Academic Success Center

Academic Success Center

 

Get the edge! Discover why the best students come to the Success Center to ace their courses.

Our goal is to empower all students to achieve their full academic potential. The Academic Success Center, with locations on the Ottumwa and Centerville campuses, provides students with assistance via tutoring, skill-building courses, and other services. Computer labs are also available, during business hours, on both campuses.

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Academic Support Services

Note: These services are available for both online and on-campus students.

Is Online Learning Right For Me?Skill-Building Courses

These courses prepare students for success in basic, college-level courses, especially in the subjects of English and Math. The material is designed to strengthen each student's skills, and to provide a firm foundation for life-long learning in higher education settings. Find out more >>

Credit-Exchange CoursesCredit-Exchange Courses

This process allows students to "exchange" an existing course with a skill-building course (described above). This is the last option for students who are failing a course, and have no recourse but to exit the course, but do not wish to jeopardize their financial aid. Permission of the Success Center Director is required.

Professional Faculty Tutor AssistanceProfessional Faculty-Tutor Assistance

The Math and Writing Labs are staffed with faculty-tutors for walk-in service and appointments by phone. For writing assistance, please ensure that the due date for your paper and/or essay is at least 24 hours after the tutoring appointment to allow sufficient time for revision and correction of the paper/essay. More >>

Student Peer TutorsStudent-Peer Tutors

For tutoring in subjects other than mathematics or English, we utilize student-peer tutors. A list of student-peer tutors is available at the Academic Success Center. For courses where a tutor is not available, complete this Tutor Request Form for guidance on obtaining a peer tutor for any course. Terms and Conditions

SmarthinkingVirtual Tutor Access with 24/7 Availability

Ask the front desk staff about User ID and Password codes for access to Smarthinking, a virtual, online system for accessing a live tutor on a broad range of subjects. Simply follow the directions on the access instructions and begin receiving tutoring assistance right away.

MyHillsOnline Academic Success Center

Our Online Academic Success Center offers a variety of helpful resources you can access at any time, as well as scheduled "live" online tutoring via Collaborate. To access these resources, log in to MyHills, click "Academic Success Center," (found in the "Campus Links" module). Then, click the "Enroll" link in the menu on the left.

Watch as Janet Learner receives tutoring at the Academic Success Center:
Video Face-to-Face Tutoring
Video Online Tutoring

Contact

Inquire below about additional academic services.

On the Ottumwa Campus, the Academic Success Center is located in the Arts and Sciences Building, just across from the Hills Café and southwest of the Formal Lounge.

Ottumwa Campus Centerville Campus
Academic Success Center
Indian Hills Community College
525 Grandview Avenue
Ottumwa, IA 52501
Academic Success Center
Indian Hills Community College
721 North First Street, Bldg CV06
Centerville, IA 52544
Phone
(641) 683-5238
(800) 726-2585, ext. 5238
Phone
(641) 856-2143
(800) 670-3641, ext. 2214
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