Psychology Student Success Center

Welcome


The Psychology Student Success Center at Arizona State University is your ultimate resource for academic excellence and success in the fields of psychology and neuroscience. Access our comprehensive and free tutoring services, customized to your coursework needs. As a student studying in ASU's Department of Psychology, you can receive expert peer-to-peer coaching in writing, statistics, identified course content and more. Take your next steps to elevate your academic performance and achieve your goals by booking an appointment today.

Designed to help you succeed

Expert tutors

Our hand-picked team of experienced and passionate tutors, called “Student Success Coaches,” are here to assist you every step of the way. They’re your peers. Student Success Coaches are students dedicated to helping other students. They’ve succeeded in the classes you are currently taking and create an approachable, judgment-free zone for any questions you might have.

Tailored assistance

Whether you’re needing to talk through papers, craft a cover letter, gain clarification on challenging concepts like statistics and research methods, fill out a scholarship application, or simply seek general study support, our coaches can help. Students enrolled in foundational and upper-division psychology and neuroscience courses are encouraged to book appointments.

Zoom convenience

We understand the demands of a modern student schedule, and that’s why our tutoring appointments are primarily offered on Zoom. Access our services from the comfort of your home, or anywhere there is an internet connection, and take advantage of our flexible weekend and evening appointments. If you prefer face-to-face coaching, a special request can be made through the online booking system.

Getting started

Secure the help you need with free tutoring services for students studying psychology and neuroscience at ASU.

 How it works 


Setting up an appointment is easy. Use our online booking system to choose a service type, day and time that best fits your schedule. If you’d like to meet in person, note that in the special requests section. After you’ve made an appointment, a Student Success Coach will email you with your session’s custom Zoom link! If you’d like to meet in person, note that in the comments when booking online and wait for an email from your coach confirming the meeting place and time.

Come to the session prepared by letting your coach know the specific questions or topics you’d like to cover before you meet. Participate actively in the tutoring session and watch your understanding and confidence soar. If something isn’t making sense, don’t be afraid to say so. We’re interested in learning and growing with you. Let us know how we’re doing by filling out the brief survey emailed to you after your session has ended.


Make an appointment

Business hours

Schedule your tutoring session at your convenience, including weekend and evening hours. Use our online booking system to view available days and times for appointments. 

Summer 2024 schedule

The Psychology Student Success Center is on a hiatus until after Memorial Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, May 28, with one coach available and will be fully staffed for the fall semester beginning on August 29.

Business hours

Schedule your tutoring session at your convenience, including weekend and evening hours. Use our online booking system to view available days and times for appointments. If you want to meet with a particular coach, select their name from the "Select Staff" option, and you'll be presented with their accessible working hours.

Meet our coaches

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Makaela R.

Makaela is an aspiring graduate student who is studying neuroscience with a minor in data science. She's an experienced TA and adept at helping with courses like NEU 101, NEU 310, NEU 325 and NEU 394. Reach out to her for neuroscience course support!

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Simona D.

Simona is a pre-med psychology major with a minor in biology. She's an aspiring Psychiatrist with plans to attend medical school, and feels extra confident supporting you in classes like PSY 101, PSY 230, PSY 290, PSY 350, PSY 366 and PSY 394.

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Frequently asked questions

Are these tutoring services really free?

It's totally free! Visiting the Psychology Student Success Center won't cost you anything. The Department of Psychology prioritizes student success and has hired tutors to provide this service free of charge you and your peers. 

What kind of appointment do I need?

Book "writing support" for general help in writing CV's, cover letters and scholarship applications. This is a great option if you have a smaller task or a quick question about your writing assignment. This session can be booked to help answer general questions about your success inside and outside of ASU, too.

"Psychology course support" caters to specific class needs in the field of psychology. For instance, If you need help studying for an exam, this is the session we advise booking! 

Reserve "statistics support" for assistance in understanding statistical content and research methods. 

"Neuroscience course support" pairs you with a Student Success Coach who can help answer your neuroscience questions. For example, if the homework for NEU 290 isn't making sense, secure this appointment type.

Why aren't more appointments available?

Our team of Student Success Coaches are students, too. They need time to study for classes and relax in between their tutoring sessions, so we've limited their individual availability to 10 hours a week.

If you believe the Psychology Student Success Center could benefit from additional Student Success Coaches, please provide that feedback! A survey will be emailed out to you after each tutoring session.

Help! I need urgent neuroscience or psychology support.

First, refer to the online booking system to see when a coach may next be available. Remember to plan for the future. Check syllabi for upcoming tests and project deadlines and secure you appointment in advance. It’s easy to cancel later if you decide you no longer need the support.

  • Neuroscience students: Coach Makaela has on-call hours to help you prepare for large exams and assignments. Email her at mrross8@asu.edu suggesting an alternative meeting time. She’ll do her best to coordinate a coaching session that works with your schedule.

Will I be judged if I don't understand something?

Never. Our coaches are here to help you with all levels of questions.

Where is the Psychology Student Success Center located?

We primarily meet with students via Zoom and do not have a physical office space. If you'd like to meet your coach in person, advanced notice must be requested in the online booking system. Wait for your coach to follow-up with you in email and confirm a physical meeting space for your session.