Academic Success

Mission

SGSC has established Academic Success on each campus to provide services in the form of peer tutoring, supplemental materials, and programs that address all aspects of learning to support students' matriculation, continued enrollment, personal and professional development, and career preparation.

What We Offer:
  • Tutoring Services
  • Academic Success Workshops & Programs
  • Supplemental Advising
  • Individual Appointments
  • Study Groups
  • Supplemental Materials for Skill Development

Douglas Campus: 

  • Academic Success Center - This center is for all students and is located in Engram Hall, Room 211.
  • STEM Center - This center is for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) classes and is located in Stubbs Hall, Room 125.
  • The Academic Success Center is open Monday - Thursday from 8:00am to 5:30pm, and Friday 8:00am - 12:00 noon
  • The STEM Center is open Monday - Thursday from 8:00am to 5:30pm, and Friday 8:00am - 12:00 noon.
  • Tutor Schedules: Finals 

Waycross Campus:

  • Academic Success Center - This center is for all students and is located in the Dye Building, Suite 150-156.
  • STEM Center - This center is for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) classes and is located in the Dye Building, Room 141.
  • The Academic Success Center is open Monday - Thursday from 7:30am to 6:00pm, and Friday 7:30 - 12:00 noon.
  • The STEM Center is open Monday - Thursday 7:30am to 6:00pm, and Friday 7:30 - 12:00 noon.
  • Tutor Schedules: Finals 

Online:

  • Tutor.com is an online tutoring service offered to students free of charge. This service is available online 24/7. Tutor.com is accessible through your GeorgiaView account. Learn more about Tutor.com!

If tutoring is needed outside these hours, we offer appointments to accommodate our students.  Please contact a Center Coordinator for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Note: Students visiting the Centers must sign in and out every time they receive tutoring or utilize the center’s resources. Please ask the tutor or available staff member if assistance is needed with signing in or out.

Director of Academic Success

 Brandi Elliott, dedicated leader of the Academic Success Team. Since 2006, she has worked in higher education, holding various learning assistance positions including reading tutor, Writing Specialist, and Assistant to the Director. A native Floridian, Brandi earned her BA in English, with a concentration in Creative Writing from Florida State University and an MS in Education Law from Nova Southeastern University. She enjoys helping students become independent learners, both inside and outside the classroom. 

Favorite Subjects: American Literature, Constitutional Law, Leadership, and Contemporary Poetry.

Favorite Quote: "Don't judge each day by the harvest that you reap but by the seeds that you plant."  -- Robert Louis Stevenson

 

 

Academic Success Coordinator: Douglas Campus

 Alexandra Cardiel graduated from SGSC with a BS in Biological Sciences and an AS in Foreign Language. She was part of many organizations as a student, and now she serves as an advisor for two student organizations- Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and the Academic Success Organization.  Her career in Academic Success began as a peer tutor in 2014. Since then, she has received two promotions, first Academic Success Specialist then Academic Success Coordinator. Now she coordinates non-STEM tutoring and SGSC's Proctoring services. 

Favorite Subjects: Genetics and Macroeconomics.

Favorite Quote: "The important thing is not ot stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing." --Albert Einstein

 

 

STEM Center Coordinator: Douglas Campus

 Andrew Williams began his career as a student at SGSC, formerly South Georgia College. During his attendance, he became a member of the Environmental Awareness Club which steered his interest to the science fields. After earning an AA in Early Childhood Education, he transferred to Valdosta State University completing a BS in Biology with honors. He then returned to SGSC to work as the Biology Lab Instructor and finally STEM Center Coordinator. He now coordinates STEM tutoring and aids in the development of STEM activities.

Favorite Subjects: Entomology, Wildlife Diseases, and Neuroscience.

Favorite Quote: "Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift from God that's why we call it the present." --Bill Keane

 

 

Residential Academic Advisor: Douglas Campus

 Paul Scheeser was born and raised in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. After graduating from Grove City College with a double major in Sociology and Biblical/Religious Studies, he then moved south seeking a career, warmer weather, and great barbeque. After working 10 years in youth ministry, Paul returned to his love of higher education, serving as the Southeast Regional Admissions Counselor for his alma mater. He spent two years traveling throughout the Southeast before deciding to join his wife Hayley Scheeser here at SGSC. Paul has served as the Lead Recruiter, and now fulfills the role of Residential Academic Advisor for SGSC. 

Favorite Quote: "Give 100%. 110% is impossible. "--Ron Swanson

 

 

 

Professional Advisor: Douglas Campus

 Dr. Oksana Anderson has worked in the field of Education for over 18 years. She has taught in many countries including Russia, India, China, Germany and the USA, and her experiences range from elementary to higher education. She has served as Elementary and Primary School Coordinator,  Secondary School Teacher and Academic Advisor for SGSC.  She holds a BA, an MA, and a PhD in Teaching English and Literature. She loves working with students and helping them succeed academically in any path they choose.

Favorite Subjects: English, Literature, and Education.

Favorite Quote: "An investment in knowledge pays the best interest." --Benjamin Franklin

 

 

 

STEM Center Coordinator: Waycross Campus

 Sarah Braswell first started as a dual enrollment student at South Georgia College, now SGSC. While attending South Georgia, she worked as a peer tutor for the Academic Success department until she graduated in 2007 with an AS in Biology. After South Georgia, Sarah went on to attend Middle Georgia State University where she earned a BS in Biology. In 2011, she returned to South Georgia to work as Head Tutor and instructor of the SGSC 1000 course.  Sarah later went on to pursue an MS in Biology with a concentration in Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics at Georgia Southern University. After GSU, she taught in China for a year, and then she returned to SGSC to serve as STEM Center Coordinator and Academic Success Supervisor for the Waycross campus. 

Favorite Subject: Molecular Biology

 

 

Professional Advisor: Waycross Campus 

 Dr. Jonathan York received a BA and MA at the Appalachian State University. His BA focused on European History while his MA focused on Modern Europe and Britain. While working toward his PhD, he received a grant to study at the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris. He has published various topics on Cultural History in peer reviewed journals. Before becoming the Professional Advisor for SGSC, he taught European History, Cultural Anthropology and Film History/Theory in Bulgaria, Dubai and other universities in the United States.

Favorite Subjects: Modern European History, Literary/Film Theory, and Cultural Anthropology.

Favorite Quote:  "La barbarie plutôt que l’ennui” translated as "Barbarianism rather than boredom."--Théophile Gautier