Texas A&M University-Kingsville


Pathways Academic Assistance Center


The Pathways Academic Assistance Center's (PAAC) mission is to help students become successful and confident academically by:

  • modeling the AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) Socratic Tutorial strategies by providing the tools and resources necessary to assume responsibility for their own learning  
  • asking higher-level questions to gain deeper understanding of their rigorous content through critical thinking and inquiry process
  • utilizing Cornell note-taking as a method for mastering information, stressing Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading (WICOR)

Our tutors understand that students encounter the learning process with different degrees of strength and comfort; therefore, a collaborative approach guides our practice.  Tutors and students engage in one-on-one and/or peer conversations about the subject area while sharing knowledge and granting authority to both the tutor and student.  We recognize that differences in proficiency, linguistic and cultural background need to be taken into consideration when helping students to become efficient learners.  

The PAAC maintains a friendly environment conducive for learning.  The PAAC follows the student handbook and the PAAC Code of Conduct can be found here.  

Tutoring Subjects

We provide free tutoring specializing in mathematics, introductory sciences, CSDO, engineering, psychology, sociology, history, and geology classes. Call (361) 593-5223 to schedule an appointment, or simply walk in for math and science related subjects.

For information on undergraduate and graduate writing tutoring please visit Writing at the Center (coming soon)

Subjects Available Fall 2014


BIOL 1306

BIOL 1307 


CHEM 1311 - Gen Inorganic Chemistry I

CHEM 1312 - Gen Inorganic Chemistry II

CHEM 3323 - Organic Chemistry I

CHEM 3325 - Organic Chemistry II

CHEM 1376 - Elementary Chemistry

CHEM 1405 - General Introduction to Chemistry 

CHEM 2401 - Inorganic Quantitative Analysis

For More Information, Contact 

Pathways Academic Assistance Center

217 Jernigan Library

Kingsville, TX 78363
(361) 593 - 5223

Rebeka Silvas

Director of the Graduation Pathway Success Center

Center for Student Success

Jernigan Library 210 or 217

361-593-5250 or 361-593-2168



Christina Rodriguez-Gonzalez

Assistant Director of the Graduation Pathway Success Center/

UNIV Instructor

Center for Student Success

Jernigan Library 220

361-593-5250 or 361-593-4639


Hours of Operation - Fall and Spring
MONDAY - THURSDAY                  FRIDAY       SATURDAY               SUNDAY
   9:00 am - 8:00 pm         9:00 am - 12:00 pm         CLOSED         3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hours of Operation - Summer     
MONDAY - THURSDAY                  FRIDAY       SATURDAY               SUNDAY
   1:00 pm - 9:00 pm             CLOSED              CLOSED            CLOSED

This page was last updated on: September 15, 2014