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Academic Resource Center
If you need additional support to help you study and "get the grade", the Academic Resource Center (ARC) is the place to turn. Located on the first floor of the Hamilton Library, the ARC offers a broad range of services to help students with academic issues. Services include free peer tutoring, the Write Place, academic mentoring, the Math Study Center and more. See below for details:
Students who feel that they could benefit from supplemental instruction in a course should first contact their professor for suggestions and help. If available, students in courses with an academic mentor should also attend review sessions with that mentor. If these options aren't helpful or the student prefers a one-on-one tutoring session, he or she can sign up for peer tutoring.
Peer tutoring is free of charge to students, although tutors are paid by the school. Tutoring can be arranged for any subject and any course. Students interested in receiving supplemental instruction or being a tutor should stop by the ARC main desk (or call at x8286) or contact the director of academic resources.
Please request a tutor as soon as possible as availability is limited. The ARC staff will make every effort to find a tutor for the subject requested.
The Write Place is a resource area for students to work on their writing with the assistance of trained tutors. Students at all levels of college work are encouraged to bring in drafts in order to get feedback about structure, word usage, clarity and other important aspects of the writing. The tutors are faculty members or skilled upper-level students. If you'd like a teaching career, being a Write Place tutor can help give you the knowledge and background that provides an excellent first step.
For more information on the Write Place, click here, or contact Kathy Carlson.
The Academic Mentoring Program is a great way to supplement what is learned in the classroom and to polish skills and knowledge. Academic mentors are upperclassmen who have proven themselves successful in a particular course. They are placed in the course and attend regularly. The mentors then discuss course material with the professors and come up with material for review sessions.
Review sessions are offered throughout the week (typically 2-3 times) in the ARC or other classrooms on campus. All students in the course are encouraged to attend. Students who have an academic mentor in their course should take advantage of the program. This is a wonderful way for students to keep up their GPA and retain classroom information. It's also a good time to ask more questions and get more help. Click here for more information.
The Math Study Center (MSC) is a unique student-friendly environment that encourages individual development in mathematics. Through one-on-one assistance from upperclassmen, the MSC strives to build students' confidence in their mathematical abilities.
Through effective problem-solving procedures, the MSC assistants offer help to students by encouraging them to discover the solutions to their problems. The MSC also offers math assistants experience in working with students in a real-life setting and provides the assistants with the opportunities to reflect on and discuss their experiences and to develop themselves professionally.
To see a complete list of services in the ARC, click here.