Academic Support Services

Academic support for students by overseeing individual and group interventions.

  • Serve as academic support on behalf of students
  • Teach students strategies to succeed academically one-on-one and in group settings
  • Assist students in the transition to a profoundly different learning environment
  • Collaborate as a team (Learning Strategies Coordinator, CACs, Counselors, Staff, Resident Counselors, and Faculty) to support students with their academics, and advocate for students in academic and social intervention meetings

Sophomores and identified upperclassmen needing extra academic support have mandatory study hours in the residence halls from 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. During the first semester, all days are required. As students demonstrate responsible study habits and maintain their grades, they may no longer be required to attend every day.

Room Number: Residence Halls 

Writing Center Tutors are available to help students brainstorm, write thesis statements, make an outline/organization plan, learn how to use MLA, APA and Chicago Style citations, and polish final drafts and revisions. The Writing Center is located in A109, but tutors are also available to help in the residence halls during evening hours. Visit the Writing Center to meet with a Writing Center Tutor, or ask your RC for a list of residence hall Writing Center Tutors during evening hours.

Writing Center Hours

A Day:  9:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
B Day:  9:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
I Day:   11:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
C Day:  9:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
D Day:  9:00 a.m. - 4:20 p.m.
The Writing Center is closed during Midday.

The Math Center is now open in the Fish Bowl area, which is the room adjacent to A-152. the Math Center will be staffed by Peer Tutors for several mods on ABCD days and staffed by math faculty during Support & Engagement periods. View the weekly schedule here.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the operation of the Math Center, please reach out to Mr. Brummet (

Peer Tutors are IMSA students who have been approved by subject-specific faculty to assist students one-on-one in the halls, IRC, and Math Center, as well as host study sessions during mid-terms and finals week.

Education Plans

Education plans are created to support students needing additional assistance in and/or outside of the classroom. Contact Dr. Linda Hefferin at or refer to the Student Parent Handbook for more information.

Office Hours and Review Sessions

Faculty hours and offices vary per individual. Please reach out to specific faculty to schedule a time to meet. Students are not limited to seeing their specific teacher. Students are welcomed and encouraged to seek support from other faculty in the department, as well.

SI Chemistry1:55 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. on ABCDI DaysB110
SI Physics1:00 p.m.- 2:30 p.m. on I DaysB114/116
CSI12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. on I DaysA133
OOP11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on I DaysA133
MSIStudents can meet with teachers when needed
MI II1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. on I DaysA151
MI III12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. on I DaysA135
MI IV1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. on I Days

Residence Counselors (RCs)

Not only do RCs offer residential support and resources for students, but they can also assist with students’ academic success. RCs can refer and guide students to appropriate staff, faculty, and administrators, and serve as an advocate in the academic building on their behalf.

Peer Tutor Coordinators

RCs also manage the peer tutors within each hall. Students ask an RC in their building for the schedule and availability of peer tutors. If additional support is needed, students should contact one of the following individuals below.

Academy Advocate

Assigned IMSA faculty or staff to offer additional support for identified students to succeed academically and emotionally. Advocates can be assigned to any student anytime throughout the school year.

Contact Dr. Anita White at or Dr. Linda Hefferin at for more information.