Tutoring Services

Truman Tutoring Services are primarily provided by the Student Success Center, which includes the Tutoring Center and Writing Center. Our campus offers a range of additional tutoring services through the efforts of various centers, academic departments, and organizations. All tutoring services are FREE to students, and our dedicated staff, faculty, and student partners are focused on helping you succeed.

Center for Academic Excellence

The Tutoring Center

The Center for Academic Excellence runs a Tutoring Center staffed by Academic Peer Tutors. All tutoring services are free and available for most classes. Students can drop-in or schedule appointments to ask questions, review material, and discuss problems with a team of knowledgeable peer tutors. To schedule a tutoring session, visit our "Book a Tutoring Session" page. The Center for Academic Excellence’s main office is located in Pickler Memorial Library, Suite 109.

Meet the Tutors

The Writing Center

The Writing Center serves students, faculty, and staff in your efforts to communicate more effectively through writing. We help writers become better writers. With the help of dedicated, competent writing consultants, students can receive assistance during any stage of the writing process, from brainstorming through adding the final touches. To schedule a consultation with the Writing Center, visit the "Book a Tutoring Session" page. The Writing Center is located in Pickler Memorial Library, Suite 107.

Writing Center Website

Departmental Tutoring

If the Tutoring Center or Writing Center cannot serve your course support needs, there are many departmental tutoring options sponsored by faculty and/or student organizations.

Departmental Tutoring Options

Tutoring Services Staff


Violet Odzinski, B.A.

Academic Advisor &
Coordinator of Student Support Programs

Violet Odzinski started as an academic advisor and the coordinator of the Center for Academic Excellence’s Tutoring Center in 2023. Violet graduated from Truman State University with her BA in Theatre in 2018 and began working in the Registrar’s Office shortly after graduation. She lives in Kirksville with her fiancé and little boy and loves playing with her animals, reading, and playing Pokémon Go.

Contact Information:
Pickler Memorial Office, 108E
vodzinski@truman.edu  |  (660) 785-7403


Dave Leaton, M.A.
Writing Center Director

Dave Leaton is the director of the Writing Center at Truman and has been so for the past __ years. Leaton graduated from Northwest Missouri State University and currently serves the Truman community in a number of capacities, including as an instructor for the Department of English & Linguistics, member of the Fulbright Committee, member of the Self & Society Seminar Team, and chair of the Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Committee.

Contact Information:
Pickler Memorial Library, 107B
dleaton@truman.edu  |  (660) 785-4484