Academic Enrichment Center

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Message from the Academic Enrichment Center:

During this unprecedented time, the AEC staff will continue to offer academic support for certain general education courses and subjects. We ask that you be open to flexibility and creativity in the delivery of these services and remember that remote tutoring will be different from face-to-face tutoring. It is also important to know that tutoring is not teaching, and your best resource is always your instructor.

Check back regularly for updates or feel free to contact Sharon West at west.sharon@mcm.edu or (325) 793-4620.

 

Hours of Operation

During the fall and spring semesters, the AEC is normally open during the following hours:

Sunday: 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Monday-Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Friday:  8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

Online Tutoring

For students in quarantine, tutoring can be accessed through MS TEAMS on the McMurry AEC Tutors team during the following hours as tutors are available:

Sunday - Thursday: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m

 

Important Links For 2021 Tutoring

Math Tutor Schedule
Online Tutoring Access
STEM Student Resources
Writing Tutor Schedule

 

Staff

  • Rachael Bein,  Director of Academic Enrichment and Instructor of Developmental Mathematics
  • Beth Laurence,  AEC Writing Coordinator/Instructor of Developmental English
  • Sharon Payne,  AEC Evening Lab Supervisor
  • Sharon West,  Academic Enrichment Coordinator
  • Beth St Jean,  AEC Math Coordinator/Instructor of Developmental Math
  • Dana Alvarez,  AEC Math Tutor/Instructor of Developmental Math

 

What is the AEC?

The Academic Enrichment Center (AEC), located in the Jay Rollins Library, is an integral part of the academic services of McMurry University. The AEC serves the university by providing academic support and instructional resources for students, staff, and faculty in a comprehensive learning environment.

Is the AEC for me?

If you need a learner friendly environment in which to study, the AEC is the place. If you need access to software, computer, or printer to complete assignments or to supplement instruction, the AEC has the resources you need. If you are a McMurry student who is experiencing frustration in a particular subject, or you just want to improve your performance in an area of study, the AEC’s services will benefit you. The primary function of the AEC is to provide vital academic support services to all McMurry students through programs designed to help underprepared students prepare, prepared students advance, and advanced students excel. Through the tools and services provided, the AEC helps enable students from all economic and educational backgrounds to pursue academic excellence.

What does the AEC offer?

Resources include a scanner, a color printer, a Xerox printer/copier, fax machine, and access to academic software programs. Services provided include professional tutoring, peer tutoring, computer tutorials, and internet access. Other services provided include academic counseling and study skills development.

Tutoring

The AEC offers a wide range of free tutorial services to support the general education coursework of the university. The Director of Academic Enrichment, the AEC Math Coordinator, the AEC Writing Coordinator, and one professional math tutor provide assistance in specific areas of study. Peer tutors are also available to assist students in various subject areas. These students have been recommended by at least two professors and are trained and certified by our Level 1 CRLA Tutor Program. In addition, several faculty members make themselves available for tutoring as part of our Faculty FaceTime program.

Computer Lab

The AEC contains a computer lab with 19 IBM-compatible computers, one scanner, a xerox black and white printer and a laser color printer. All computers come with the full Microsoft Office Suite and access to the internet.