The Center for Academic Student Achievement, located in the Glasscock Student
Success Center offers a variety of academic support for enrolled
Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi students. These services include peer
mentoring, tutoring, and
advising for students participating in the Texas Success Initiative (TSI).
CASA's services are free and open to all currently enrolled TAMUCC students.
The Center for Academic Student Achievement's (CASA) mission is to guide
students in developing the skills necessary to be successful learners through the creation of a supportive learning environment that fosters intellectual
growth. In the supportive environment of CASA, students work collaboratively to
achieve academic success by gaining an understanding of their learning styles
and mastering learning strategies. Our goal is to help unprepared students
to prepare, prepared students to advance, and advanced students to excel.
- Our Services
CASA's Academic Insight Mentors (AIM) are assigned to all incoming first-year
freshman. Peer mentors, successful upperclassmen and graduate students, contact
students and provide them with success strategies, helpful advice, information
about a academic support services and deadlines. The peer mentors draw on a
wealth of experiences to guide students in making wise academic choices while
they are attending the Island University.
Peer tutoring represents one of the largest and most utilized services at CASA.
The tutoring program offers assistance to students in over forty-five subjects.
CASA's award-winning program employs tutors who are experts in their fields and
assist students on an individual basis or in small groups. Tutoring sessions are
facilitated in CASA's labs and house computers with Internet access, MS
Office and a variety of class specific software.
Most tutoring is conducted on a walk-in basis, students simply need to check
tutoring schedules and locations on this website. Please note that CASA's
Writing Center, which assists students with writing and composition
assignments, recommends that students make an appointment. Please visit the
Writing Center website for more information.
Supplemental Instruction (SI), a component of the Tutoring program, offers assistance
to students enrolled in specific core classes. A tutor, known as a Supplemental
Instruction Leader, attends class lectures and then offers individual or small
groups assistance at scheduled times outside of class. For more information on
Supplemental Instruction click
Students participating in the Texas Success Initiative (TSI), a state program designed
to ensure at-risk students succeed in reading, writing, and mathematics, are
required to meet with CASA's Retention Specialists before registering for
classes. The Retention Specialists are full-time staff members who monitor TSI
student's progress and guide them to
on-campus academic resources.
If you have any questions about CASA's services or are interested in becoming a CASA student
employee please call us at (361)825-5933 or email Retention.Office@tamucc.edu.