Student Veterans

Welcome to ECU! As a student veteran, the staff and students of the Pirate Academic Success Center (PASC) thank you for your service to our country.  At PASC, we care about your success and provide services tailored to your specific needs. PASC is here to assist your successful completion of your ECU degree.

As a student veteran, you may now be a parent or working full-time, and we understand that going back to school as an active duty or recently separated solider can be challenging. PASC offers to you free tutoring and academic success coaching services. Our team wants to support your goals, help you succeed in your classes, and help you reach the FINISH line!

At the PASC, you can expect to interact with other student veterans. Student veterans like yourself work as tutors and mentors here at the center.  One of our previous Physics tutors and National Guard member Chris Garcia discovered the PASC when he needed help in introductory Physics classes. In his role as a tutor, Garcia observes “tutoring benefits me by allowing me to study and assimilate every small piece of information about the courses I tutor,” he said. “Every day I learn new tricks and am able to pass them along to the students I meet.”

To find out more on how the Pirate Academic Success Center can assist you at ECU, contact us at 252-737-3009 or simply stop by our center at the Old Cafeteria Complex.  To learn more about the PASC Green Team project go to:

To schedule an appointment with an academic success coach complete this short form.

To request tutoring complete this form.

You can also book a study skills or tutoring appointment online: or by calling us at 252-737-3009.

Remember, all PASC services are free to ECU enrolled students!

Academic Success Coaching

The Academic Success Coaching program provides academic support to all ECU students – free of charge! In a one-on-one academic coaching session, you can develop an individualized plan for implementing practical, proven strategies resulting in better grades.  Coaching assistance focuses on the following topics:  obtaining college success, enhancing test taking skills, improving study habits, learning textbook reading tips, effective note taking in lectures, improving academic time management and motivation, developing course success strategies and referrals to other campus resources if needed.

Academic coaching sessions can be in person at the PASC or online via Microsoft TEAMS platform.  Sessions are typically 45 minutes to 1 hour in length and are designed specifically around your needs. If this is something you are interested in, you can book an appointment online at

Free Tutoring Services at the Pirate Academic Success Center

At the Pirate Academic Success Center, we pride ourselves in our ability to adapt to all of our students’ needs and individual learning styles.  We understand that as an adult learner, you may have career, family, or financial demands outside of a traditional student.  We are here to support you!  Below are a few of our Tutoring Services designed to assist you in your academic success.

Tutoring by Appointment

Tutoring will be supported through a blend of in-person and online appointments scheduled by PASC staff.

Digital/online services will meet on the Tutor Matching Service platform. To schedule an in-person tutoring appointment, students can call 252-737-3009, book online at, or email us at .

Current Course Offerings


Digital Tutoring Resources on Canvas

Course specific tutoring resources are available for ECU students on Canvas.  To access Canvas, visit and login using your Pirate ID and passphrase.  On Canvas you will find Biology 2130, 2140, and 2150, Chemistry 1120, 1130, 2750, and 2760, Physics 1250 and 1260 tutoring resources that contain helpful videos produced by PASC tutors.  If you have any trouble accessing the digital content, please email:




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