Academic Resource Center Summer Offerings

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) is offering tutoring, reading and argument coaching, and consultations with Columbia University Librarians during summer 2022.

June 15, 2022

Make an Appointment

Appointments will be offered both virtually and in-person at the Academic Resource Center. The Academic Resource Center is located on 601 W 111th St, New York, NY 10025. The entrance is on 111th St (first door on the northwest corner). The ARC space is on the second floor. Students can use their ID to swipe in and take the elevator to the second floor.

Make an Appointment 


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.

Tutoring will be offered Tuesday, May 31 through Friday, August 12 in Math, Economics, French, Spanish, Physics, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Statistics.

Reading & Argument Coaching

Speaking the language of a text doesn't always guarantee you'll understand what it says. And even when you do understand what it says, that doesn't necessarily mean you know how to craft an argument in response. The ARC's reading and argument coaches are trained peer facilitators who can help students make sense of what they're looking at and come up with a plan for what to do with it—without doing the work for them, and while respecting the Columbia University Code of Honor.

Reading and argument coaches can help students:

  • Learn to pre-read more effectively
  • Learn to identify the different types of demands made by different types of texts (i.e., how to approach a textbook versus a literary text versus a critical article)
  • Learn to efficiently manage large volumes of text
  • Learn to critically approach a text about which you will be writing a paper
  • Better understand what makes a good argument, and how to make a good argument

Research Consultations with a Columbia University Librarian

The ARC has partnered with Columbia University Libraries to offer students direct support with research.  Schedule an appointment using the online appointment system to meet with a research librarian for support on any aspect of your research project, from initial project conception to citation management to deep dives into the archives and everything in between.

ARC Study Hall

Study Hall is now an option for students to work in the ARC for one or two hour study windows. Student Hall slots can be reserved in Appointy. As with all appointments, students will need to book in advance and be approved. Please note: ARC Study Hall is a shared space with students who scheduled tutoring sessions, so the room is not a silent-study area. Please sign in with the front desk or one of the desk attendants. Food and open mugs are not allowed at the center.
Reservation time limit: 55 minutes or 115 minutes
Location: Academic Resource Center (601 W 111th, northwest corner of 111th and Broadway)



Academic Resource Center
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