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Counseling Services

Staff : Personal Counseling : Academic Resources : Tutoring: Accommodations

Sometimes, school can be overwhelming, particularly when combined with other responsibilities. Student Affairs assists students in their search for qualified counselors and/or support groups in the area.


Art Matthews is the Asstistant Director for Counseling Services on the Arizona campus; located on the 3rd floor in the Student Affairs office. Art has worked in Academic Advising, Personal Counseling, and Personal Development for 9 years in higher education and clinical settings.  His counseling philosophy is grounded in Humanistic/ Developmental Theory and Cognitive-Behavioral perspectives.

Personal Counseling

The Office of Student Resources provides short-term personal counseling and referral services to students seeking psychological/behavioral counseling for stress, anxiety, depression, adjustment issues, etc.  Students seeking help with managing stress, test/performance anxiety, time management and other personal efficacy skills may RSVP to attend weekly workshops such as:

  • breathing your way out of stress,
  • improving rest/sleep with progressive muscle relaxation,
  • using guided imagery to reach your goals,
  • find the time or make the time,
  • understanding learning and memory,
  • over-coming test/performance anxiety.

Workshops will be offered one morning a week and one afternoon a week with revolving topics.  Students may also request a special topic with advance notice.

tutoring services

The Student Resources office also helps with tutorial coordination, connecting student requests for academic tutoring to those qualified and able to assist the student.  Art will work closely with Program Chairs to identify high performing students who can effectively support their peers in mastering course content.   

One-on-One Peer Tutoring Program

ATSU encourages students to form study groups and partnerships on their own. In addition, the Office of Student Resources coordinates a formal tutoring program for students who wish to improve their academic performance. Students seeking assistance are assigned to an individual peer tutor at no cost. These tutors are identified and recommended by faculty members.

Drop-In Study Groups

In addition to our One-on-One tutoring, ATSU-Mesa also coordinates Drop In Study Groups led by a Faculty and/or a Peer Facilitator. Drop-In Study Groups are usually from 7 to 9 PM, and meet in the same location, permitting learners to appear when they wish without scheduling an appointment. Services are on a first-come first-served basis.

Technical Standards

Student Resources assists students with special needs (Learning/Physical-Sensory/Psychological Disabilities) and accommodation requests. 

Academic Resources

http://www.studygs.net/ - Helping learners to succeed

Additional counseling resources can also be found on the main Counseling Services website.