Academic Support

Academic Support Resources

Being able to adapt using various study skills is important as you advance in your academic studies. The study techniques you used in high school or as an undergrad may not always be helpful or even work in your studies at GW Health Sciences.

Time Management

Do you find it challenging to balance everything going on in your life? The Office of Student Support provides one-on-one student success meetings to discuss various strategies to improve academic outcomes, including time management skills. If you are interested in scheduling an individual appointment, visit our Contact Us page or email:

Looking for quick resources? The below documents may be helpful:

Below are a number of useful tools you can use to practice time management:

Study Skills
Test Taking Skills

If you are interesting in discussing test taking strategies and general study skills, please email to discuss your needs. 

SMHS Writing Tutor

The Office of Student Support provides a writing tutor to support all students at GW Health Sciences. The writing tutor is available for one-on-one assistance and can meet virtually at times convenient to students.

The OSS writing tutor can assist in providing guidance on issues of grammar, mechanics, and other general areas including:

  • Writing effective sentences
  • Correct use of grammar, spelling, and punctuation 
  • Staying on topic, avoiding redundancy, appropriate use of reasoning
  • Showing analysis, synthesis, and integration of ideas

Our writing tutor will not provide specific guidance on the subject matter content of an assignment. For additional guidance on avoiding plagiarism, citing your sources, and other helpful tools visit our Student Resources website. 

To request information about a writing tutor, or to schedule an appointment, please contact for details.

Peer Tutoring

In January 2021, OSS introduced a new peer tutoring program available to all students in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Due to overwhelming student interest, we are expanding this program and seeking new tutors to join our team! Peer tutors provide academic advice and support student learning through a holistic approach to supplemental instruction.

OSS tutors support students through problem solving skill development, study techniques, and sharing content knowledge through one-on-one appointments (virtual or in-person).

If you would like a peer tutor for one of your classes please send us an email at letting us know which class(es) you need a tutor in. Please keep in mind if we do not already have a tutor for a certain class, it may take two or more weeks to find and hire a tutor. Therefore it is recommended that you submit your request the moment you think you may need a tutor. 

If you are interested in becoming a peer tutor please send us an email for more information. It is a $17 per hour paid position! 

Support for Conditionally Admitted Students, Students on Academic Warning, and Students on Academic Probation

All SMHS students who are admitted with academic conditions, or who are placed on academic warning/probation, will meet with members of the Office of Student Support to discuss strategies for success. 

Learning and Study Skills Inventory (LASSI)

This 60-item assessment measures a variety of areas such as anxiety, motivation, time management, test strategies, and self testing. This is a valuable assessment tool to target specific areas that need improvement.

If you are interested in taking the LASSI, please send an email to

The assessment is free to you!

Career Support, CV, and Personal Statement Review

The Office of Student Support can conduct mock interviews and provide CV and Personal Statement review for students applying to residency programs, PhD programs, or other academic opportunities. We have a number of resources available below and are happy to schedule one-on-one advising sessions with students. 

Email to schedule an advising appointment!