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Explore the Writing Center at St. Mary’s University 

The Rattler Success Center’s Writing Center is staffed with well as undergraduate and graduate students from all majors, devoted to improving writers at all levels.

Our staff understands that the ability to write well is fundamental to success in college and in life. Students in all schools and majors, and those whose first writing experiences were forged in another language, can benefit from the Center’s experienced and friendly service. 


Tutoring at St. Mary’s University 

Tutoring services are free for all St. Mary’s students. Peer tutors from the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; the Bill Greehey School of Business; and the School of Science Engineering and Technology are eager to help you grasp concepts and succeed in your courses.

We offer tutoring for the following subjects:

  • Accounting 
  • Biology 
  • Chemistry
  • Economics
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  • Foreign Languages 
  • Math
  • Philosophy 
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  • Writing

Why Tutoring is Important 

Real learning takes time. Tutoring allows students to learn concepts at their own pace so they can fully understand the subject matter. The benefits of tutoring include: 

  • Students learn important study techniques 
  • Students receive constant feedback and build confidence 
  • The more students review the information, the more comfortable they are with it, the better they can do on assignments, quizzes and exams.

Drop-In Tutoring 

When you drop-in to any of our tutoring locations, you will sit with others studying the same subject you are. After assessing your learning needs, our tutors may work with you individually or encourage you to collaborate with other students working on the same idea. We recommend that you attempt the concept independently before coming in; however, if you aren’t sure where to begin, our tutors will help you work through the concept. 

Our Tutors 

St. Mary’s tutors are selected based on professor recommendations and their GPA. All tutors must complete intensive tutor training before their first semester of tutoring and as well as maintain and advance their knowledge through regular training sessions and guidance from the program coordinator.

This means that in addition to their academic achievements, our tutors develop skills in communicating and facilitating learning skills within a diverse population of learners. 

Become a Tutor 

Tutoring is a fantastic on-campus job that provides sophomores, juniors, and seniors with professional development opportunities while honing their math, science, business and/or writing skills. Our tutors have reported that working at the Tutoring Center has strengthened their interpersonal and communication skills. We hire new tutors every semester. 



By the Numbers

During Fall 2023 91ߣƵ, the Peer Tutoring, Coaching, and Writing Center appointments were made by:

  • 36%
    First-Year Students
  • 25%
    Sophomores
  • 22%
    Juniors
  • 17%
    Seniors

During the Fall 2023 91ߣƵ semester, tutoring support covered:

  • 43%
    of Students in the School of Science, Engineering and Technology
  • 17%
    of Students in the Greehey School of Business
  • 40%
    of Students in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Questions?

    If you’re interested in learning more about the Writing Center and Tutoring, contact us. 

    Rattler Success Center
    Blume Library, Third Floor 
    210-436-3736 
    rattlersuccesscenter@stmarytx.edu

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