Murphy Academic Support Center Provides Resources & Interaction, Leading To Your Academic Success

Resources Plus Interaction Equals Academic Success

The Murphy Academic Support Center helps students become more effective and efficient learners.  It provides access to in-person academic support.  Students may visit the Academic Support Center for individual or group tutoring, along with many other types of academic support.  All tutors are trained to assist students with basic study skills problems.  Tutors have also demonstrated superior ability in certain subjects that enable them to provide help related to specific courses.  The MASC also schedules workshops related to the FYS curriculum and English seminars to help strengthen writing skills.

We Are Accessible Throughout The Week

The Murphy Academic Support Center maintains accessible hours, with activities scheduled at various times.  Tutoring services are available Monday-Thursday from 9:00 A.M to 10:00 P.M., Friday from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.,and Sunday from 5:00 to 9:00 P.M.  Tutors can help clarify concepts and techniques in virtually every course Tiffin University offers that will help enhance your work and assist you in becoming an independent, organized student.

If you are looking to receive help for a writing assignment, we encourage you to schedule an appointment.  It is possible to drop in at the Center and secure an immediate appointment, but students should not count on this, especially in high demand times around mid-term and finals.  It is best to schedule an appointment well in advance of the due date of an assignment.  No writing assignments will be reviewed within 4 hours of the time they are due.  Writing appointments vary from 30 minutes to one hour, depending on the length of the paper or assignment. The tutor will review the student's assignment and the concerns the student has about it.  Together the student and tutor will develop some strategies to accomplish the project successfully. Remember--we are not an editing service.  Tutors will help you with larger, more global types of issues with a paper, and then look for smaller, more local errors.  However, the key to the success of the visit hinges on students learning to find and fix the issues themselves.  The MASC tutors are trained to do just this: help students to become independent learners!

Open Study/Computer Lab

You do not have to use a tutor when you come in the Center.  It may be just the environment you need to work on some homework or a major project.  There are computers and a printer available, and the Center has wireless capability so you can bring your own lap top if you prefer.

Computer Lab hours are Monday-Sunday from 8:00 am to 12:00 am.

It's Free

The Murphy Academic Supports Center services are available free of charge to all Tiffin University students!

Just click here to see the current schedule.

You can call the Center at 419 448-3324 or email us at tutor@tiffin.edu