ACADEMIC SUCCESS CENTER
Your Future Begins at Vaughn
At Vaughn, we want to do all we can to make your entire college experience a successful one. The staff of the Academic Success Center (ASC) is here to help achieve this goal. We offer a number of resources to ensure the success of all our students and graduates. The ASC is just one of the College’s valuable assets that help students reach their goals, both professionally and personally.
College Resources to Help You Succeed
At the ASC you will find academic advisement (L102), disability services (L204), the testing center (L204), tutoring and supplemental instruction (L200), the writing and math centers (L202), the higher education opportunity program (HEOP) (L203), and the STEP and Upward Bound programs (L201). Plus, a quiet place to study – a welcoming environment where you can collaborate with your faculty or fellow students, and an open door when you need some extra help.
The College’s testing center handles the testing and placement of all incoming students in cooperation with our admissions office. Appointments for taking the Accuplacer test for English and math course placements are made through the admissions office. The testing center is also a resource for students who need college testing accommodations for their classes.
Our tutors can provide extra support which students may need during their academic careers at Vaughn. Students who need tutoring in different subjects have the option of turning to their peers for extra help. Our peer tutors work with their fellow students on a one-on-one or small group basis.
Additionally, there is a study space where individuals and small groups can go to work on group projects or cram for that all-important exam. Our tutors are approachable, helpful and comforting to many students on campus.
The academic advisement office is where students go to register for courses and receive guidance about their degree programs throughout the semester.
Advisement and Coaching
- Mariaura Almodovar, Aviation Training Institute Adviser (ATI / Airframe and Power Plant related programs) – .
- Ruhullah Mehirdel, Engineering and Management Adviser – .
- Simon Chan, Flight Academic Success Coach – .
- Cecilia Haralampopoulos, Computer Engineering Academic Success Coach (including the Cybersecurity and AI programs tracks) – .
Visit us at the Vaughn College Zoom Front Desk (VCZFD):
- Join by entering Zoom Meeting Room ID# 989 7485 1705, or by visiting: https://bit.ly/VCFrontDesk.
- Advisement hours at VCZFD: Monday/Thursday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Vaughn College has partnered with AmeriCorps/College Possible to close the college degree divide for students from underrepresented communities on their path to a college degree. College Possible near-peer coaches are matched and assigned to eligible Vaughn students. This program is designed to help Vaughn students overcome the most common barriers to completing their degree.
Through our partnerships we are advancing college equity for our students.
The Math and Writing Centers are housed within the Academic Success Center in room L202. Assistance and technical support for writing and math are available. This assistance includes providing students with writing and math counseling, electronic resources and workshops geared toward math, writing and mentoring. Services are offered at all levels of writing proficiency. Developmental math and the fundamentals of algebra and precalculus are the focus of math proficiency. Supplemental instruction from approved student tutors and additional faculty members in the field is available for advanced math courses.
The Writing Center
Students, staff and faculty can receive support at the Writing Center by visiting room L202 or using this link.
On Campus Hours:
- Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8 to 10 a.m. and 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
- Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8 to 10 a.m. and 12:30 to 5:30 p.m.
- Tuesday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 4 p.m.
If one cannot access the link right away, it is likely someone is being supported. Please email the Writing Instructor, Donald Jimmo, to schedule an appointment.
Our Academic Success Center provides a comfortable environment for freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors to study, collaborate with faculty and fellow students, and ask for help when needed.
Meet the Academic Success Center Staff
Executive Director of Advisement
Executive Director/Disability Coordinator
Backup Disability Coordinator