Located in Aaron 100, the Academic Resource Center (ARC) serves the academic community of Emmanuel College by offering free tutoring and test proctoring services to all currently enrolled students. Tutoring is conducted by trained peer tutors who coach students to better comprehend their course material, write more effective essays, better manage their time, and study more efficiently. The center also provides a quiet, supervised testing environment for make-up tests and academic accommodation needs. Tutoring is available both in-person and online. Test proctoring is in-person only. Make appointments through the Penji app (web.penjiapp.com or download the app).
Open M-F 9 am-5 pm
Closed for Chapel Tuesdays 11 am-2 pm
TESTS: Our trained tutors can help you study for tests and quizzes. The tutors know their subjects well and have also been trained in study techniques. Bring your books, notes, study guides, and any other study aids like flash cards with you and take advantage of a study partner who has taken the class and done well.
COMPREHENSION: You can meet for one-on-one help with a difficult class on a regular basis, or just once or twice. Or, if you find college textbooks hard to read and comprehend, a tutor can give you some reading comprehension pointers. If you are performing poorly on reading quizzes, bring the book to the tutor and have him or her ask questions from the chapter to prepare you for the quiz.
PAPERS: A writing tutor can help look over a paper draft to check for grammar issues and the development of the thesis. The tutor can also help you brainstorm and work through the various drafts. The more drafts and revision you go through, the better the end result will be.
INFORMATION: We also have resources like informational handouts and documentation style manuals (MLA, APA, AP, and Turabian). Some handouts are available online under the "Style Guides," Learning Styles," and "Resources" menus to the left. These and other resources are available in print any time the ARC is open, Aaron 100.
STUDY SKILLS AND TIME MANAGEMENT: Tutors are trained to help with general study skills and time management. If what you’ve been doing for a course hasn’t worked well, a tutor can suggest different ways to study. Remember, the tutor has been through the class already and might have insight into how the professor tests. Tutors can also advise you about how to juggle a 36-hour, full-time college commitment.
TEST PROCTORING: You and your professor can also make arrangements for you to take make-up tests in the ARC. Test proctoring is by appointment only Monday-Friday.