Texas A&M University-Kingsville

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Graduation Pathway Success Center

The Center for Student Success established the Graduation Pathway Success Center in the Fall 2012 semester as part of a brand new First Year Javelina Initiative.  The Graduation Pathway Success (GPS) Center, located in Jernigan Library 210, houses the GPS Tutors and Professional Academic Advisors.  The GPS Tutors are current Texas A&M University Kingsville students who serve as mentors to the incoming freshmen at TAMUK. 

The GPS Tutoring program is a mentoring program designed to support incoming freshmen in making a successful and enjoyable transition from high school to college by creating educational and supportive relationships designed to direct students to be successful in their first year of college.  The GPS Tutors help ease the transition from high school to college by sharing skills and positive habits, guiding students to resources and opportunities on campus, and promoting positive decision making. 

Mission

The mission of the Graduation Pathway Success Center Pathway Tutoring program is to support the mission of the Center for Student Success by assisting in the successful transition from high school to college for First Year Javelinas by providing the opportunity for a one-to-one mentor relationship.  The Graduation Pathway Success Tutor will contribute to the academic and personal growth of incoming freshmen by offering their insights into academic and student support issues.  They will strive to promote academic excellence and student success at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. 

Program Goals

  • Support the transition process of first time freshmen to A&M Kingsville
  • Increase the student's connection with the university
  • Provide informal academic, career/professional and personal guidance
  • Connect First Year Javelinas with campus resources

Mentoring

GPS Tutoring is tied in with the UNIV University Success course that is take by all first time in college freshmen.  Each freshmen is required to meet with a GPS Tutor once a week for 30 minutes.  Each UNIV section is assigned a GPS Tutor who has a similar major to the students in the course. 

Meet the 2013-2014 GPS Tutors here!

To apply to be a GPS Tutor for the 2014-2015 year, please click here

For More Information, Contact

Rebeka Silvas
Director of the Graduation Pathway Success Center
Center for Student Success
Jernigan Library 210
361-563-2168
rebeka.silvas@Tamuk.edu
      
Kristine Wright
Assistant Director of the Graduation Pathway Success Center/
UNIV Instructor
Center for Student Success
Jernigan Library 210
361-593-3047
kristine.delgado2@tamuk.edu

  


 


 


This page was last updated on: May 07, 2014