence exams throughout the year by contacting the SSC testing coordinator at (361)570-4285. Faculty can also refer students to the SSC for makeup exams, which are provided on an appointment basis.

The Student Success Center provides standardized testing for students enrolling in college or completing certification requirements:

The THEA Quick Test, ACCUPLACER, Millers Analogy Test, HSRT, and the GRE Subject Test are offered at scheduled times during the semester. Check the SSC website for testing schedules or contact the SSC testing coordinator.

More information about testing services is available at http://www.uhv.edu/testing/. Appointments are required for every exam. To register for an exam, please go to http://www.registerblast.com/uhv/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 at http://www.uhv.edu/studentsuccesscenter/default.aspx.

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