ATLAS (Advising, Tutoring, Learning, & Academic Support)

The ATLAS unit is comprised of the Center for Academic Support, Student Success & Academic Advising Center, and First Year Experience. ATLAS provides pathways to foster student academic and individual success. Our vision is to work as a unit, helping students navigate their educational journal through advising, tutoring, learning, and academic support.

Center for Academic Support

(816) 271-4524

The Center for Academic Support is dedicated to helping students excel in college. The primary goal of the Center is to complement students’ classroom instruction by providing support in the following areas:

  1. tutoring in math, from Foundations for University Mathematics I (MAT 081 Foundations for University Mathematics I) through Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (MAT 167 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I);
  2. tutoring in writing for any course on campus;
  3. content tutoring for most courses on campus.

The Center also sponsors study groups, Supplemental Instruction (SI), and special sessions such as graphing calculator workshops. The Center's services are designed to assist students in both their general studies and upper division courses.

Staffed by full-time professionals and trained student tutors, the Center emphasizes individualized attention and flexible services. Most students receive one-on-one tutoring, while others work in small groups or independently with computer software, books and other materials. The Center's website contains numerous handouts that students can download, a list of available content tutors, information about the staff, and a detailed explanation of services and hours.

The Center for Academic Support is located in Hearnes Center 213. The services, materials and programs the Center has to offer are free to Missouri Western students. For more information or to make an appointment, call the CAS.