Supplemental Academic Support

What is Supplemental Academic Support?

Students registered with the Office of Disability Services are eligible to receive advising and guidance from an ODS staff member on multiple topics relating to academic success. At these meetings, students can develop skills, habits, and strategies to help them become more successful in college. This advising is not a formal accommodation but is meant to provide additional support with consideration of disability.

To schedule a Supplemental Academic Support meeting, please email the Office of Disability Services at


Support Topics Include:

  • Time management strategies
  • Study skills
  • Supplemental academic advising
  • Taking effective class notes
  • Academic goal-setting
  • Test-taking strategies
  • Textbook reading/active reading skills
  • Self-advocacy skills
  • Check-in Meetings (as desired)


Why should you meet for Supplemental Academic Support?

  • If you need help getting back on track or staying on track with your coursework;
  • To help you organize your time so you can spend it wisely;
  • To learn strategies for reading, studying, and taking notes more efficiently;
  • To track progress toward your academic goals;
  • For assistance with navigating Marquette and available resources.


What should you expect at a Supplemental Academic Support meeting?

Discussing concerns, challenges, and obstacles, exploring possible solutions, and developing a plan of action.

To make the most of Supplemental Academic Support meetings, students should bring their planner, syllabi, and any related material, such as their textbook if they want help with textbook reading.

What Supplemental Support is:

What Supplemental Support is NOT:

  • Available to students registered with ODS
  •  A two-way, interactive dialogue
  • Driven by the student’s needs & concerns
  • The opportunity to meet as often as desired


  • A formal accommodation
  • Course-specific tutoring
  • A one-sided conversation
  • Personal/mental health counseling
  • Monitoring completion of academic work
  • A promise of success

To schedule a Supplemental Academic Support meeting, please email the Office of Disability Services at

Academic Tools and Apps: 

Bloom’s Taxonomy: You may be able to remember and understand what you study, but can you apply, analyze, and evaluate it? Learn study strategies to synthesize your course material so you can ace your exams. Learn more about it here:

Brilliant: Build quantitative skills in math, science, and computer science with fun and challenging interactive explorations.

Freedom: Block distracting websites and apps that keep you from being productive.

Habitica: use this habit tracker to motivate yourself to achieve your goals, one task at a time.

Quizlet: create your own study set or search through millions made and shared by others.

StudyBlue: Similar to Quizlet, StudyBlue is a crowdsourced library of 400+ million study tools.

ToDoist: a task manager that helps you stay organized and on track.

TomatoTimer: a simple timer using the Pomodoro method of focusing on one task for 25 minutes, then taking a 5 minute break.


Other Campus Resources:

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Tutoring Program

Location: Coughlin Hall, 125

Phone: (414) 288-3270


How do I sign up for tutoring?

Come to Coughlin Hall, Room 145, and complete a Tutor Request Form. If a group is available, we will let you know on the spot or contact you as soon as possible if another group becomes available. The sign up deadline each semester is the final day to drop a course with a "W" on your transcript (usually three weeks before the last day of classes).

How do I get private/individual tutoring?

The Tutorial Program does not offer private/individual tutoring. However, we can pass along your request to our tutors as a courtesy. Any arrangements are then made outside of our office (i.e., pay, etc.).

Ott Memorial Writing Center

Location: 240 Raynor Memorial Library (Northeast corner of 2nd floor, across from large computer lab)

Phone: (414) 288-5542


Schedule an appointment:

Walk-in appointments may be available – drop by to check!


Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Friday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Sunday: 12 p.m. - 9 p.m.

What types of writing assignments can the Writing Center help me with?

Writing Center tutors major in a variety of disciplines, and can help with any paper or project, such as:

  • Personal statements, resumes, and cover letters
  • Lab reports
  • Argumentative essays across the disciplines
  • Literary analyses
  • Test-taking strategies (specifically timed essay and short-answer exams)
  • Research posters
  • PowerPoint and Prezi presentations
  • Creative writing

Office Hours

Each instructor is required to hold office hours every week. The schedule and office location can be found in your syllabi.

Why go to office hours?

Guess what? Professors want you to do well in their course, and are happy to help students who come in with questions and concerns. They can help answer not only specific content questions, but also help you strategize different ways to approach and engage with the material. Introducing yourself to your professors and building relationships may help you be more motivated in your classes, as you may hold yourself more accountable and not want to let them down by not studying hard, or skipping class!

Engineering Tutor Program

Location: Haggerty Hall, 139



Free drop-in tutoring is available to engineering students on a first-come, first-served basis. No appointment or advance sign-up necessary! Stop by with a quick question or stay a few hours.

Math Help Desk

Calculus instructors and TAs hold “office hours” at the Math Help Desk in Cudahy Hall, Room 340.

Check the schedule here: