What does "Content Tutoring" include?
"Content tutoring" includes all tutoring that helps you master the content knowledge specific to the course and discipline. In Economics, the content in a tutoring session might include learning about supply and demand, while in Chemistry your content tutoring might include learning about ionic bonds. "Content tutoring" covers a broad range of classes, disciplines, and tutoring styles, but does not include helping you with writing. Visit a writing tutor for those needs.
Do I need to make an appointment?
You do not need an appointment for most content tutoring; just show up at the location on the day and time listed on our main tutoring page. If you can make an appointment, you'll find a link on the main tutoring page.
How long is a content tutoring session?
Tutoring sessions generally last 30 minutes, but some content tutoring functions more like a study group with longer sessions. While most tutors prefer you to show up at the beginning of a session, you are welcome to drop in after the starting time.
Are content tutoring sessions 1-on-1, or shared with other students?
Our content tutoring is only offered in a group setting. Because content tutoring does not require an appointment, the size of the group each session will vary.
What should I do if there's no ARC content tutoring for the subject I need?
- First, ask whether this is a course with writing assignments. If so, take your assignments to a writing tutor, and you can develop your understanding of the content through your written work. This is a great strategy for many core classes, like History, American Cultures, Philosophy, and Theology.
- Visit office hours, and let your instructor know that ARC tutoring is unavailable. Sometimes he or she can offer alternative strategies.
- Visit tutoring for a course in a related field: you might meet others and form a study group, or meet students who've already taken the class and performed well.
- Please let the ARC know that you want tutoring in a particular course: if others share the need, we will try to offer tutoring in the future.
Still got questions? Call the ARC front desk at 310.338.2847, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org