Academic Skills Center

Find Resources to Help You Succeed

Welcome to the Academic Skills Center (ASC)! Our mission is to provide Heritage students with free, accessible academic support. We offer college tutoring services for a wide range of subjects, as well as group study sessions and academic workshops. Heritage University students will find dedicated and friendly tutors eager to help them achieve their goals—because everyone needs support on the journey to success.

A group photo of the Academic Skills Center staff and faculty.

A group photo of the Academic Skills Center staff and faculty.

Tutoring Options

The ASC offers a number of tutoring options to fit your academic needs. During regular ASC hours, you may schedule a virtual Zoom appointment with one of our incredible college tutors. Or for 24-hour assistance, you may connect with a qualified, off-campus tutor via Smarthinking online tutoring.

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 patience as we adjust our services to meet the evolving needs of the Heritage learning community.

Subjects Offered

  • 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)

A Heritage University tutor smiles at a laptop screen as she leads a virtual tutoring session.

Virtual Tutoring with ASC Staff

Get in touch with an Academic Skills Center tutor for a virtual Zoom session! Our dedicated scholars are eager to offer personalized, one-on-one tutoring sessions to help you with your academic needs. These sessions are easy to schedule and can be accessed via computer or your mobile device.

To access our drop-in services, please visit the MyHeritage ASC page and log in using your HU credentials.

Book Your Appointment Now

Smarthinking Online Tutoring

The Academic Skills Center also offers 24-hour college tutoring services for all students through Smarthinking, which allows you to connect with a qualified, off-campus tutor at whatever time works best for your schedule. This flexibility means you can make a tutoring appointment at any time for any subject.

How to Book Your Appointment Online

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

  1. Go to MyHeritage.
  2. Login with your User Name 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 the “Launch the Smarthinking Online Tutoring” link.

Once you’ve launched Smarthinking, you will gain access to the online writing center, drop-in tutoring, schedule tutoring and offline questions.

Meet Some of Our Students

Additional Resources

ASC Tutoring Hours


Monday – Friday
9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.


Monday – Friday
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Saturday – Sunday
10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.


Contact Us

(509) 865-8517

Karita Maltos

Aaron Etherington
Coordinator of Tutoring & Tutor Training

Amy Vaniotis
Coordinator of Data and Reporting

Want to help the ASC’s mission?

Share your support and make a gift. Donations fund valuable resources, such as computer equipment, tutor salaries, and supplies, that help students achieve their goals!