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Academic Support

About Us

The Academic Support Division enriches the educational, intellectual, and personal growth of AUD’s diverse student population by assisting them in developing skills and strategies to effectively respond to academic challenges. These support programs will help students achieve academic success and embrace life-long learning habits.
 
The Division offers a range of services to help students develop their own educational goals and succeed in their chosen program of study. These academic support services include: individualized academic counseling, access to tutoring and peer-tutoring, workshops, among other. The Office of Student Retention and Success also retains a list of tutors who offer individual tutoring sessions for students in need of academic assistance.

For any inquiries or questions, drop us an email to: academicsupport@aud.edu

Mission

The Academic Support Division focuses on building AUD students’ academic and life skills, thus enabling them to develop strategies to respond productively to any challenges that they may face.

Goals

  • To identify and coach students facing academic difficulties, enhancing personal resilience and building skills for academic success through individualized needs assessment, action planning, and follow up.
  • To enhance the productivity of all AUD students by availing a variety of tools, information, and activities to build academic and life skills adapted to today’s rapidly changing environment.
  • To collaborate with all AUD academic and administrative departments to ensure support mechanisms are responsive, available, and effectively used by AUD students.

Tutoring Services

As an AUD student you have access to the following support services:

WRITING CENTER
The American University in Dubai offers the services of a Writing Center where all members of the AUD community (students/staff/faculty) can receive one-to-one assistance on writing tasks. Students can receive assistance on assignments at various stages of the process of completion. Assistance is provided by full- and part-time instructors on writing tasks in any discipline with a focus on developing overall academic writing skills. Throughout each semester, Writing Center staff offer workshops for all AUD members on various topics related to writing (i.e., sentence combining, in-text documentation, etc.).

Spring 2021 semester hours are listed below:

WRITING CENTER HOURS

LOCATION: WRITING CENTER in TEAMs
(All students are automatically members)

Sunday

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Monday

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Tuesday

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Wednesday

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Thursday

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The Virtual Writing Center: CLICK HERE

MATH TUTORING CENTER
The Math Tutoring Center provides students enrolled in mathematics courses (including Math 090, 095, 101, 103, 104, 105, 200, 201, 205, 210, and 220) the opportunity to receive assistance in their efforts to be successful in these courses. The Center operates on a walk-in basis. There is no need to make an appointment. The tutors who staff the Center are students who have demonstrated an excellent ability to understand mathematics as well as an ability to help others understand. Students are encouraged to utilize the Center as often as needed. The Center operates throughout the semester (except for the first week of classes and the week of final exams) and is open Sunday through Thursday (unless otherwise specified).

ENGINEERING TUTORING CENTER
The Engineering Tutoring Center at AUD provides Engineering students enrolled in physics and programming courses (PYHS 201, PHYS 202, ENGG 140, EECE 250) with the assistance they need to excel in these courses. The center aims to help students attain the outcomes required in terms of problem solving, experimentation, and algorithm development. Tutoring is provided by senior students who have extensive experience in these topics, as well as Engineering instructors.

PUBLIC SPEAKING TUTORING CENTER
The Public Speaking Tutoring Center (PSTC) welcomes any student to walk in and work one-to-one with a peer tutor on their oral communication skills. Students choose what they want to improve on and the tutor guides them through exercises, discussions, or practicing their full presentation for feedback. The PSTC remedies various student issues (e.g. anxiety) while aiding faculty (e.g. instructional assistance). Tutors are overseen by AUD’s Professor of Oral Rhetoric, and they are trained with an inventory of methods to assist students.

For current hours and booking information, see out LIBGuide page: https://libguides.aud.edu/academicsupport/resources

Peer Tutors

AUD Student Tutors provide academic support and encouragement for those students who are experiencing academic distress.

Peer Tutors assist students with content-related issues and questions; discuss difficult academic concepts and provide novel and creative approaches to understanding them; listen attentively and provide clear explanations of academic problem areas and create a welcoming environment for students in academic distress.

To access the AUD peer tutoring network, see the Academic Support Division in C326. 

To become a peer tutor, also go to C326 to apply.