Listed below are some of the frequently asked questions about the Academic Center for Excellence for students at Kentucky State University.
In addition to student tutors, ACE employs Supplemental Instructors (SI’s). SI’s are students who attend specific, targeted classes and facilitate group study and/or review sessions. Students enrolled in any section of those courses are welcome to attend group study and review sessions. Also, each semester, ACE Instructional Counselors present free workshops on various topics. Check out our workshop schedule on this site.
Students who receive academic assistance from ACE will not necessarily submit error-free homework or perfectly-composed papers. Rather, ACE Instructional Counselors and peer tutors help students improve their abilities to problem-solve; build skills and process mathematical concepts; and organize, develop, revise, and edit ideas while working toward mastering the writing process.
ACE sessions last approximately 30 to 50 minutes.
TutorTrac is ACE’s electronic login/logout system. When you enter and when you leave ACE, a staff member will assist you with this process. To sign in, you will need to know your Student I.D. number and the course number for which you are seeking assistance.
No. Both Instructional Counselors and student tutors welcome small groups, and many students find it beneficial to study with classmates. Furthermore, if you are looking for help with a class that is already being tutored, you ask to join that session to avoid waiting for an available tutor.
While walk-ins are always welcome, it is best to schedule an appointment if you would like to work with an Instructional Counselor. See individual counselors to set appointments. Peer tutors assist students on a first-come, first-served basis.
ACE employs four full-time Instructional Counselors who cover math and/or English and writing, and 20 peer tutors who can assist students with subjects across the curriculum. Posted just inside the Center are schedules that announce the days of the week and times that tutors are available for specific subject areas and classes.
Instructional Counselors are available to work with students by appointment or on a drop-in basis beginning the first day of classes.
ACE is located in Suite 110 of the Student Center just across the hall from the student computer lab.
All KSU students are encouraged to use the resources available at ACE.
ACE provides assistance in mathematics, essay and research paper development, reading comprehension and textbook management, vocabulary building, oral communication, sciences, foreign languages, critical thinking skills, study and test-taking strategies, personal learning styles assessment, note-taking, and documentation.