University of Pikeville

Office of Student Success
147 Sycamore Street
Pikeville, Kentucky 41501
(606) 218-5966


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Supporting student success is our mission. We are dedicated to helping students achieve the academic strengths that will enable them to become independent learners. We are committed to providing services based on the principles of integrity, respect and collaboration, and supporting learning in a friendly and engaging environment.

Are you struggling with classes? There are many students that have difficulty with various subjects in college. Once you fall behind, getting caught up can be very difficult. That is why UPIKE offers free tutoring services, supplemental instruction, and a plethora of resources to help. Also, if you just want a nice place to study or someone to give you even more of an advantage we are always here to help.

We’re located on the ground floor of the Allara Library and offer help in science, business, philosophy, psychology, communication, math, writing, and basic skills. Come see us. Services are free to currently enrolled University of Pikeville students.

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Services Offered


Helping students develop competence in their academic subjects is the primary focus of the tutoring services provided by the Center. Tutoring assistance is provided in three ways:

  • Scheduled sessions with our certified UPIKE tutors
  • Group study sessions
  • Resources provided 24/7 on our Canvas information page linked below:

For tutoring information contact:

Daria Aguila
Athletic Coordinator, Center for Academic Excellence
(606) 218-4468

Supplemental Instruction

The SI program provides after-class study sessions for selected General Education breadth courses. These study sessions are led by trained and certified undergraduate SI leaders who have completed the course and are pursuing majors or minors in the course discipline.

SI leaders attend each class and during the study sessions actively involve students in discussing and understanding course concepts as well as demonstrating effective study strategies. The majority of students who regularly attend SI sessions succeed in improving their test scores and final course grades.

University–wide collaboration has resulted in the success and support of the SI program. Our assessments demonstrate that students who regularly attend SI earn better grades and withdraw less often than non–participants.

SI is designed to:

  • Improve the academic performance of participating students.
  • Increase the persistence rate of students towards subsequent semesters and graduation.
  • Improve students analytical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Promote an active learning environment.

Provide substantive employment for undergraduate students and professional development opportunities such as acquiring teaching skills, increasing knowledge in their academic field, and establishing mentoring relationships.

CRLA Certification

UPIKE Academic Assistance Center Receives CRLA Certification

The Academic Assistance Center at UPIKE was awarded certification from the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA). The process involved analyzing what was already being done and designing future training that meets the high standards for peer tutors held by the CRLA.

The Academic Assistance Center has been in operation since the Fall of 2011 and offers valuable services in tutoring, test preparation, study skills, note-taking and writing to students enrolled at UPIKE.  Having a national organization evaluate our operations and deem them worthy of certification is both gratifying and motivating. As a certified CRLA member, the Center consistently updates and revises tutoring methods in-line with current best practices and CRLA professional standards.