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Academic Success Center (ASC)

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Spring 2021:

We look forward to serving you.  Out of an abundance of caution, we have limited our in-person services for the spring term. We will provide scheduled operations and services in a hybrid format.

During this time of uncertainty, we are seeing an increased need for academic support. The ASC is here to help. We have established additional appointment hours and weekly walk-in hours that are open to all students.

We have several services to help you meet your academic goals including Tutoring, Test Reviews, Weekly Study Groups, Supplemental Instruction, English Language Learner(ELL) Support/Reading Comprehension, and Academic Coaching. We support over 90 courses and are dedicated to the academic success of all HBU students.

ASC services will be conducted remotely through university Blackboard services (ASC Online Tutoring) and in-person through our Academic Success Center.

Students can schedule appointments via Navigate or e-mail

To make an appointment on Navigate:

  • Use the HBU Portal to access Navigate
  • Select “Schedule an Appointment” on the top right corner
  • Select Tutoring as the type of appointment and select your service
  • The location is “ASC Online Tutoring” for virtual services or “Academic Success Center” for in-person services
  • Pick your course or type of tutoring and select a time that works for both you and the tutor
  • If you indicated chose an online service, a link to your “Virtual Tutoring Session” will be in your confirmation email

The front desk will be staffed from 9:00 am-9:00 pm for in-person assistance. 

For all questions and concerns please email


Tristan Fernandez-Cablay

Director of Academic Success & Completion
Moody Library: Looper Learning Commons 135
Degree: Ed.D in Higher Education, Concordia University (in progress)

Biography: Tristan enjoys reading, the beach, and cheering for her children.  

Klaire Ansell

Program Coordinator
Moody Library: Looper Learning Commons 134
Degree: B.A. Philosophy, Houston Baptist University

Biography:  Klaire is alumni from HBU and graduated in the fall of 2019. Fun fact, Klaire is also the assistant coach for the Elite Dance Team here at HBU. 

Kim Jalilian

STEM Academic Success & Completion Coach
Moody Library: Looper Learning Commons 106
Degree: B.S. Biology

Biography: Kim was born in Tehran, Iran, and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I graduated from LSU with a degree in biological sciences. In my free time, I love to cook for my friends and family. I also enjoy practicing yoga, reading, and anything Harry Potter related!


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