Tutoring service at the ARC is supplemental to course instruction and offered free of charge to DKU undergraduate students. Academic Success Tutors, our full-time learning professionals, attend selected courses across the curriculum, and work in collaboration with instructors and Peer Tutors to discern how to best facilitate student learning and development.
To satisfy students’ diversified needs, tutoring service is provided in various formats, including drop-in tutoring, 1-on-1 appointment, study group, and review session. In Fall 2020, tutoring service is offered both on campus and online.
The ARC has two primary rooms (3002 & 4002) in the Conference Center, and reserves several team rooms in the Innovation Building and the Academic Building to provide tutoring support. When tutoring, coaching, and workshops are not scheduled, students have access to the space to work on academic related activities such as group projects, homework, and self-studying. To better serve our students unable to get to campus, we are also offering tutoring and learning support online via Zoom.
In addition to this website, we encourage you to visit the Sakai site of ARC Tutoring Support for tutoring information of the current semester.
List of Courses with Tutoring Support in Fall 2020
|Course Number||Course Title||Drop-In Tutoring||1-on-1 Appointment||Study Group||Review Session|
|BIOL 110||Integrated Science - Biology||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|BIOL 201||Cell and Molecular Biology||✓||✓||✓|
|BIOL 202||Genomics and Evolution||✓||✓|
|BIOL 208||General Ecology||✓||✓|
|BIOL 305||Introduction to Biochemistry||✓|
|CHEM 110||Integrated Science - Chemistry||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|CHEM 201||Organic Chemistry I||✓|
|CHEM 301||Elements of Physical Chemistry||✓|
|COMPSCI 201||Introduction to Programming and Data Structures||✓||✓|
|ECON 101||Economics Principles||✓||✓||✓|
|ECON 201||Intermediate Microeconomics I||✓||✓||✓|
|ECON 202||Intermediate Microeconomics II||✓||✓|
|ECON 203||Introduction to Econometrics||✓||✓|
|ECON 204||Intermediate Macroeconomics||✓||✓|
|ETHLDR 201||Ethics, Citizenship, and the Examined Life||✓||✓|
|GLOCHALL 201||Global Challenges in Science, Technology and Health||✓|
|MATH 101||Introductory Calculus||✓||✓||✓|
|MATH 201||Multivariable Calculus||✓||✓|
|MATH 202||Linear Algebra||✓||✓|
|MATH 205||Probability and Statistics||✓||✓|
|MATH 302||Numerical Analysis||✓||✓|
|MATH 303||ODE and Dynamical Systems||✓||✓|
|MATH 304||Numerical Analysis and Optimization||✓||✓|
|MATH 305||Advanced Linear Algebra||✓||✓|
|MATH 307||Complex Variable||✓||✓|
|PHYS 121||Integrated Science - Physics||✓||✓||✓|
|PHYS 122||General Physics II: Electricity, Magnetism and Light||✓||✓|
|PHYS 201||Optics and Modern Physics||✓|
|PSYCH 101||Introductory Psychology||✓||✓||✓|
|STATS 101||Introduction to Applied Statistical Methods||✓||✓||✓|
|STATS 102||Introduction to Data Science||✓||✓|
|STATS 210||Probability, Random Variables and Stochastic Processes||✓||✓|
|STATS 302||Principles of Machine Learning||✓||✓|
Please note that the tutoring formats of the courses above are subject to change due to tutor availability.
If you would like to get tutoring support for course(s) not listed in the table above, please submit your request via the link. We will consider providing tutoring support for the course(s) in the future and consult the instructor.
Drop-in tutoring is offered to DKU undergraduate students for a selected list of courses. Drop-in tutoring sessions are scheduled throughout the week, offering students the freedom to get support without making an appointment. Students are welcome to attend the drop-in tutoring sessions if they have questions about course content, concepts or homework questions.
The courses that have drop-in tutoring and their tutoring schedule and location are announced to students in class at the start of each Session. You can also click on the link to view the drop-in tutoring schedule.
If a student prefers to get help in a private setting, 1-on-1 tutoring sessions can be arranged via a request form.
To make an appointment for 1-on-1 tutoring, please click on this link and submit the request form at least 2 days in advance, because we need time to match you with our tutor who is available during the time you would like to meet.
The ARC supports several entry-level courses in the study group format. A study group comprises 3 to 6 students. Group members meet every week and the sessions are led by a full-time Academic Success Tutor or Undergraduate Peer Tutors who have successfully completed the course previously. They guide the group members to review key terms and concepts as well as facilitate practice questions and group discussion.
If you would like to join a study group, please submit an application through this link by the 1st Wednesday of each Session. For maximal learning outcomes, we strongly encourage the participants to attend all the study group sessions. Those students with excessive absences may be asked or removed from the study group.
In Session 1, Fall 2020, the ARC provides study groups for the courses listed below.
- BIOL 110
- CHEM 110
- ECON 101
- MATH 105
- STATS 101
In consultation with instructors, review sessions are offered to help students better understand the homework assignments and prepare for the exams. The formats of review sessions can be content review, sample questions review, or a combination of both. The sessions are usually held several days after the homework submissions or before the exams. These review sessions are led by full-time Academic Success Tutors or Peer Tutors who have successfully completed the course previously.
Please note that not all courses have review sessions. The information of each review session is usually released a few days beforehand via Sakai or other communication platforms.