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Tutoring in the ARC

Welcome back for the spring semester! 

ARC Hours of Operation: 

Chester Campus

Academic Resource Center, Moyar Hall 222

  • Monday – Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Phone: 804-706-5244

Midlothian Campus

Academic Resource Center, Eliades Hall 117


  • Monday – Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Phone: 804-594-1542

Free tutoring is available in the Academic Resource Center (ARC) at Chester and Midlothian. All tutoring is available on a walk-in basis.  No appointment is necessary.

ARC staff are ready to help you with:

  • writing
  • math
  • science
  • engineering
  • business
  • foreign languages
  • test-taking skills
  • study skills and more!

Students can also use computers in the ARC to do Internet research, access tutorial software, or work on writing assignments.

One on One Tutoring:

The ARC is always open to tutor students on a walk-in basis. Starting Fall Semester 2018 we are providing limited one on one tutoring sessions on Fridays and Saturdays. One on one sessions will last 45 minutes. Students can contact the ARC through our contact form on Friday through Monday of each week with their course and preferred time slot(s). Booking an appointment will depend upon availability and demand. Each Wednesday we will let students know via email what available times we have for their one on one session. Students can request up to 4 appointments per class per semester.

One on one tutoring requests are closed for the semester. They will be available again starting the beginning of the spring semester

One on One Tutoring Request

General Contact:

If you have any questions, please fill out the contact form below with your name, student email, and query.

General Contact Form

Online Tutoring:

Online tutoring is available for STEM-H courses through NetTutor, which you can access through your course(s) on Blackboard. NetTutor offers both live one-on-one online tutoring, as well as asynchronous or Q and A tutoring, where students can leave a question and receive feedback within 24 hours. 

For writing, students unable to come into the ARC and work in the Writing Center may submit writing assignments during business hours by filling out the following form. All writing submissions to the ARC will maintain a 36 business hour turnaround time. 

The Writing Center:

The Writing Center helps students become stronger, more independent writers. Students can work with our tutors face-to-face in the ARC or online. We welcome assignments at any stage of the writing process, for any kind of writing project. For additional information about the Writing Center or the resources we offer, please click the following link

The Math Center: 

The tutors in the Math Center are available to help students in all levels of math, science, engineering, accounting, and most other STEM-H classes. We offer a quiet space to independently work on homework, receive individual help on assignments or preparing for a test, and/or have group study sessions. The tutors can also assist with standardized test preparation, including the VPT, TEAS, and ASVAB. 

Beyond hiring tutors for work in the ARC, we are also looking for specific tutors for a new program we are launching in the spring called Supplemental Instruction (SI). These tutors will be embedded into sections of Chemistry 111, Precalculus (MTH 161), and Developmental English. Beyond being embedded in the classroom, tutors will also hold weekly study sessions for the students in those classes to help review material. Each week the SI tutors will work one on one with faculty to prepare and discuss the week’s lessons. Just like the student tutor positions, hours are limited to 20 per week. SI tutors will be asked to work around 15-16 hours a week, with the balance of time in the ARC as a tutor not spent in the classroom or holding outside SI sessions. The deadline for applications is Friday, November 23.    

Here are applications by course:

Chemistry 111

Precalculus MTH 161

Developmental English 

*All applicants will also be considered for tutoring positions in the ARC if not selected for SI program.* 

If you're interested in working as just a student tutor in the ARC please fill out our online application.

Individual and Small eTandem Sessions at The ARC - Spanish/English FALL 2018

What is etandem?

eTandem is a conversation with native speakers of the target language in which students help each other learn the language of their tandem partner. Students chat for 25-30 minutes in one language and then they chat for 25-30 minutes in the other language. This conversation may be done with Zoom, Skype, Jitsi, or other platforms. eTandem allows students of Spanish to learn more vocabulary and culture from their peers in Latin America. It will also provide students with more confidence when speaking in the target language.

At John Tyler Community College, an eTandem session is a one-hour chat to practice Spanish with partners from Mexico, Colombia, or Uruguay. Dr. Maria De Panbehchi ( ) will run the sessions in the Fall of 2018 at The ARC in Midlothian.

Sessions last 40 to 50 minutes.

When and where:

September to November at the ARC in Midlothian. A limited number of sessions will take place in the ARC in Chester.
Mondays and Wednesdays: 11:00-12:50, 4:00-4:50
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 12:30-1:30 and 3:00-4:00 p.m.

How to sign up:

Fill out the form:

Please, arrive 10 minutes before the session.

What you to bring to an eTandem session: lots of enthusiasm, 10-20 questions or topics, headphones (optional), and a notebook. You are allowed to use your phone/tablet/computer to Google any word or phrase that you need.

Participants per group:
These small sessions are designed for 2-6 participants. We may run an individual session if only participant signs up. However, if you need to cancel, you should email Dr. Maria De Panbehchi at least 48 hours before the session.

During the session:
Follow the golden rule: Treat your language practice partner with respect.
You may use Google Translate, online dictionaries and translators, apps, print dictionaries, notes from class, or your textbook.

Participants choose the topics they will practice. If they are not students in a class but they would like to have a handout with frequently used questions and phrases, they should ask for one before coming to the session.

Please, let us know before the session starts if we need to record your conversation in Spanish.


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