Tutoring & Coaching
The ARC offers free tutoring, tutor-led study groups, walk-in tutoring and tutor-staffed work spaces to help all GS students approach gateway math, science, economics, and language classes with confidence. Wherever you are on the road to mastery—whether you’re confused by one or two concepts, feeling overwhelmed by a class, or looking to move from “pretty good” to “great”—our tutors are here to help.
In addition to tutoring, the ARC also offers Reading & Argument Coaching to support coursework in social science and humanities disciplines.
Appointments are available on a first-come, first-served basis through our online scheduling system. Each session lasts 50 minutes. Appointments are conducted in pairs (two students per tutor) for math and science courses, and one-on-one for foreign languages and economics tutoring and for reading and argument coaching. For paired appointments, the first student to register for the appointment chooses the course and professor; any student enrolled in the same course can sign up for the second slot. Each student is permitted up to two traditional tutoring appointments per week and one coaching appointment. (Use of group tutoring and walk-in tutoring hours do not count towards the appointment allowance).
To help everyone get the most out of this resource, we ask that students do the following:
- Arrive on time and be prepared with relevant notes, textbooks, assignments, and specific questions and goals for the session
- Provide their tutor or coach with a copy of the course syllabus
- Actively engage in each session—ask questions, take notes, and take charge
Make an Appointment
Students who are unable to make their appointment must cancel at least 12 hours in advance. Students who miss three scheduled appointments (either by not showing up or by canceling with less than 12 hours notice) may lose access to tutoring and coaching for the semester.
Please note that it is the ARC’s policy not to go over homework problems and writing assignments during peer-led sessions. Instead, tutors will review concepts and provide practice problems that are similar to those commonly assigned as homework and on exams. Coaches will provide support with pre-writing activities such as thesis development, evidence selection, and outlining, but will not review written drafts.