Tutoring is an active-learning process, requiring student and tutor to achieve understanding of course material through interaction. SSS tutors are trained and qualified. They are upper-division students who have been recommended by UT Arlington professors in their tutorial field. Tutors work with students in groups of no more than four in hour-long sessions once or twice per week. Learn more about the courses tutored.
Guidance Counseling & Advising
Each student works with an educational specialist to explore the student's current academic needs and the resources available to develop an individualized system of support. SSS educational specialists know UT Arlington's requirements and expectations and can help students cope with problems they may encounter. Personal, social, career and financial issues are addressed.
Our Program has several initiatives to increase participants' knowledge of financial aid and financial literacy. These include:
Personal Budgeting Software
Our computer lab has personal budgeting software available for participants to use.
Workshops and FAFSA Assistance
- The SSS office hosts one to two "Financial Aid workshops" (per academic year) with the UT Arlington Financial Aid office.
- We host a Credit Card and Personal Credit workshop one to two times per year.
- The office staff hosts one to two FAFSA Application parties for students who want to "drop in" and receive assistance in completing the Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Financial Aid Counseling
In addition, SSS counselors are knowledgeable of general financial aid information to help assist participants with general financial aid questions.
Seminars and Workshops
SSS conducts seminars in a number of areas related to academic success. Past topics have included time management, test-taking skills, developing research and writing skills, academic and personal development, researching financial aid, and studying for finals.
Private Computer Lab
The Computer Lab, located in Ransom Hall 206, is for TRiO Student Support Services students only. It offers Internet and e-mail access; online assessment; Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Front Page. You must sign in before you use lab computers and printers. A lab assistant is available to answer questions.
Lab Hours: Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Participants in “good standing” with the Program are eligible to checkout out equipment and resource guides. ALL participants are required to read and sign a contract at the beginning of each academic year.
SSS provides opportunities for students to participate in activities and events outside the college classroom. Arrangements have been made to secure free and low-cost admission to the Metropolitan Ballet, the Dallas Symphony, TITUS Dance recitals and other special programs.