The Tomás Rivera Center offers a variety of programs to meet students’ individual learning assistance needs. Academic Coaches are available for personal appointments to help students identify academic strengths and to assist students in building effective study skills. Information-packed workshops are offered that teach advanced techniques for studying. Program services are specialized for the needs of undergraduate and graduate UTSA students.
Academic Coaching is the one-on-one process of helping students identify their strengths and weaknesses, then devising a personalize approach to studying. Academic Coaches can help with everything from organizing and managing your time better to overcoming challenges with long term writing projects to enhancing your presentation skills.
The Expert Learner Series is a set of workshops presented each semester on a variety of topics that challenge many students.
These include managing time, reading and note taking effectively, overcoming procrastination, and exam preparation and test taking. Foundation for Success workshops focus on resetting a student's approach to studying with introductory strategies for academic success and is geared toward students on either Academic Warning or Academic Probation. Registration is required.
Students can come to any or all of these workshops at no additional cost!
Academic Success Coaching offers two Writing Institutes each spring, one during spring break and another during mid-May.
These intensive workshops aid graduate students in completing large writing projects such as thesis, dissertation, or seminar paper.
The Institute also provides time for focused writing and one-on-one writing consultations. The Institute is most beneficial for graduate students in the beginning stages of the writing process.
Space is limited, and applications and a nominal fee are required. Lunch will be provided, and participants will receive a workbook and writing manual.
In this six-week support group, students can receive strategies and encouragement for issues surrounding their thesis, dissertation, or exit paper. Groups meet each semester at both Main and Downtown campuses. Topics include overcoming procrastination, building confidence, stress/time management, conquering writing blocks, working with committee members, and defense preparation. Space is limited and registrations is required.
These online resources, compiled by the TRC, are designed to provide supplemental academic support. For additional assistance on how to apply any resource you find on this site, please contact our office to make an appointment with any of our Academic Coaches at the TRC.