Students being taught at ASC

Academic Success Center

The mission of the Academic Success Center is to provide resources to facilitate student academic success. We have a number of services to help you meet your academic goals including tutoring, test reviews, weekly study groups, Supplemental Instruction, and Academic Coaching.

Tutoring is our largest service, providing support for more than 75 courses. We hire students specifically for the Honors College and Academy in order to offer the best help possible to these students.


HBU offers a variety of academic resources designed to assist students with academic success — from specific student challenges, such as disabilities, to writing that needs improvement to assistance with everyday homework and preparing for tests. You can also find help with technology, researching study abroad opportunities and choosing your classes. At HBU, there’s always help if you need it. All you have to do is ask.


Margaret F. Humphreys


Biography: Margaret graduated from Indiana State University with an M.S. in Student Affairs and Higher Education. Originally from Illinois and Missouri, she has worked in higher education for over four years at Hannibal-LaGrange University and Judson University.

Why I love working for the Academic Success Center: Working at the Academic Success Center allows me to positively impact students’ learning. I really enjoy seeing a student smile after coming to understand a challenging concept. I am thankful to work in a position that allows me to support life-long learning.

Best study tip: Always set yourself up to succeed. If you are easily distracted by electronics, put your phone on airplane mode, and if you do not need Wi-Fi for an assignment, turn it off on your computer. This cuts down on distractions and allows your full focus to be on studying. If you work for 40 minutes in a distraction-free environment, you will be surprised by how much you accomplish.

Interesting fact: I have traveled to over 25 different countries and 45 of the 50 States.


Samantha Bottoms

Assistant Director

Biography: Samantha earned her B.S. in Industrial Distribution from Texas A&M University and will complete her M.A. in Theological Studies from Houston Baptist University in December. She has worked in the Academic Success Center for three years.

Why I love working for the Academic Success Center: College was such a pivotal time in my life, and I love helping students discover where their passions are and how to excel in school and life.

Best study tip: Study at a time when you are mentally at your best. If you think more clearly in the morning, don’t try to force yourself to stay up all night – just wake up early to do your studying.

Interesting fact: I attended several balls for a traditional German folk club while studying in Germany.

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