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The Academic Success Center is here to help you succeed!
To make an appointment with the ASC, click here.
Location: first floor Rossi Student Center
Our tutors (a.k.a. academic consultants, guardians of knowledge, custodians of education) are pictured below:
  • Back row: Rachel Sturgill, Ariana Copeland, Rebekah Lewis
  • Front row: Nik Ellison (just graduated), Joy Law, Lance Kaminer
 To make an appointment with a tutor, click here 
to go to the Library's page.
We offer a wide range of support services for the CIU student community, both undergraduate and graduate, as well as accommodations for students with special needs.
Tutoring Center: *New Location* Fleece Library

Hours and Contact Information

Office Hours
(Rossi Student Center, lower level)
Monday-Friday -- 9:00am -11:00am, 1:00pm -4:00pm
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday -- 1:00-4:00pm
  • Friday -- Closed
Tutoring Hours
(Fleece Library Study Room, lower level)
3:00-5:00pm & 6:00-8:00pm
Saturday 10-12:00pm

Tutoring closed on Labor Day (Sept. 5, 2016)

Summer Tutoring:

Writing Workshop for Grad/Undergrad

Strauss Conference Room (lower level, Student Center)

May 4, 11, 19, 25 (WWThW)


Phone: 803-807-5611
While we will try to accommodate walk-ins when possible, scheduling appointments with the Library circulation assistant is strongly recommended (803-807-5110 or "Library Guides" Tutoring tab).

Study and Discussion Groups

The "How To" Study Group -- this study group teaches you specific strategies for study and preparing for exams.  Group leaders are knowledgeable about core classes and can give you course specific strategies for academic success.
    Discussion groups -- Offered for a variety of courses that are process oriented and where learners benefit from discussion to master course material.
 *Discussion group topics vary from semester to semester, depending on the course offerings. Check out the online and posted schedules for specific offerings each semester.


Tutoring services are available to ALL CIU students, undergraduate and graduate.  Tutors are available for scheduling, reviewing papers, test preparation, projects, etc.  If you need academic support, the tutors are the best place to turn.

Academic Coaching

Academic Coaching is an individual weekly appointment with a coach.  Coaching sessions can focus on accountability, academic needs, time management, etc.  Coaching appointments are arranged through the Academic Success Center.

Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

CIU provides accommodations according to the ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act for students with documented disabilities.  Students who believe they would qualify and would like to apply for accommodations should contact the Academic Success Center.  Follow the link to the Disability Resources for additional information.

ASC Staff


Mrs. Lanpher has a B.A. from The King's College in NY, and a Master of Education from the University of South Florida.  

A native New Yorker, she and her husband have served in Minnesota, Manila and Florida before coming to CIU in 2011.

You can contact her at
Favorite Quote:"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose." -- Jim Elliott

ASC Assistant

                          RebekaLewis hails from Charleston, SC and has completed a degree in Intercultural Studies and Bible at CIU. She is currently enrolled in the Masters of Arts-TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) program.

Favorite quote: “If I look in I'll be discouraged. If I look around I'll be distracted. If I look at Jesus I shall have peace.” –E. Stanley Jones

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