Posted: 6/03/21

TAMIU Offers Students Free Advising, Academic Support Services through ACE, One-Stop Center


Dr. Barbara Hong  

Come this Fall, Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) students will have access to a one-stop center for academic success, where they can get free tutoring and academic advising services both in-person and online, during flexible and extended hours of operation.

TAMIU’s Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) will provide various, previously existing academic support services in one center to ensure students have ready access to the resources needed to complete their degrees in a timely manner. Center services will be located in Dr. Billy F. Cowart Hall, rooms 203 and 205 and in the Senator Judith Zaffirini Student Success Center, room 222.

Dr. Barbara Hong, University College dean, said ACE will provide free, subject tutoring such as reading content and writing courses to all students and one-on-one academic advising for freshman, transfer, and returning students. Students can also receive supplemental instruction in historically difficult courses integrating “what to learn” with “how to learn” concepts through weekly sessions.

All current, full and part-time students, whether undergraduate or graduate, are eligible to receive free tutoring and supplemental instruction services in convenient, easily accessible, online, and face-to-face formats, Dr. Hong said.

ACE also recently launched a new website, where information on all of its support services can be found. The website can be found at: https://www.tamiu.edu/uc/ace/

Tutors are available for a variety of subjects including reading content, writing, research papers, mathematics, chemistry, biology, history, and others. Students are also encouraged to apply to the TRiO Programs in order to receive individualized support services.

“The mission of University College is to empower students to become competent, resilient, and self-determined life-long learners, and ACE was established to guide TAMIU students through their academic journey, “ she said, “The ACE team is made up of highly-qualified and caring faculty and staff who are here to provide direction and personalized support so that students can successfully complete their education at TAMIU in a timely manner.”

At ACE, academic advisors help students navigate their journey at TAMIU by designing a personalized, four-year graduation plan and transitioning them to the College or School based on their majors.

ACE wants students to readily identify and take advantage of its free services as soon as they are admitted to TAMIU, Hong said.

“We encourage all TAMIU students to not wait and access our services as soon as possible so that they can get a clear roadmap of their TAMIU journey from the very beginning of their academic life and make sure they understand and  ‘ACE’ their courses,” she said.

For more information, contact Hong at 956.326.2807 or email university.college@tamiu.edu.

TAMIU Fall 2021 Registration is underway. For detailed registration information, visit: https://www.tamiu.edu/newsinfo/2021/04/tamiuregistration040121.shtml

Fall 2021 plans are focused on a return to a full and vibrant on-campus experience for all students, faculty and staff at the 300-acre northeast Laredo campus. 

For more information, contact the Office of the University Registrar at 326.2250, email registrar@tamiu.edu or visit offices in the University Success Center, suite 121.