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Academic Resource Center

Welcome to the ARC! We offer writing and course tutoring, and first-generation student support resources.

Daum Hall, 2nd Floor
1 LMU Drive, MS 8208
Los Angeles, CA 90045

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About Our Services

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) provides Course Tutoring, Writing Tutoring, and specialized support for First-Generation College students at LMU. Our services are designed as a compliment to the curriculum with the intentions of fostering academic success. 

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Academic Coaching

An individualized, strengths-based, academic coaching program focused on time management, study strategies, focus, and motivation.

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Course Tutoring

Reinforces key academic concepts and assists undergrad students with course related assignments, test preparation, and other academic tasks.

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Student Success Resources

Tools for effective academic planning and resources to support student success inside and outside of the classroom.

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Writing Center

Assists grad and undergrad students at various stages in the writing process with a focus on academic writing development, organization, critical thinking, argument, and coherence.

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Intro to LMU's Academic Resource Center

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The Decompression Zone

A quiet place to relax, reflect and recenter yourself, the Decompression Zone is a private room for students and staff. This space features low lighting, a table for journaling/sketching, and a meditation mat. We welcome you to use the space for personal needs, such as napping, studying meditating, etc. The Decompression Zone is located in Daum Hall 216 and open to Lions who could use a moment to themselves. Visit us to decompress with coloring books, puzzles, calming teas, candy/chocolate, bracelet-making embroidery floss, reflection journals, a mindfulness meditation app, and more! To use the Decompression Zone, visit the ARC (Daum Hall, second floor) and a receptionist will reserve the space for you.