Instructional Support

Academic Support: What We Offer

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Tutor & Study Group Schedule 

We are always adding academic support interventions. View our tutor availability & study group times on our Instructional Support Calendar

Note to Students about COVID-19

During this challenging and ever-changing time of COVID-19, the APEX Scholars staff is committed to providing students with comprehensive academic support in a safe and caring virtual environment.  

What services and/or resources are available? 


Tutoring and study group sessions will still be available. Our tutors will maintain their regular work schedules and scheduled tutoring appointments and study group session using Canvas Conference. Tutoring and Study Group Sessions can be accessed in Canvas under the course named: APEX_SCHLRS course or directly at:

At the beginning of the scheduled tutoring appointment:  

1) Enter the APEX_SCHLRS Canvas course through Canvas or directly at

2) Select the module "How to Access Virtual Academic Support Services" located in near the center of the home screen 

3) Scroll down to locate the course and assigned tutor 

4) Click "Join" to enter the tutoring or study group session

What services and/or resources are affected by COVID-19 Precautions? 

A combination of Face-to-Face Tutoring appointments and remote appointments are currently offered. Students coming to campus are required to complete the Campus Daily Screener each day they plan to be on campus.  Drop-in tutoring services are also offered face to face and remotely. Students will receive updates on their availability weekly.  WSU is under a vaccine and mask mandate until further notice.

Whom do I contact with questions or issues?  

For questions regarding Tutoring and Study Groups or to schedule an appointment, please contact Akelah Reese, Coordinator of Instructional Support at

Where can I get more information about COVID-19 and its impact on WSU?

How can I get technical assistance?

Contact C&IT  


Who do I contact about Canvas issues?


Learning Communities

The APEX Learning Community (LC) assists first-year APEX students with structured academic support led by peer tutors.  The structured engagement and support work to promote a seamless and academically enriched adjustment to college life. Students also enroll in two common first-year courses which help them develop sound study habits, refine classroom etiquette, accept responsibility for their actions, and improve decision-making skills.  It is the intent of APEX staff and student mentors that LC participants develop positive networking skills and learn to better focus on their academic goals.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate study skills and habits that facilitate college success
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of University guidelines and policies
  • Students will demonstrate responsibility for one's actions, feelings of University ownership and commitment to educational process
  • Students will gain exposure to STEM fields and their mathematics requirements