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Student Support / Murphy Academic Support Center

Murphy Academic Support Center

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University Academic Support located in the Murphy Academic Support Center

The University Academic Support Office (UAS)/ Murphy Center is here for all Tiffin University students whether you are online, on-campus or a College Credit Plus student still in high school. Our variety of services are designed to give you the support you need, when you need it and in a manner that works for you. We understand that every student and course represent unique situations and our professional and student staff are dedicated to assisting you. We specialize in providing you the individual support that helps you achieve your academic success while building skills and preparing for your future career.

Services offered by the UAS include:

  • Academic Coaching and Recovery
  • Academic Consulting (Tutoring) both in person and virtually.
  • Computers for student use
  • E-Tutoring provided by the Ohio E-Tutoring Collaborative
  • Free printing
  • Makeup testing by Appointment.
  • Online Resource Pages
  • Select Group Study Sessions
  • Study Tables for Student Athletics, Creative Arts Members and Student Organizations
  • Webinars and Student Workshops
  • Writing Assistance

Why Use Our Services?

Students using the UAS/Murphy Center improve their course grades but also learn key strategies and skills that prepare them for future personal and career success. The skills range from time management and organization to specific academic and writing strategies that will serve them well beyond their coursework.

But what if I am already a good student?

About half of the students who use the UAS/Murphy Center have a 3.0 GPA or higher. These students use the Center to maintain their academic standing and develop their existing skills.

The UAS has something for everyone.

Whatever you’re academic standing, no matter how small or how complex the questions is, the UAS has services designed to help you. Our goal is to assist every student where possible. We start with where you are and work to get you where you need to be.

Murphy Academic Support Center Hours:
Monday-Thursday:  9 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Friday:   9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: Noon – 11 p.m.

Contact and Staff

Contact the University Academic Support Office at 419.448.3324 or email tutor@tiffin.edu

For more about our office and the services we provide please visit our UAS Office page.

Students may also stop by the desk in the UAS/Murphy Center to learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment.

Meet Our Team

brook edwards

Brook Edwards

Director of University Academic Support
419.448.3410
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Degrees & Certificates

A.B., Wilmington College, History
M.A., National University, English

A native of Southern Ohio, Brook came to Tiffin in 2020 to help develop the academic support programs. He began his career as a tutor during his undergrad before moving to campus coordinator and eventually program coordinator at the community college level. Returning to his alma mater in 2016 he assumed the management and operation of all academic supports before coming to Tiffin University in 2020.

In addition to his academic work, Brook has served as the Vice-President of the Association for the Tutoring Profession, Secretary of the Ohio Association of Development Education, Professional Development Char and Board Member of the New York College Learning Skills Association, and has served as a volunteer with the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education where he co-authored a white paper on assessment in peer assisted learning centers. He is currently a member of the National College Learning Center Association, Ohio College Learning Center Association, College Reading and Learning Association and the New York College Learning Skills Association.

kyara murrell

Kyara Murrell

Murphy Academic Center
Academic Operations Manager
419.448.6025
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Degrees & Certificates

Bachelor of Criminal Justice, Tiffin University

Bio/Summary:

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Vanilla chocolate chip cookie dough with rainbow sprinkles

Favorite Movie: Mulan

Coffee or Tea: Tea

Nickname: Kiki

Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio

Motto to Live by: The glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time you fall.