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Academic Support & Access Center


Academic Support & Access Center
Fax: 202-885-1042
Mary Graydon Center, Room 243

Monday-Thursday 9:00a.m. - 7:00p.m. Friday 9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.

Academic Support & Access Center
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016-8027

Faculty Resources

Several professionals on campus specialize in working with international and multilingual students and are available for consultation with professors. Some resources are listed below that may be helpful to a student requiring a referral for assistance.


Whom to Consult

Shari Pattillo, Counselor
Academic Support and Access Center
Mary Graydon Center 243

  • Academic skills coaching in classroom participation, note taking, time management, academic writing, reading strategies, public speaking, academic integrity and other topics
  • Cultural adjustment advising
  • Tutoring and English language learning referrals


Jawee Perla, Senior International Student Advisor
International Student & Scholar Services
Butler Pavilion 410

  • English language assessment
  • Immigration advising
  • Cultural adjustment advising
  • Coordination and liaison with university departments
  • Monitoring of academic progress


Angela Dadak, International Student Coordinator
College Writing Program, Department of Literature
Battelle-Tompkins 255

  • College Writing program faculty support
  • Department of Literature Writing Center advisor
  • Coaching international and multilingual students taking College Writing courses


Services for International and Multilingual Students

Academic Support and Access Center 
Mary Graydon Center 243, 202-885-3360

  • Individual study skills and cultural adjustment counseling with a Counselor specializing in international students and non-native English speakers
  • Study skills workshops (Critical Thinking, Effective Reading, Note taking Strategies, Time Management, Writing Research Papers, Public Speaking and others)
  • Tutor referrals (for specific subject areas and English language learning)
  • Writing support through Writing Lab appointments and writing workshops


College Writing Program and Writing Center
Battelle-Tompkins 243, 202-885-3911

  • Individualized support with International Student Coordinator for international students enrolled in College Writing
  • Workshops for international students enrolled in College Writing classes
  • Writing support through Writing Center appointments (Battelle-Tompkins 228, 202-885-2991)


Counseling Center
Mary Graydon Center 214, 202-885-3500

  • Discussion groups and workshops for international students
  • Individualized personal counseling and referrals to other resources


International Student and Scholar Services
Butler Pavilion 410, 202-885-3350

  • Immigration and cultural adjustment advising with international student advisors
  • T.A.L.K. (Taking Action to Learn About "Kulture")
  • Intercultural Discussion Group
  • English proficiency testing for incoming students


Center for Diversity and Inclusion
Mary Graydon Center 204, 202-885-8110

  • Ethnic and cultural club advising
  • Social programming (lectures, diversity workshops, seminars, historical tours, receptions, award ceremonies, and festival events)
  • Resource for off-campus multicultural clubs and organizations