Pathways Academic Assistance Center


Hours of Operation

Fall and Spring




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 Center for Student Success offers Tutoring and Supplemental Instruction as support services designed to help students achieve academic success.

Tutoring assists students by providing one-on-one, need-specific academic help. Tutoring sessions, by appointment, are recommended although walk-in requests are available.

Supplemental Instruction (SI) assists students by providing regularly scheduled, out-of-class study sessions. SI sessions are open to all class members and welcome all students in the course. Sessions focus on content and learning/study skills strategies. Consult the SI leader in your class to find out when sessions are offered and/or click one of the following links for more information

What’s the difference between tutoring and supplemental instruction? 

  • along in order to accurately assess what they mastered and what they have not.
  • Students use the Tutoring Center well before an assignment is due or an exam is to be taken. It is very difficult for tutors to provide assistance when students come in just before an assignment is due or only hours before an exam.
  • Students come to the Tutoring Center with realistic expectations. Tutoring is a process that encourages learning, and as such, requires time and commitment. Sometimes a student’s difficulty will be resolved in one session and sometimes a student may require regular support from a tutor.


Tutoring Schedule

Supplemental Instruction Schedule

 Meet our team

Information for Students

Information for Faculty

Online Resourcesstudentsuccess/OnlineResources.pdf

Pathways Academic Assistance Center For More Information, Contact 

Christina Rodriguez-Gonzalez
Director, Academic Success
Center for Student Success
Jernigan Library 220


Interested in becoming part of our Academic support team? (Click below).

PAAC Tutor Application 

Receptionist Application


This page was last updated on: March 4, 2019