Student veterans and math tutoring
The Pat Tillman Veterans Center received feedback from student veterans regarding tutoring and academic success, and has started a new program known as the SVT Team (Student Veteran Tutoring Team). The program is a partnership between the Pat Tillman Veterans Center and the ASU Tutoring Center. Since this is a pilot program, the team is only available on the Tempe campus and tutoring is only for math courses. The goal is to eventually have an SVT Team on each campus, offering tutoring services for various subjects.
“The program is a stepping stone for veterans to integrate into student life. They are going to get help from their [veteran] peers so they feel more comfortable asking for help, rather than asking for help from someone they feel they cannot relate to,” says John C., PTVC outreach team and math tutoring team coordinator.
Some veterans require additional time to adjust to the university environment and expectations, and it can be difficult for them to filter their frustrations. The math tutors, who are veterans themselves, will alleviate this difficulty because they understand what it is like to transition from the military to the university.
The program is located on the third floor of the Student Pavilion in room 321B.
For in-person tutoring hours please visit the University Academic Success Programs’ tutoring centers.
Meet the team:
USMC Reserve, aerospace engineering
“I am a sophomore studying aerospace engineering with a focus in astronautics. I am currently in the USMC Reserve, and I have found the ASU veteran community to be positive and hard-working. I want to contribute by helping veterans understand complex concepts in their studies and transition back to the education field.”
MAT 242, 265, 266, 267, 275
PHY 121, 131
Monday – 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
USN, electrical engineering
“I served six years in the U.S. Navy on board the USS Ronald Reagan as a nuclear trained machinist's mate. Having lived in Japan and made port calls to Guam, Hawaii, South Korea, Singapore and Australia, I felt that I needed a different experience. I started at Arizona State University in the fall of 2018 studying electrical engineering. I quickly realized it's my passion and I want to help veterans find theirs by giving them the tools to succeed.”
MAT 265, 266, 267, 275
EEE 120, 202
Monday – noon to 3 p.m.
Wednesday – noon to 3 p.m.
Friday – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.