In response to COVID-19 and Heritage University classes moving online, the Academic Skills Center (ASC) is offering the following options for tutoring:

Online Tutoring by ASC Staff
ASC tutors are offering online tutoring sessions via Zoom during regular ASC hours. These sessions can be accessed using any internet-connected computer or mobile device. Please schedule your appointment via our appointment booking program below, and your tutor will reach out with information about how to connect to your session.

Smarthinking Online Tutoring
We are continuing to offer free online access to Smarthinking, which connects you with qualified, off-campus tutors for 24-hour-a-day assistance in all subjects. Please see below for more information about this service.

The ASC is committed to providing high-quality academic support while protecting the health of our tutors, students, and the community at large. We appreciate your support and patience as we adjust our services to meet the evolving needs of the Heritage learning community.

Book a Tutoring Appointment

Smarthinking Online Tutoring

The ASC also provides 24/7 online tutoring in all subjects through Smarthinking. Smarthinking is a service that will connect you with qualified tutors from a variety of subjects. All HU students have access to Smarthinking tutoring services.

To access Smarthinking Online tutoring, follow the steps listed below:

  1.  Navigate to
  2.  Login with your username and password
  3.  Click the Student Services tab
  4.  Select the “Academic Skills Center” link on the left-side of the page
  5.  Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on “Launch the Smarthinking Online Tutoring” link
  6.  You will then have access to the online writing center, drop in tutoring, schedule tutoring, and offline questions.

If you run out of time with your Smarthinking account, please contact Tamera Wiley-Fauth at

Mission & Vision

The mission of the Academic Skills Center (ASC) is to provide free, accessible academic support across all disciplines that empowers students as they strive for academic excellence. The ASC staff recognizes the uniqueness of each individual in Heritage’s diverse student body. We believe that scholars bring a wealth of experience with them and that our primary duty is to help build bridges between students and the various cultures and expectations of academic discourses.

As part of each student’s academic support network, we facilitate independent learning, cultivate confidence, and build a community where learning is understood as a lifelong journey of personal growth. We provide a relaxed, supportive environment where students can work and study collaboratively, receive one-on-one peer tutoring, and participate in tutor-led group study sessions and workshops tailored to the content of courses and students’ needs.


  • Accounting
  • Biology
  • Business/Business Math
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science/JAVA
  • Education
  • English
  • Environmental Science
  • History
  • Ichishkíin
  • Math
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Statistics
  • Social Work
  • West B Prep
  • Writing (All Disciplines)

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ASC Tutoring Hours

There are a variety of subjects available from 9 AM to 7 PM, however, this is limited to tutor availability. Please schedule an appointment.

Contact Us

(509) 865-8517

Tamera Wiley-Fauth
Coordinator, ASC

Karita Maltos
Associate Coordinator, ASC

Aaron Etherington
Math Bridge Director
Learning Lab Director