Supported by university, Dr. Scholl Foundation and other private foundation funding, the ARC provides peer tutoring in Architecture, AutoCad, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil and Architectural Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Maple, Mathematics, MatLab, Microsoft Office, Mechanical, Materials and Aerospace Engineering, Physics, Reviews, Business and Economics.
All ARC Services are free to use for current Illinois Tech students.
Peer Tutoring | Reviews | Workshops | Groups | Supplemental Instruction | Electronics | TutorTrac | TinyQ | Employment | Survey
Peer tutoring is a free drop-in service, open to all registered students. Our tutors are top-performing undergraduate and graduate students who help students gain a sound understanding of course concepts and materials. They are chosen on basis of their area of expertise. Tutors are available either on a drop-in basis or in group consultation.
Exam Reviews help students with successful strategies for review on their answers guided by a tutor. Students test themselves both, to practice for the exam and to diagnose areas of weakness. To help students visualize quality responses on free response questions, students practice exam-related problem samples.
We also conduct the following which helps students plan their study schedules:
- Subject related workshops during the semester
- Educational Strategies Workshop in the beginning of the semester.
ARC promotes subject-related group study. Tables are assigned for related subjects promoting discussion study. This helps students to recall and organize their study patterns. The Expo space in Hermann Hall is often available for students to study independently or in groups. Rolling white-boards are on hand for students to check out at the monitor's desk in HH-112.
The Supplemental Instruction (SI) program provides peer-facilitated study sessions for traditionally difficult courses. These sessions are led by a qualified ARC scholar who has previously taken and exceeded in a given course. The scholars also attends all lectures with students. For more information about the ARC SI Program, clich here.
The ARC hosts a state-of-the-art computer lab with computers, scanner, and laser printers. Students may work with tutors on learning discipline-specific software or for assistance in core computer science classes. Other electronics for students to use at the ARC include: tablets (iPad, Surface, Android), tablet pc and laptop pc.
Academic Resource Center is utilizing its resources in collaboration with variety of online resources to Connect with current IIT students. We are using TutorTrac system to manage online schedules, appointments and much more. It allows you to schedule appointments online, check your visits, review available books, review online discussion forums and select whiteboard sessions. Click to view TutorTrac Student View for navigation support.
Our newest service called TinyQ refers to social media tutoring. As the name implies, tutors will be responsible to answer questions which require short answers. The questions can be asked via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or text (312-VOX-ARC2; 312-869-2722) or Facebook (@arc.iit) or Twitter (@iitarc). A notification of your response will be posted on Facebook and Twitter. The answers are collected and posted here.
The ARC Scholars are selected from a tiered interview process. Only selected applicants are contacted due to a large number of applicants. All applicants must provide two references (at least one IIT faculty), an updated resume, a completed application and available hours. At the interview, all applicants are provided placement questionnaire in the area of their expertise. Once hired, all new employees must complete 15 hours of Tutor Education Seminars scheduled by the ARC to start your certification process. All positions at the ARC are paid positions. The employment applications are available online at ARC Employment Application.
The Academic Resource Center conducts two kinds of surveys. First, any time you electronically sign out using the ARC services, you will see options to answer couple of questions and add comments. Second, is the ARC email survey which is shared with students around mid-semester and at the end of semester. These survey help the ARC improve it's services and create better support for you.