Overview


Student Success Center

At Southern Union, success is about having support. The Success Center located on the Opelika Campus, offers Southern Union students free services designed to maximize student involvement in their personal learning and development.

Our staff works collaboratively with students as they explore options for creating academic and personal success. We want to see our students succeed!

Business and Technology Center Building, Room 110 

Campus Tutoring Schedules: Opelika  Valley  Wadley

OUR MISSION

The mission of the Student Success Center is to assist students with overcoming challenges in course work, as well as to provide opportunities for skill development to help students succeed academically and professionally.    


ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES

Decorative image  MATH TUTORS

Courses available for tutoring.  

Click here for an appointment.  Students are able to meet in-person with tutors on the Opelika Campus or virtually via Zoom.

Tutor Matching Service

Socratic--Get unstuck!

Khan Academy

Tutor.com is online tutoring platform provided for all Southern Union students and can be accessed via Canvas. Students have free access to additional support 24/7 with the online their courses in math, business, science, social sciences, and computer information systems.

KUTA Software Create your own free worksheets and answer sheets to practice PreAlgebra, Algebra, and Calculus

decorative imageWRITING COACHES

Click here for an appointment.  Students are able to meet in-person with tutors on the Opelika Campus or virtually via Zoom. Students who need assistance with a writing project are able to submit their writing project and receive feedback on their work from a writing coach. 

Having trouble taking notes for lectures? Check this out: Effective Note Taking (by: Jeffery Jackson)

Effective Note Taking Not sure what to write or how to take notes in class? Watch this short video for tips of improving your note taking.

Brainstorming: Ready, Set, Write! Starting your writing project is can be challenging. Here's a video on jumpstart your next writing project

SCIENCE TUTORS

Click here for an appointment.  Students are able to meet in-person with tutors on the Opelika Campus or virtually via Zoom. Science tutoring is available for the following courses: 

Biology: BIO 101, BIO 102, BIO 103, BIO 104, BIO 201, BIO 202, BIO 220

Chemistry: CHM 104, CHM 105,  CHM 111, CHM 112, CHM 221, CHM 222

Physics: PHY 201, PHY 202, PHY 213, PHY 214

Rachel Friend, Science Tutor

Fall 2021 Semester

Tuesdays 4:00 pm -7:00 pm (Virtual)

 Wednesdays 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Tutor.com

 

Tutor.com advertisement of 3 smiling students reading, graduating, and doing homework on a laptop.

 

Tutor.com is a free online tutoring platform available to all Southern Union students via the class portal in Canvas. Get assistance 24/7 from professional tutors in math, science, foreign languages, essay writing, computers, social sciences, and health sciences.

Click here to see a partial list of tutoring subjects.

Click here for a video on how to use Tutor.com.

Click here for instructions on how to use Tutor.com

 

 

ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES

Students requesting accommodations will need to complete the following steps:

  1. Complete a Request for Accommodations Form and attach your supporting medical documentation.
  2. Once the ADA Coordinator confirms receipt of the documentation, you'll be directed to make an appointment for an initial consultation.
  3. After the consultation, the ADA Coordinator will review all pertinent information and make a decision for reasonable accommodations for the student. 
  4. If reasonable accommodations are warranted, the student will be contacted when the accommodations are ready and there will be a final meeting for an orientation for the student receiving their accommodations.

Students requesting accommodations will need to complete the following steps:

  1. Complete a Request for Accommodations Form.
  2. Submit supporting medical documentation along with their Accommodation Request Form to the ADA Coordinator where you plan to attend classes via email. If you received accommodations at another 2 or 4 year institution, you may have this information sent to Southern Union from that institution. Procedures vary so you would need to contact the department where you received your accommodations for the procedure on how this is done at that institution.
  3. Once the ADA Coordinator confirms receipt of your documentation, you'll be directed to make an appointment to discuss the accommodations.
  4. After the consultation, the ADA Coordinator will review all pertinent information and make a decision for reasonable accommodations for the student. 

    If reasonable accommodations are warranted, the student will be contacted when the accommodations are ready and there will be a final meeting for an orientation for the student receiving their accommodations.

Opelika Campus: Cydney Mathews (cmathews@suscc.edu) , Business & Technology Center, Room 110 - Phone: 334-745-6437, Ext. 5488

Valley Campus: Robin Brown (rbrown@suscc.edu) Main Building -  Phone: 334-756-4151, Ext. 5204

Wadley Campus: Carol Howell (chowell@suscc.edu) Administrative Building, Suite 211- Phone: 256-395-2211, Ext. 5403

 

Some accommodations provided include:
  • Testing Accommodations (additional testing and/or quiet, distraction-reduced testing, oral testing)
  • Note Takers
  • Assistive Technology for Notetaking (Sonocent Notetaking Software, Reader Pens, Livescribe Pen)
  • Ability to record lectures
  • For hearing impaired students: Remote captioning, Phonak FM-System, Interpreters
  • Dragon Naturally-Speaking 

Requests for Accommodations Form

Criteria for Disability Documentation

ADA Release Form for other schools (for Southern Union students to request to transfer their records to another institution.)

STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES STAFF

Picture of Cydney Mathews

Cydney Mathews Coordinator, Student Success Center
ADA Coordinator-Opelika Campus
Email: cmathews@suscc.edu  Phone: 334-745-6437, Ext. 5488

 

Destin Priester, Math Tutor
dpriester@suscc.edu
Sherri Sumners, Writing Coach
ssumners@suscc.edu
Isaiah Prather, Math Tutor
iprather@suscc.edu
Noori Mallaji, Writing Coach
nmallaji@suscc.edu
Rachel Friend, Science & Math Tutor
rfriend@suscc.edu
   Shellie Smith, Writing Coach 
   shelliesmith@suscc.edu
 Lee Smith, Math Tutor
 leesmith@suscc.edu
Carlena Barker, Writing Coach (Wadley)
cbarker@suscc.edu
Melanie Fisk, Writing Coach
mfisk@suscc.edu
Jennifer Gray, Writing Coach (Wadley)
jgray@suscc.edu
Suzanne Byrd, Writing Coach
sbyrd@suscc.edu