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    H.E.L.P. – Where failure is not an option

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    One on one subject tutoring and development skills

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    Celebrating success at the H.E.L.P. graduation ceremony

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    Students are individually matched with tutors and learning specialists

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    Our students come to Marshall for outstanding education and support

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    Hard work and dedication pay off

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    State of the art facilities on the campus of Marshall University

Our 2014 Dr. Paul E. Skeens Memorial Scramble 4 H.E.L.P. annual scholarship fundraiser was a tremendous success! Click HERE to read more about the event, to see a list of prize winners, and to support our sponsors.


A long-time friend and supporter of the H.E.L.P. Center, Mr. John “Jack” Deakin, recently passed away. Please, click HERE to visit the memorial page where friends and loved ones share their memories. If you would like to submit to the page, email the H.E.L.P. Center.


H.E.L.P. provides PSAT/SAT/ACT prep courses! Click HERE for more information


Welcome to Marshall University H.E.L.P. Center

Founded in 1981 by Dr. Barbara Guyer, a nationally recognized specialist in the fields of education, learning disabilities, and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (A.D.H.D), the Marshall University H.E.L.P. Center is a fee-based comprehensive academic support program that has grown from its humble beginnings in a cramped basement to a thriving and nationally recognized Center of Excellence with its own modern building, Myers Hall, on the beautiful campus of Marshall University in Huntington, WV.

Changing lives for over thirty years . . .

For over three decades the H.E.L.P. Center has grown and diversified its services to meet the educational needs of Marshall University students, medical students from around the country, and students ranging in age from 6 to 18 in the local community. We also offer a Skills Development Program, Summer Prep, and diagnostic services. Each program is administered and developed by coordinators who work closely with a team of experts in the fields of education, learning disabilities, A.D.H.D, psychology, and counseling to offer the ideal services for their respective programs.


If you would like to know more about our unique programs and services, please explore the links below or contact us.

Marshall University College H.E.L.P. Program

Provides academic support and instruction to Marshall University students with a diagnosis of Specific Learning Disorder (S.L.D.) and/or Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (A.D.H.D.).

Medical H.E.L.P. Program

Works with medical and board prep students in the areas of study skills, time management, and test taking. No diagnoses of S.L.D. or A.D.H.D. required

Community H.E.L.P. Program

Assists students in the local area between the ages of 6-18 diagnosed with S.L.D. and/or A.D.H.D. improve their academic skills

Skills Development

Addresses deficit areas such as reading, mathematics, and written language, as well as study skills, time management, test taking, etc. for our College H.E.L.P. students

Summer Prep

Acclimates incoming freshmen and transfer students to the College H.E.L.P. Program and their new academic life at Marshall University

Diagnostic Services

Provides psychological assessments to determine Specific Learning Disorders and academic deficits in children, adolescents, and adults


Please, excuse our mess as we continue to modify and update our website


Contact Information:

Marshall University H.E.L.P. Center

520 18th Street, Huntington, WV 25703

Phone: (304) 696-6252

Fax: (304) 696-3231

help@marshall.edu