Tutoring Service | Duke Kunshan University

Tutoring Service


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 NumberCourse TitleDrop-In Tutoring1-on-1 AppointmentStudy GroupReview Session
BIOL 110Integrated Science - Biology
BIOL 201Cell and Molecular Biology 
BIOL 202Genomics and Evolution  
BIOL 208General Ecology  
BIOL 305Introduction to Biochemistry   
CHEM 110Integrated Science - Chemistry
CHEM 201Organic Chemistry I   
CHEM 301Elements of Physical Chemistry   
COMPSCI 201Introduction to Programming and Data Structures  
ECON 101Economics Principles 
ECON 201Intermediate Microeconomics I 
ECON 202Intermediate Microeconomics II  
ECON 203Introduction to Econometrics  
ECON 204Intermediate Macroeconomics  
ETHLDR 201Ethics, Citizenship, and the Examined Life  
GLOCHALL 201Global Challenges in Science, Technology and Health   
MATH 101Introductory Calculus 
MATH 105Calculus 
MATH 201Multivariable Calculus  
MATH 202Linear Algebra  
MATH 205Probability and Statistics  
MATH 302Numerical Analysis  
MATH 303ODE and Dynamical Systems  
MATH 304Numerical Analysis and Optimization  
MATH 305Advanced Linear Algebra  
MATH 307Complex Variable  
PHYS 121Integrated Science - Physics 
PHYS 122General Physics II: Electricity, Magnetism and Light  
PHYS 201Optics and Modern Physics   
PSYCH 101Introductory Psychology 
STATS 101Introduction to Applied Statistical Methods 
STATS 102Introduction to Data Science  
STATS 210Probability, Random Variables and Stochastic Processes  
STATS 302Principles 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

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.

1-on-1 Appointment

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.

Study Group

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

Review Session

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.