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Academic Support Center: Welcome

The Academic Support Center (ASC) is located on the lower level of the Pilgrim Library. Have Questions?

Contact Jordan Gehring, ASC Director 

Jordan Gehring, MAE

Director, Academic Support Center

Director, Supplemental Instruction Program and all Tutoring Services

Coordinator, Study Skill Workshop Series

Assists with Academic Retention Initiatives

Phone: 419-783-2495


Office - Room 123 in the Pilgrim Library

What is ASC?

The primary objective of the Academic Support Center (ASC) is to provide undergraduate students at Defiance College with resources and opportunities to improve their ability to learn and to achieve academic success by assisting them with various types of support when needed. Specifically, ASC focuses on assisting students with STEM related courses. ASC provides the following services:

Supplemental Instruction (select courses in Math & Sciences)

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a free academic assistance program that uses peer-led group study to help students succeed in traditionally difficult courses. SI leaders, who are peer students that have previously completed the targeted course and demonstrated proficiency, facilitate sessions twice a week. The SI sessions allow the leader to review course material, provide group study strategies, and simulate collaborative study techniques specific to a course. Check in the ASC or online each semester for the courses with SI, the list of SI leaders, and the SI study group meeting days/times.


Individual and group tutoring is available through trained peer tutors for most courses at no cost to students.  Students should schedule tutors as soon as possible early in the semester, though requests for tutoring are accepted throughout the semester.  Math tutors are available for drop-in or scheduled appointments during specific hours each semester. In addition to face-to-face peer tutoring, ASC also provides free online tutoring through OhioLINK eTutoring. For more information about this free online tutoring platform go to:

STEM Computer Lab

The ASC STEM Computer Lab provides students in STEM majors with laptop workstations set-up with simulation and programming software that can BE used for success in their Math, Natural and Applied Science, and Computer Science courses and for furthering their knowledge of their field of study.

Study Skills Development Workshops

Effective study skills are successful strategies for approaching course work and overall learning. ASC recognizes that effective study skills are critical to success in college, especially STEM courses. Each semester a series of free study skill workshops are available for students.  Individual study skill consultations are also available by appointment. 

Click on one of the boxes below to schedule an appointment.

 Image link to schedule a math tutor     Image link to schedule a study-skills consultation


Defiance College's Success Services has joined OhioLINK eTutoring in providing free online tutoring & writing reviews for DC undergrads. Simply use your Defiance College email to sign-up for a free account at Click this link to learn more about eTutoring at Defiance College.

 Image link to OhioLINK eTutoring website

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