Academic Center for Excellence
promoting a culture of academic success
The mission of the Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) is to provide resources and services that promote a culture of academic success among all Bluefield University students. The ACE staff are committed to meeting students where they are as learners. We seek to foster in them the skills, strategies, habits, and character necessary to become excellent students and transformational leaders.
Individual Academic Coaching
Small Group Learning
General Student Success
ACE Contact Information:
Darrin Martin, Ed. D.
Dean of Academic Support and the Academic Center for Excellence
Assistant Director of the Academic Center for Excellence
The Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) exists to further Bluefield University's goal of providing a liberal arts education that will develop the whole person.
Bluefield University Academic Center for Excellence Tutoring – Fall Semester 2023
Abigail (Abbie) Bradley Writing Tutor, Monday – Wednesday 2:00-3:00, Thursday 1:00-2:00 also tutor for Music Theory
You may also email her at email@example.com to initiate writing assistance.
Tanner Wimmer Monday 1:15-2:15 and Wednesday 1:15-2:15 Nursing (first and second year courses) Anatomy & Physiology, Fundamentals of Speech, Personal Wellness, Character Formation, Biblical Perspectives,
Julia Atkins Tuesday 1:00-3:00 Fundamentals of Speech, Character Formation, Biblical Perspectives, Intro to Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Social Research, Testing & Measurement, Group Dynamics, World Civilizations I
Marjorie Hankins Tuesday 9:00-10:30 and Thursday 9:00-10:30 Human Biology, Anatomy & Physiology, Fundamentals of Speech, Personal Wellness, Biblical Perspectives, Intro to Psychology, United States History I
Hannah Shockley Wednesday 11:30-1:30 Anatomy & Physiology, Personal Wellness, Character Formation, Biblical Perspectives, United States History I
Georgia Lewis Wednesday 11:30-1:00 and Thursday 11:00-12:30 Intro to Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Social Research, Tests & Measurements, Group Dynamics, Intro to Criminal Justice, Criminology, Theories in Deviance, Serial Killers, Law Enforcement, Corrections, Substantive Criminal Law
Jordan McFarland Wednesday 12:00-1:00 and Friday 10:30-11:30 Fitness Fundamentals, Fundamentals of Speech, Character Formation, Biblical Perspectives, Argumentative & Analytical, Literature Appreciation, College Algebra
Abigail McComas Thursday 9:00-11:00 Fundamentals of Speech, Character Formation, Biblical Perspectives, Argumentative & Analytical, Literature Appreciation, American Literature I, British Literature I, History of the English Language
Chara Wooten Thursday 10:00-12:00 Kinesiology lecture and lab, Fitness Fundamentals, Personal Wellness, United States History I
Jonathan Collier Friday 10:00-12:00 Fundamentals of Speech, World Civilizations I, Cyber Security, Information System & Fundamentals, Networking Fundamentals
The ACE is open and available for students to use for studying, computer and printer access, and individually scheduled tutoring sessions Monday to Sunday, 6:00 am –12:00 midnight. ACE staff are regularly available Monday to Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm.
The ACE is located on the first floor of Rish Hall. To get to the ACE, walk down the sidewalk in front of Rish Hall (which faces College Avenue) and enter the lower level through the double doors beneath the porch with the rocking chairs. Once through the double doors, proceed down the steps and turn right into the ACE center.