About Us

About Us

Tutoring and Academic Support is a unit within the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education.  We are conveniently located on the second floor of the G. Wayne Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons, Suite 283. We also manage the Tutoring Reception Desk in Suite 273.

Location and Hours

Some of our programs and services include:

1-to-1 Tutoring is an appointment-based tutoring service available to all undergraduate students and covers 200+ different courses but primarily 1000- and 2000-level courses.

PLUS (Peer-Led Undergraduate Study) sessions help students enrolled in traditionally challenging courses learn in a relaxed, collaborative environment.

Drop-In Tutoring is offered in many high-demand subjects for walk-up help from course TAs and tutors.

Learning Assistant Program brings active learning to the classroom.

Meet our Team

Dr. Linda Green

Dr. Linda Green

Director

Dr. Green has been involved in STEM undergraduate education and academic support for 15 years as a faculty member and administrator.

Contact

404-894-1951

Full Bio

Dr. Green has been involved in STEM undergraduate education and academic support for 14 years as a faculty member and administrator. She earned her Ph.D. in Biology at the University of Virginia and her BA in Environmental and Evolutionary Biology at Dartmouth College. Her professional career has been devoted to undergraduate student success, and she has a strong track record of developing active teaching and learning initiatives that promote student engagement and well-being, particularly within STEM disciplines. Most recently, she was a teaching professor at Georgetown, and prior to that, served as a senior academic professional in Georgia Tech’s School of Biological Sciences from 2008 to 2016.

In this position, Dr. Green will report directly to the Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (AVPUE) and serve as a member of the OUE leadership team. She will also hold a courtesy faculty appointment in the School of Biological Sciences, where she will continue to teach undergraduate biology courses. In her role as director, she will lead our central programs and services that provide academic assistance and promote student learning (1-to-1 Tutoring, PLUS, Study Sessions, Tech Prep, etc.), primarily focused on introductory STEM and other quantitative courses. She will also partner with faculty and TAs who teach these courses and will collaborate closely with the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) to initiate and lead initiatives that improve student learning. Finally, she will work collaboratively with many of our tutoring and academic support programs across campus.
Justin Boone

Justin Boone

Assistant Director

Justin earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Dalton State College and an Master’s of Science in Mathematics from Georgia Tech.

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Justin Boone earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Dalton State College and an Master’s of Science in Mathematics from Georgia Tech. Prior to joining the Center for Academic Success, he worked in Georgia Tech’s School of Math as a graduate teaching assistant. Justin has been an instructor for learning support mathematics and leads the ITTPC CRLA certified training course. He strives to maximize the benefits that students receive from their college experience.

Outside of work, Justin’s interests include reading, camping, fishing, and learning.

Alonzo Simmons

Alonzo Simmons

PLUS Coordinator

Alonzo is a PLUS Coordinator and manages the day-to-day operations for the PLUS (Peer-Led Undergraduate Study) program. Alonzo joins us from Florida A&M University where he has been a Learning Center Coordinator and Social Media Manager.

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Alonzo Simmons is a PLUS Coordinator for Tutoring and Academic Support. He will manage the day-to-day operations for the PLUS (Peer-Led Undergraduate Study) program. He will help promote our faculty collaborations and student staff development. 

Alonzo joins TAS from Florida A&M University where he has been a Learning Center Coordinator and Social Media Manager. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from Florida A&M University.

Erica Chaviano

Erica Chaviano

Tutoring Coordinator

Erica Chaviano earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies with a minor in Organizational Leadership and her Master’s of Science in Higher Education Administration from Buffalo State College in upstate New York. She oversees the 1-to-1 Tutoring and Drop-In Tutoring programs.

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Prior to joining the Georgia Tech team, Erica worked in the Office of Housing and Residence Life as a Housing Supervisor for 5 years at Valdosta State University. Working with underrepresented student leaders and cultivating opportunities for students to feel supported, safe, and connected are Erica’s reasons for the work she does. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and taking recommendations for new shows to binge! 

Welcome
From the Director

“Welcome to Georgia Tech’s Tutoring and Academic Support programs, where students take academic achievement to the next level. Within our programs, you will find peer-led supplemental instruction and peer tutoring services that provide the skills and strategies to help you excel. We also work closely with the office Undergraduate Advising and Transition to ensure that you receive the guidance you need as you negotiate Georgia Tech’s rigorous degree requirements and prepare for your career. 

Graduating from Georgia Tech is an exhilarating journey, which can be made easier and more enjoyable with the help of your community. We have the resources and staff to help make your journey to graduation easier and more rewarding. 

 Please stop by to learn more. We’re conveniently located in Clough Commons, just beyond the Starbucks. We’re eager to hear from you and to discover new ways to help you reach the finish line.”

– Dr. Linda Green