Student Success Center
The Student Success Center, located on the Galveston College campus in room N-119, is supervised by Beth Richards. Tutoring services are provided by a knowledgeable tutoring staff, comprised of Galveston College students, Texas A & M students, UTMB students and well educated professionals from Galveston county. The Student Success Center tutors are available to help all currently enrolled Galveston College students with general study and test-taking skills, as well as subject-specific tutoring. Best of all, tutoring is a FREE service of the college!
The Student Success Center supports Galveston College students by providing tutoring and academic services, which will empower students to attain success in all of their academic pursuits.
Fall & Spring Semesters
Monday – Thursday: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday – Sunday: Closed
Summer (Mini) Semester
Summer I & II Semesters
Monday – Thursday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday – Sunday: Closed
* SSC hours may change from semester to semester.
Support for Distance Learners
Online Writing Help
Have a paper due, but can’t make it into the SSC for help? Have no fear! You may email your paper to the SSC and one of our writing tutors will look it over and provide feedback. Please note that tutors will not edit your paper. You may send us your paper via email but you must come in person and sit down with a writing tutor. We no longer allow students to drop off papers and pick them up, edited. Rather, one of our writing tutors will make suggestions and ensure that your paper is structured properly. Please make sure you email your paper at least 48 hours prior to the due date.
The Student Success Center is pleased to announce that we currently have free online tutoring this semester through Upswing.
Upswing is an online tutoring platform that will allow current GC students to receive online tutorials for free!
In order to access free online tutoring simply go to the website and register. Although it’s free for current Galveston College students, students are limited to one hour per week during the trial phase. Once registered, students can either schedule a future tutoring session or work with an available tutor.
After going to the Upswing website, if you are unable to register, you will need to be entered into the Upswing system. To be entered into the system, you must contact the Student Success Center Coordinator, Mrs. Beth Richards at (409) 944 – 1244 or via email at
Here is a short You Tube video about Upswing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8h3vsdrO4ZQ
Just need a quick answer on a grammar/mechanics issue or want some help with specific writing tasks? Check out our resources below:
Craig has a Master’s degree in Mathematics. He is able to assist students in the following subjects: Developmental Math – Calculus III, Differential Equations, and Linear Algebra.
Jody has her Master’s Degree in Literature/Composition Pedagogy. She is able to assist students in the following subjects: English and Writing.
Mrs. Beth Richards
Student Success Center Coordinator
Mrs. Richards received her B.S. in Mathematics from the Ohio State University and her Master’s of Education in Mathematics Education from Ohio University. She was born and raised in Ohio and is a faithful Buckeye. She has lived in Texas for 10.5 years. In addition to supervising and managing the Student Success Center, she teaches as an adjunct instructor in the Developmental Math department at Galveston College.
Cynthia has a B.S. in Bio-mechanical Engineering. She is able to assist students in the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Developmental Math – Calculus II, Engineering, and Physics.
Joe has his Master’s Degree in Speech Communication. He is able to assist students in the following subjects: English, Speech, and Writing.
Math/Science/Developmental Writing Tutor
Sam is a nursing student at UTMB. She is able to assist students in the following subjects: Anatomy & Physiology I & II, Biology, Chemistry, Developmental Writing, and Developmental Math – College Algebra.
David is an Engineering student at Texas A & M Galveston. He is able to assist students in the following subjects: Chemistry, Developmental Math – Calculus II, Engineering, and Physics.
John has his Juris Doctorate (JD) degree along with degrees in Economics and Music. He is able to assist students in the following subjects: Developmental Math – Precalculus, Statistics, and Economics.
Sasha is a second year student at Galveston College. She is studying to become a computer engineer. She is able to assist students in the following subjects: Developmental Math – Calculus II, and Linear Algebra.
At some point, you may be required to write a report or research paper for one or more of your Galveston College classes. In order to avoid plagiarizing, you must ensure that you acknowledge the sources that you used in researching your topic. The links below will direct you to information about how to give appropriate credit for sources used in your research papers.
Contact Student Success Center
Beth Richards, Coordinator Student Success Center