University of Houston-Victoria



Student Success Center

University West, Suite 133
3007 N. Ben Wilson Victoria, Texas  77901
Toll free: 877-970-4848 ext. 4288

Peer Tutoring
The Center offers a free peer tutoring program for 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 visit the Student Success Center (Peer Tutoring) website for a current schedule. Most peer 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 peer 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 Peer Tutoring website for more information.

Success Advocates
The Success Advocates are undergraduate students who work with the Success Center to help promote overall student success on campus.  They are active throughout campus and work closely with students to help the Success Coaches identify the needs of students in order to create activities, programs, workshops, and presentations to address student needs.  The Student Success Advocates’ goal is to be leaders who encourage, guide, and support UHV students.  Advocates also serve as an additional contact point for the Success Coaches.

Success Coaches
Student Success Coaches advise all students through their first 45 hours of course work and undeclared majors until they choose a major.  They visit with students face-to-face, by telephone, or via email.  Students may opt to visit with a Success Coach as often as they wish.  The Success Coach assists students with various strategies to effectively use their time and stay focused on their educational goals.  The Coach helps students make good choices and overcome academic and social obstacles.  To make an appointment with your Success Coach, please call 361.570.4288, email, or register at WCOnline

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. 

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.  Please see the Testing website for more information.  Appointments are required for every exam.  Register for an exam at RegisterBlast

Writing Center
The Student Success Center (SSC) provides free writing assistance and writing resources to University of Houston-Victoria students 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 writing consultants, 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. Writing consultants also provide a similar service online. UHV students may make an appointment for face-to-face tutoring, email documents as attachments through WCOnline, or sign up for virtual tutoring through WCOnline.  We will review the document and offer comments and suggestions. The Writing Center also offers a writing lab, where students can drop-in and work on papers, getting feedback as they write. 

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 Peer Tutoring

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 133 or Jaguar Hall 1129) and on our Resources web page.