Resource Centers

The Biology Resource Center (BRC) is a team of committed professional and peer tutors who provide academic support to improve student's knowledge and understanding of biological concepts. Peer tutors offer tutoring in Biology 1230 and Biology 1240 (lectures and labs) and professional tutors offer tutoring in upper level biology courses. 

The BRC has a wide variety of hours to accomodate all students. We are conveniently located in the heart of the Biology Department in the NCF Annex RM 450, and we are open: 

Mon-Thurs 9:00am-8:00pm 

Fri 9:00am-4:30pm 

Sun 12:00pm-5:00pm (LOCATED IN ST. JOES RM 111 ON SUNDAYS ONLY) 


Students have acess to one-on-one professional and peer tutoring. Aoof of the tutors have taken and excelled in all of the courses for which they tutor. 

Students may also visit the center for Group Tutoring sessions. 

Module Review Sessions are offered on a regular basis for Biology 1230 and 1240 lectures. These reviews are structured to encourage student participation and active learning. 

Practice quizzes are offered to students in Biology 1230 and 1240 lectures that are aligned to module lessons. Additionally, supplemental handouts and diagrams are available to students in-order-to reinforce understanding. 

The BRC has up-to-date Life Size Biological Models to assist the learning processes.

Students also have access to computers and study space with access to tutors. 

SUPPLEMENTAL INSTRUCTION (SI): The BRC offers Supplemental Instruction (SI) to students enrolled in upper-level biology courses. The weekly SI sessions are peer led and organized to allow students an opportunity to interact with each other as they construct knowledge via comparing notes, discussing readings, developing organizational and study tools,a nd reviewing test materials. 

All SI sessions are facilitated by a trained SI leader, a student who has completed the course and earned a grade of at least a B. 


Biodiversity Lecture 

Genetics Lecture 

Microbiology Lecture 

Anatomy and Physiology I&II Lecture 


Please contact the Biology Resource Center Coordinator ( for more details.

The Chemistry Resource Center(CRC) at Xavier University is free academic resource for students to better their understanding of General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry. This free service is open to all students on a walk-in basis. 

Our Goal: 

We have set in place several goals at the Chemistry Resource Center. These goals are in place to ensure the success of all Xavier students: 

  • To empower Xavier students with the skills to become confident, effective, independent, scientific learners 
  • To work in a partnership with the Xavier expert faculty to identify and assist those Xavier students with academic needs 
  • To assist all Xavier students in improving their learning capabilities for their academic careers 
  • To offer an individualized learning program for each Xavier student in a way that fosters self-confidence, high personal achievement, and independence that will last a lifetime 


General Chemistry NCF 108L 

Monday-Thursday 9:00 AM-6:00 PM 

Friday 9:00 AM-2:00 PM 

Sunday (NCF 115) 3:00 PM-5:00 PM 

Organic Chemistry NCF Annex 383 

Monday-Thursday 9:00 AM-5:00 PM 

Friday 9:00 AM-2:00 PM 

Sunday (St. Joe's 101) 3:00 PM-5:00 PM

The Math Resource Center (MRC), located in the Saint Joseph Academic and Health Center, assists students enrolled in freshman level math courses. Free tutoring services are provided on a walk-in or appointment basis. Services provided by the MRC include: 

  • Content and study skills workshops 
  • Practice tests 
  • Test review sessions 
  • Additional practice problems and worksheets 
  • Computers and internet access 

The MRC is staffed by a Coordinator, Staff Instructor, and several Professional Student Tutors working to aid students in developing their mathematical abilities. 


Fall and Spring Hours

Monday - Thursday8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Sunday5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Summer Hours

Monday - Friday9:00 am - 4:30 pm


Saint Katherine Drexel Dormitory

Monday6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Saint Michael's Dormitory

Wednesday6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Physics Resource Center (PRC) is a dedicated team of professional and peer tutors committed to serving the needs of Xavier Students looking to further their knowledge of Physics concepts. Students who are typically served are those that are enrolled in PHYS 1121, 1141, 2010, and 2020 (and their corresponding labs); however, the center is open to any current Xavier student, who is interested in improving their understanding of Physics and Physics related topics. This includes students enrolled in upper level Physics courses, studying for their MCAT, or interested in general knowledge of life science that is associated with Physics. Ultimately, the PRC is designed to help any Xavier student glean insight to the world of Physics through gains in knowledge and understanding.

On a more direct note, the PRC centers around the idea that Physics, as a life science, allows problems to be solved using simple, direct rules of application to arrive at a conclusion. These rules are applicable to any problem, no matter the difficulty or the scope. In order to practice and perfect these methods, the PRC offers the following resources: 

  • Tutoring: Professional and peer tutors to help students with everyday coursework. 
  • Workshops: Discussions on how to be successful in Physics courses. 
  • Review Sessions: Time set aside to review the topics and material covered in the courses. 

The PRC is committed to providing a friendly, welcoming environment suitable for peer study and group support. All services offered by the PRC are free, and students are encouraged to visit, even when they are successfully performing. Most importantly, the data shows that there is a direct correlation between the number of visits a particular student makes to the center and higher grades. The most successful student is the one who takes responsibility for their own education and actively seeks out resources that allow them to excel. 

The PRC is open: 

Mon - Thur: 9 AM - 6 PM 

Friday: 9 AM - 4:30 PM 

Sunday: 5 PM - 7 PM (Offered in the Math Resource Center, St. Joe's RM 101)


Dorm tutoring is also offered from 6 PM - 8 PM: 

Tuesday in the Living/Learning Center Social Room, 1st Floor. 

Wednesday in Deporres Residence Hall 5th Floor Study Room by the elevators. 

If a student still needs assistance, please contact the Center Coordinator, Dr. Frank Ruzicka, using the contact information posted on the right side of this page. You can also check in the Coordinator’s office, NCF Addition Room 564.


The mission of the Reading Resource Center is to provide reading skills by teaching and tutoring; utilizing research-based reading strategies. The center is open offering help so that all students can manage the complexities of content area reading. 


  • One on one coaching/Reading Assistance 
  • Individual Reading Plans 
  • Strategies/Advice for Reading Challenges 
  • Effective Study Skills Strategies 
  • Small Group Assistance 

There are several workshops presented during each semester. 

Bring your notes, handouts, textbooks, articles, etc. and we can help you study for tests, give reading strategies to show you how to read more effectively or give strategies to support study techniques. 




Lula Golston-Stewart 

St. Joseph Academic and Health Center 

Room 111A 

504 520 5058 

St Joseph Academic and Health Center 

Room 111 

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:430 p.m.

The Writing Resource Center (WRC) provides student-centered, collaborative, non-evaluative writing assistance to the Xavier community in a comfortable setting. Students are able to work alone, with tutors, a staff instructor, or their peers on writing assignments during various stages of the writing process. Also, the WRC also works closely with the English Department to provide extra assistance to students in English composition courses. The Writing Resource Center helps students build fundamental writing skills by offering resource materials and regular workshops. The tutoring, workshops, and resource materials provided by the WRC help students to become independent, confident, and critical thinkers who enjoy writing. Additionally, the WRC offers thirty-minute one-on-one tutoring sessions. Appointments are strongly encouraged, but tutors are available to work with walk-in students. 

For writing assistance, come to St. Joseph Academic and Health Center, room 106, call (504) 520-6282, or e-mail to make an appointment. Our hours for the Fall 2018 Semester are: 

Monday--8:30 am-6:00 pm 

Tuesday--8:30 am-8:00 pm (NOTE NEW EXTENDED EVENING HOURS!) 

Wednesday--8:30 am-6:00 pm 

Thursday--8:30 am-8:00 pm (NOTE NEW EXTENDED EVENING HOURS!) 

Friday--8:30 am-4:30 pm 


Sunday--1:00 pm-4:30 pm 


All workshops will be in the Writing Resource Center, St. Joe 106.
They will be on Thursdays at 6:30 PM unless otherwise noted.

For more information about the Staff and rules and guidelines of the Center, please click on Rules and Guidelines.