Montgomery Campus Center for Student Success Fifth Floor, Whitley Hall

The Montgomery Campus Center for Student Success (CSS) has merged several existing student support offices with a mission to provide a central environment of support to help our students navigate their journey toward academic achievement.

This journey will begin with testing, assessment, and advisement and will continue through accommodation, remediation, and follow-up services and programs. Our combined efforts are targeted to increase student retention, progression, and success from initial entry on the Montgomery Campus to graduation.

The Montgomery Center for Student Success hours are:

Monday-Thursday 8:00am-5:30pm (close at 5:00pm during term breaks)
Friday 8:00am-12:00pm

The Director for the Center for Student Success is Sherry Stearns-Boles.  You can reach her by phone at 334-241-9777 or by email at

College Success — We Are Here To Help

With college comes many experiences, and the Center for Student Success is here to provide as many resources as possible to assist with your path to collegiate success. Below are resources to use as needed, and if you require anything additional, please contact us.Your success is our success!

CSS Montgomery — Fact Sheet for Students

Below are resources to use as needed. For any general questions, contact us by phone at 334-241-9504 or 334-241-9777.

Use the links on this page to further assist in any information you may be looking for.

Grammar/Mechanics | Research/Documentation | Special Kinds of Writing | The Writing Process


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Use the links on this page to further assist in any information you may be looking for.

Algebra Handouts | Arithmetic And Algebra Practice Sheets | General Algebra Practice Modules

Algebra Handouts

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Arithmetic And Algebra Practice Sheets

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General Algebra Practice Modules

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Additionally, free online, on-demand tutoring services are available for students via NetTutor, which may be accessed in the student’s Canvas account.

For more information and updates, check out our Facebook page at

For any general questions about the Center for Student Success, please contact us by phone at 334-241-9777 or by e-mail at

Academic Advisement, Rooms 509 and 511, Whitley Hall

Undergraduate Academic Advisors will work with Conditional, First Year, Undeclared and identified “At Risk” students. We will assist the students with academic requirements, counseling, evaluating test scores, problem solving, and scheduling. We will continue to educate students on how to use Trojan Web Express and how to pick classes. Once we increase their readiness level, the students will be able to transition easily to their faculty advisor.

To meet with one of our three advisors (Tangerla Jones, Lynn White, or Savannah Stewart), come to the fifth floor of Whitley Hall and sign in at the Center kiosk computer.

Student Success Services, Room 510, Whitley Hall

Student Success Services offers resources and assistance outside academic advisement but in support of student academic progression and success areas such as organization, study skills, note-taking skills, test-taking strategies, time management, and goal-setting.  Additionally, Student Success Services offers opportunities to enhance students' social enrichment and positive relations between and among students, faculty, and staff through facilitating student engagement activities on campus and in the community.

For information or questions, contact Breanna Gentry (Student Success Specialist) by phone at 334-241-5407 or by email at

Career Services, Room 521, Whitley Hall

Career Services assists students with their career development needs. By creating career goals, and developing a career plan, our students have a better chance of attaining a rewarding career. Assessing skills and interests, researching occupations, and learning job-hunting techniques will pave the way for positive results in employment opportunities.

For Career Services, contact Taylor Valenta (Career Services Coordinator) by phone at 334-241-5463 or by email at, or to make an appointment, please click on the following link:

Disability Services, Rooms 523a and 524, Whitley Hall

Students seeking information regarding documentation of disability and with requests for special services and accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act should contact the Disability Services Office in rooms 523A/524 in Whitley Hall, or Jane Rudick by phone at 334-241-5486 or by email at

Testing Center, Room 500, Whitley Hall

The Testing Center currently offers the following tests:

  • Accuplacer Math and English Placement Tests
  • ACT Residual Test
  • Make-up Tests
  • MAT (Miller Analogies Test)
  • Proctored Exams
  • TEAS (nursing Test of Essential Academic Skills, only for Troy students and Troy applicants)
  • PPT (Proficiency Profile Tests, formerly MAPP)
  • Certiport Excel Certification Test
  • CPCE (Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination)

The Testing Center hours are:

Monday-Thursday 8:00am-5:30pm (close at 5:00pm during term breaks)
Friday 8:00am-12:00pm

For more information about our testing services, contact Keith Winn or Nicole Miller in the Testing Center by phone at 334-241-9530/9531 or by email at

Information is listed below regarding other tests offered at the Troy University Montgomery Campus, but not currently under the CSS-Montgomery Testing Center:

  • DSST (DANTES Subject Standardized Test) - contact Trenda Echols-Woods by phone at 334-241-9532 or by email at

Tutoring Services

The Montgomery Campus Center for Student Success offers free in-person/face-to-face and online tutoring services.

In-Person Tutoring Services

  • To sign up, please email (include your name, class, and math or science question, and/or details of the help you need) or call 334-241-9777.
  • Weekly Math tutoring sessions are held from 4-5:30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Whitley Hall, Room W-628. Services provide help with MTH 0096, MTH 1100, MTH 1105, Calculus I & II courses!
  • Weekly Science tutoring sessions are held from 5:00-6:30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Whitley Hall, Room W-318. Services provide help with biology, other biological sciences, general chemistry and earth science!
  • Weekly English/Writing tutoring sessions are held from 4-5:30pm on Mondays and Tuesdays in Whitley Hall, Room W-623. Services help with all courses requiring writing assignments, including discussion posts, essays, and research writing!

Online Tutoring Services

  • NetTutor: Free online on-demand tutoring and writing services are available for all Troy students via NetTutor, through your Canvas online course module.
    What is NetTutor?: NetTutor is a comprehensive online tutoring service that provides live tutoring and paper submission in many subjects. Troy University offers unlimited use of NetTutor for all students via Canvas online course modules. NetTutor tutors are available for live sessions, to answer submitted questions, and to review papers 24 hours a day, any day of the week. All questions and writing submissions to NetTutor will be returned with your tutor’s comments within 48 hours.
    What subjects are available for tutoring in NetTutor?: First Year Experience & College Student Success / Writing and Paper submission / Math (Finite Math, Algebra, Pre-Calculus, Trigonometry, Calculus & Differential Equations) / Accounting / Anatomy & Physiology / Anthropology / Biology / Business / Chemistry / Communications & Speech / Computer Science / Criminal Justice / Earth Science / Economics / Finance / History / Literature / Physics & Physical Science / Political Science / Psychology / Sociology / Spanish / Statistics.
  • Troy Online Writing Center: Additional online writing assistance through the Troy Online Writing Center (OWC) is available to Montgomery Students taking online classes. OWC tutors review student papers and make suggestions about how to strengthen key areas. OWC reviewers make every attempt to respond to inquiries and submissions within 48 hours (OWC is closed Saturday and Sunday). Troy Online Writing Center help can be found here.
  • Other online tutoring resources are available. For more information, please contact Student Success Services at 334-241-9504 or 334-241-9777.

Center for Student Success Staff

Name Position Contact
Sherry Stearns-Boles Director
Taylor Valenta Career Services Coordinator
Jane Rudick Disability Services Coordinator
Linda Scanlon Disability Services Assistant

Tangerla Jones

Student Development Academic Advisor
Lynn White Student Development Academic Advisor
Savannah Stewart Student Development Academic Advisor
Breanna Gentry Student Success Specialist
Keith Winn Testing Clerk
Nicole Miller Testing Clerk
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