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John A. Miller Academic Success Center

kc_ascThe mission of the John A. Miller Academic Success Center (ASC) is to promote student success by supporting students in the pursuit of their academic and professional goals. Utilizing a student-centered approach, the ASC addresses students’ diverse learning needs and works with students to develop their individual strengths and realize their academic potential. In doing so, the ASC staff encourages students to take an active role in their education and empowers students to become independent, lifelong learners.

The ASC staff partners with faculty, advisors, and deans to provide a targeted, faculty-driven tutoring experience. The ASC supports all programs, including General Education and the Laureate English Program (LEP), and provides tutoring assistance for a variety of subjects, including writing, cost control, and accounting. All ASC services are provided to Kendall College students at no cost.

Below is a list of some of our services:

Academic Tutoring – Tutoring appointments with our full-time ASC Support Specialists are available by request and can occur in person, over the phone, through e-mail, and virtually using online video and screen sharing technology Mondays – Fridays. Both one-on-one and small group tutoring sessions are available to ensure that student’s individual needs are met.

Peer Tutoring – The English and Math Peer Tutors are an important part of the ASC team and the greater Kendall College community. They come highly recommended by faculty and go through extensive training. Please check out the ASC Webpage for information about our current Peer Tutors and the days and times peer tutoring is available.

Workshops – The ASC Workshops are created in partnership with faculty who teach the classes the workshops support. At these workshops, students can work with Support Specialists, Peer Tutors, and their classmates to get extra support in their class. In most cases, workshops run in the ASC immediately following class sessions so that students can get the “just-in-time” support they need.

Faculty Mentor Program – The ASC coordinates the Faculty Mentor Program in which new students are paired with a full-time faculty member who serves as their Faculty Mentor during their first quarter at Kendall. The goal of the Faculty Mentor Program is to provide a more personalized first quarter experience for students at Kendall College by helping students become oriented to the College and be more engaged and in their academic program.

Quiet Study Space – The ASC, located on the sixth floor in the Library, provides a space conducive to studying. There are areas set up for individual study and group study (pairs and small group). In addition, the ASC Classroom can be reserved by students, faculty, and staff who have a larger group that needs a private space on campus to meet.

Computers – Computers are available for student use in the ASC. There are twelve (12) computers provided in the ASC common area and three (3) computers available in the ASC Classroom.


Feel free to stop by to ask us questions or set up an appointment. The ASC is located on the sixth floor in the Library.

You can also contact the ASC staff directly for more information by calling 312.752.2376 or e-mailing us at

Please consult the ASC Webpage for information about days and times workshops and tutoring is available.

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