Academic Centers for Excellence

Mission Statement

The mission of the IU South Bend Academic Centers for Excellence is to provide students the opportunity to develop diverse skills and strategies necessary for academic success within a safe and inclusive learning environment.

The Academic Centers for Excellence is comprised of:

The Writers' Room, which offers drop-in writing tutoring for any subject, any course as well as WriteWell Coaching.

The Learning Center, which offers drop-in tutoring and exam reviews for many courses and departments including Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Business and Economics, Accounting, Foreign Languages, Philosophy, Psychology, Computer Science and Computing, Music, and others. Click here for SCHEDULES. The Learning Center also hosts Supplemental Instruction for specific sections of selected courses and Study Smarter Coaching to enhance Study Skills.

We offer a variety of learning support programs to assist you in developing the skills and strategies that will help you become an even more successful learner. Start by checking out the resources available right here on our website. On the Learning Resources page you'll find numerous links for help with course content as well as student skills improvement. If you need help finding a more efficient study system, complete the Study Skills Inventory. Once you know the areas you need to work on, you can apply to be matched with a Study Smarter Coach. Study Smarter Coaching sessions are uniquely personalized to address your specific concerns and to foster success in the areas that you prioritize.

Come visit us and ask about our other services! We're located in the Administration Building in room 122. If you've never participated in any of our programs or services, we have a great team of student assistants, tutors, Supplemental Instruction Leaders, and Study Smarter coaches to assist you. They're all students, just like you, and they know what it's like to juggle work and studies, to compete for scholarships and places in limited-access programs, and they have successfully completed classes with the same instructors you have now.

If you're not getting A's, but you have the motivation to do so, chances are very good we can help. We know for a fact that students who consistently use our services get more A's than those who don't. Contact us today to find out how!

If you have any questions, please email the center or stop by.