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Academic Resource Center

 Located in Aaron 100, the Academic Resource Center (ARC) serves the academic community of Emmanuel College and supports the overall mission of the college by offering free tutoring to all currently enrolled students for many of the subjects offered at Emmanuel. Trained peer tutors coach students to better comprehend their course material, write more effective essays, and study more efficiently.

During the Fall 2020 semester, the ARC will offer free tutoring online only and test proctoring by appointment only during the hours of 9am-3pm, Monday-Friday. Email arc@ec.edu for an appointment.

 

How the ARC Can Help

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). These resources are available any time the ARC is open. Some of the handouts are also posted here under Style Guides.

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. For Fall 2020, test proctoring is by appointment only during the hours of 9am-3pm, Monday-Friday. Email arc@ec.edu for an appointment time.

View Appointments

Kinesiology tutors are students who are majoring in kinesiology, have been recommended by their department, and are trained in tutoring techniques. To make an appointment, email arc@ec.edu.

Math tutors are students who are majoring in math and math education, have been recommended by their department, and are trained in tutoring techniques. To make an appointment, email arc@ec.edu.

The music tutor is a major who has been recommended by the department and trained in tutoring techniques. To make an appointment, email arc@ec.edu.

The psychology tutor is a major who has been recommended by the department and trained in tutoring techniques. To make an appointment, email arc@ec.edu.

Science tutors are students who are majoring in one of the science majors, have been recommended by their department, and are trained in tutoring techniques. To make an appointment, email arc@ec.edu.

Writing tutors have been recommended by the English department and trained in tutorin techniques. They can help with papers in any discipline, at any stage of the writing process. Bring your assignment to talk through how to get started, or bring a draft for a tutor to read. Book an appointment b emailing arc@ec.edu.

HU200 Art & Music Appreciation, Time Management, and Study Skills tutoring by request.  Email arc@ec.edu to make an appointment.

The business tutor was recommended by the business department and trained in tutoring techniques. To make an appointment, email arc@ec.edu.