Academic Center for Educational Success (ACES)

“Life consists not in holding good cards, but in playing those you hold well.”
– Josh Billings

ACES provides support for students in four primary categories:

1. Services for Students with Disabilities

ACES supports students with disabilities and coordinates the provision of accommodations between students and faculty members.   Please contact Amy Hopkins Mason for assistance at or  (304) 457-6274.

2. General Learning Skills Development

ACES assists students in developing or enhancing the general learning skills necessary to be successful in college.  Services are provided individually and in groups and can be targeted to a student’s specific needs.  Current learning skills development assistance includes, but it not limited to:

  • Personal Learning Styles and Processes
  • Effective Study Techniques
  • Time Management
  • Note-taking (including active listening strategies and textbook usage)
  • Test Taking Strategies / Managing Test Anxiety

3. Subject Matter Tutoring

ACES offers subject matter tutoring using a “Peer-to-Peer” tutoring model during the fall and spring semesters.

***Tutoring requests can be made, starting the 3rd week of classes, by requesting a tutoring form at the ACES front desk.

4. Alternative Study Space

ACES Lab is defined as a congregate learning space. Although many students come to ACES to study individually, we encourage students to bring their friends for group study. Students who work together when studying for a class tend to earn higher grades. Friends who study together, even when they are studying different material, tend to motivate each other study more often and tend to study longer than those working alone.

Office Location

ACES is located on the 3rd floor of Burbick, directly across from the elevator.

General Questions


ACES Staff

Kellie McMillen

Director of Career Services & Academic Center for Educational Success
Kellie McMillen

Director of Career Services & Academic Center for Educational Success