For more detailed information about the Student Academic Success Department, please visit our Columbus State Community College website at:

Contact Information

Teddi Lewis-Hotopp, Director,, 614-287-5939
Lisa Carpenter, Business Analyst,, 614-287-2729
Andrew Filippi, Project Coordinator, Early Alert,, 614-287-2550
Lynn Giese, Supervisor, Tutoring,, 614-287-2474



WELCOME to the Student Academic Success Service Page

integrity, devotion, and respect, we will provide all students with the tools and personal support to help them achieve their academic and career goals.                                                             

We can assist you with finding the help you need to be successful at Columbus State; developing a time management plan; reviewing note-taking, test-taking, and study skills; and helping you complete the SAP appeals form.

Schedule a meeting with Mr. Andrew Filippi today.

We offer Tutoring at no extra cost!  To access FREE tutoring online, go to and follow the steps below:

  1. Select the course in Blackboard you desire tutoring in, and click on the green “n” in the top right-hand side of the course.
  2. The first time you go to NetTutor, you’ll need to agree to the security agreement
  3. Access Columbus State Community College Tutor by clicking on the Pisces Card, or to access a Nettutor Tutor click on the Nettutor Card. 
  4. Next, scroll down to select the course category (for an example: English, Biology, Chemistry, Math (Algebra and PreCalc), or Math Contextualize, etc.)
  5. Columbus State Community College tutors you’ll see open rooms under one-on-one rooms. For NetTutor tutors, scroll down to “drop in and meet with
    a live tutor.”

Please contact Mr. Lynn Giese with your questions.

To request SAS services, follow the appropriate link below...

Starfish Training
Student Progress Report