Student Support Services - The Tutoring Center

The Tutoring Center - "Your Link to Graduation."

Our Tutoring Center significantly contributes to our students' success. During the 2012-13 academic year, over 50% of active participants made the Dean's list during the Fall and Spring semesters, twenty-seven (27) students were inducted into the Golden Key Honor Society, and forty-seven (47) participants graduated from Hampton University in December 2012 and May 2013. Of that number, three graduated Summa Cum Laude, nine graduated Magna Cum Laude, six graduated Cum Laude, and fourteen graduated with honors. Our students' success is a testament to the effectiveness of our Tutoring Center and the dedicated work of our Tutor Coordinator.

Participants may receive tutoring in Accounting, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, English, History, Math, Physics, Psychology, and Spanish Monday–Thursday from 8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. and Friday from 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Students are reminded that tutors cannot take the place of course instructors, but will provide additional assistance outside the classroom to help them become independent thinkers.

To receive tutorial services, students must agree to the following conditions:

  • Report to all tutoring sessions on time.
  • Attend class regularly.  Classroom instruction and lectures are the heart of every course and without this material you cannot expect to be successful.
  • Complete all assignments and draft specific questions to ask your tutor in preparation for each session.
  • Utilize the professor's office hours whenever you need help. Do not expect your tutor to replace your professor.
  • Provide at least 24 hours advance notice whenever you need to cancel a tutoring session.
  • Conduct all tutoring sessions in the Tutorial Center unless otherwise approved by the Tutor Coordinator.
  • Discuss misunderstood information with your instructor during class or during office hours.
  • Promptly respond to evaluation surveys and other mailings from the Tutor Coordinator.
  • Complete a tutee survey after each session to inform the Tutor Coordinator of any problems or concerns.

How to Sign up for Tutoring

Complete a Request for Tutorial Assistance Form, a Tutee Availability Sheet, Sign a Tutee Responsibility Contract, and submit each form to the Tutor Coordinator. All forms can be obtained from the SSS website or from a staff member in the office. A prospective tutor will then contact you to select a mutual day and time to meet for tutoring within one week.

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

The purpose of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) personality inventory is to help students make use of Carl Jung's theory that seemingly random variation in behavior is actually quite orderly and consistent, resulting from differences in the ways individuals prefer to use their perception and judgment. The instrument helps students identify their basic preferences from each of the four dichotomies specified or implicit in Jung's theory:

  • Favorite world: Do you prefer to focus on the outer world or on your own inner world? This is called  Extraversion (E) or Introversion (I).
  • Information: Do you prefer to focus on the basic information you take in or do you prefer to interpret and add meaning? This is called Sensing (S) or Intuition (N).
  • Decisions: When making decisions, do you prefer to first look at logic and consistency or first look at the people and special circumstances? This is called  Thinking (T) or Feeling (F).
  • Structure: In dealing with the outside world, do you prefer to get things decided or do you prefer to stay open to new information and options? This is called  Judging (J) or Perceiving (P).

The questionnaire takes between 15-25 minutes to complete and there are no right or wrong answers. After taking the MBTI, students may review their results to evaluate if their personality type (preference) correlates well to their chosen field of study and/or career. Program participants may opt to take the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assessment in a group setting. Students interested in the November 4, 2013 administration of the MBTI should sign up with Mrs. Cansler in the office.

MBTI information excerpted from the MBTI® Manual: A Guide to the Development and Use of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®

Online Resources

The Tutoring Center encourages students to take advantage of the following online resources:

The Learning Express Library ( provides assistance with the following:

  • Personal Finance Skills Improvement
  • Public Speaking Skills Improvement
  • Math and Reasoning Skills Improvement
  • Reading Comprehension Skills Improvement
  • Science Skills Improvement
  • Vocabulary and Spelling Skills Improvement
  • Writing and Grammar Skills Improvement
  • Graduate School Entrance Exams Preparation
  • Technical and Career College Skills
  • College Placement Preparation

The Assignment Calculator  ( develops students time management skills for projects or long term assignments. Students input an assignments start and due dates, and the Assignment Calculator will assign dates to complete each step of your project or long term assignment.

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Student Support Services

Contact Us

Student Suppport Services
Hampton University 
P.O Box 6212
101 Armstrong-Slater
Hampton, VA 23668

Fax: (757) 728-6614
Phone: (757) 727-5611

Mikael Davis, Director

Michelle Pritchett,
Tutor Coordinator

Latrece Cowell, Admin. Assistant

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