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. 


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


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 2014-2015 GPS Tutors here!

Mentoring Job Application

To apply to be a GPS Tutor for the Spring 2016 semester, please click here

Deadline to submit is December 4, 2015

For More Information, Contact

Rebeka Silvas
Director, Mentoring and Tutoring
Center for Student Success
Jernigan Library 210
Christina Gonzalez
Assistant Director, Mentoring and Tutoring/UNIV Coordinator
Center for Student Success
Jernigan Library 223




This page was last updated on: November 20, 2015