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.

Meet the team:

Eric C.

USN, accounting

“Even if you are comfortable with a subject, I find it educational to simply work with other students who may have a different approach to doing something. By working together, it strengthens everyone’s sense of the subject.”

Subjects:

ACC 231, 232, 241, 242

CIS 105

ECN 211, 212, 221

MAT 106, 117, 119, 142, 170, 210, 211

STP 226

Availability:

Mondays  9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., 3 to 5 p.m.

Tuesdays  10 a.m. to noon

Wednesdays  9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Thursdays  10 a.m. to noon

Fridays — 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., 3 to 5:30 p.m.

 

CynClair H.

Army dependent, supply chain management

“As a dependent, I was warmly accepted into the PTVC family and quickly wanted to join the band of open arms for the next veteran or dependent to come to ASU. I’ve witnessed the stress of this huge transition from soldier to student firsthand with veterans in my family. I’d be honored to help ease that in anyway.”

Subjects:

MAT 117

ECN 221

FIN 300

SCM 300, 315, 345

Availability:

Mondays — noon to 2 p.m.

Tuesdays — by email from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Wednesdays — noon to 2 p.m.

 Thursdays — by email from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

 

Andrew S.

USMC, engineering management

“I think tutoring is a vital piece of the transition back into the education field, and the help our team can provide will ease that transition. Not only in math, but also in learning how to learn, learning how to study and transitional skills.”

Subjects:

ACC 231, 241

MAT 117, 170, 242, 265, 266

Availability:

Tuesdays  noon to 3:30 p.m.

Wednesdays — noon to 2:30 p.m.

Thursdays  12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Fridays — noon to 2:30 p.m.

 

Josh H.

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.”

Subjects:

MAT 265, 266, 267, 275

EEE 120, 202

PHY 131

Availability:

Mondays — noon to 4 p.m.

Tuesdays —1:30 to 5 p.m., or by email from 5 to 8 p.m.

Wednesdays — noon to 4 p.m.

Thursdays — by email from 5 to 8 p.m.

Fridays — 2 to 3 p.m.

Sundays — 5 to 8 p.m.