Center for Academic Excellence

BVU offers free academic support to any and all students who would like to enrich their learning experience! Whether it is building study skills, free tutoring, or help accessing disability services, the CAE is here to help.

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Tutoring Services

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Select the "Make an Appointment" link or download the app to schedule your free appointment with one of our tutors. The CAE provides trained tutors for all subjects including writing, math, science, business, and education classes.

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Disability Services

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Find out more about our services and accommodations for students with disabilities, as well as the forms, policies, and procedures that you may need.

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GPA Calculator

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Use our GPA Calculator to find out your current Grade Point Average, both semester and cumulative. 

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Study Skills

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The CAE can assist students in developing skills useful for both school and their career, including:

-Goal Setting & Time Management
-Active Learning
-Active Reading
-Note Taking
-Using Online Writing Tools
-Stress Management


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Contact the CAE

Center for Academic Excellence
Buena Vista University
Information Technology Bldg. 103
610 W 4th Street
Storm Lake, IA 50588

Phone: 712.749.1237
Fax: 712.749.2037

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Hours of Operation

Monday9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Tuesday9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Wednesday9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Thursday9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Sunday6 - 9 p.m.

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Meet Our Staff

Carlos Acosta Ponce
Dr. Carlos Acosta-Ponce
Writing Coordinator
Meet Carlos
Theresa Melohn
Theresa Melohn
Assistant Director of Center for Academic Excellence
Meet Theresa
Karen Murray
Karen Murphy
Math Coordinator
Meet Karen
Donna Musel
Donna Musel
Meet Donna
Denise Werkmeister
Denise Werkmeister
Writing Assistant
Meet Denise