Connect MySQL database to an Android app

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http://stackoverflow.com – I need some help with connecting my mySQL database to my Android app I'm currently developing. I've never done this before, and I found a couple tutorials here it provides good information and I understand most of it, but it doesn't entirely work with my situation. I have a database stored on a remote server my university provides and I access it using phpMyAdmin. I need help connecting the app to the database so that way when users log in and registers for the app, it stores on the mySQL database. I was told I may need to use an SSH tunnel I have? I've never done that before so I'm not t (HowTos)