Tutoring in the ARC
The Virtual ARC will closed for Spring Break, March 8th-14th. After-Hours Appointments will NOT be available during these dates, but Online Paper Submissions will be accepted.
Online Tutoring is Available!
- Drop-In Tutoring is available in the Virtual ARC via Zoom Monday through Thursday, 10:00am - 6:00pm.
- Tutoring is offered on a wide variety of subjects, including Writing, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics), Business, study skills & planning, and more!
- Use Drop-In Tutoring to have a focused session with a tutor, or keep it pulled up in the background while you study and ask questions when you get stuck.
- Make sure you are logged into your myTyler before clicking into the Zoom session.
Click into the Virtual ARC for Drop-In Tutoring:
If you are looking for tutoring in a specific course, please take a look at our Course Proficiencies Schedule to see when we have tutors available for your specific class. If you need help with something you don't see on the list, feel free to email us to inquire at email@example.com.
After-Hours Tutoring Appointments:
Not able to come in during our Drop-In Tutoring hours? Submit a request for an After-Hours Appointment, and we'll do our best to accommodate times that work with your schedule. Appointments are subject to tutor availability and will be held via Zoom; please give us two business days to schedule your appointment. You must be logged into your myTyler account to access the request form. Requests made after 12pm on Friday will not be scheduled until the following week.
*After-Hours requests are closed for Spring Break and will reopen on Monday, March 15.
Online Paper Submissions:
In addition to After-Hours Appointments, you can also utilize our Online Paper Submission service for after-hours assistance. With our Online Submission service, you are able to submit your papers to us electronically for a tutor to look over; the tutor will then provide feedback to you via email. Our turnaround time for submissions is usually two business days, though this time can vary depending on volume of usage. Please fill out the form below to submit your paper to us. You must be logged into your myTyler account to access the form.
Prefer to study in a group of your peers, but need help forming one? Submit an interest form for a Study Group, and the ARC will work to facilitate the creation of a personalized group for your subject to meet and study in our Virtual Study Space. These groups can also be joined by one of our tutors to help facilitate study time.
Want to see what study groups are meeting so you can join one? Check out our Virtual Study Group Schedule to see when groups are meeting. You are always welcome to click into the Virtual ARC above to meet with one of the groups. Don't see a group for your subject? Fill out the Study Group Interest Form! You must be logged into your myTyler account to access the form.
Students who need to make use of a computer on campus can visit the computer labs on both campuses. Specific information about the computer labs can be found here. For technology assistance, students can speak to live technical support through the online Help Hub here.
If you need other assistance or accommodations for tutoring, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 804-594-1542.
Links and Directions:
- Questions? Send an email to email@example.com or call 804-594-1542.
- The ARC Instagram: Follow us here!
- Student Success Blog: Check it out here!
- The ARC YouTube channel: Find helpful videos here!
- Check out Kurzweil here! Kurzweil is an educational technology that provides text-to-speech reading assistance, comprehension support, and more.
- Having trouble signing into one of our Zoom sessions? Click here for directions to sign into Zoom with SSO; click here for directions to sign into your VCCS Zoom account.
- Need help figuring out how to use our Zoom room? Check here for a walkthrough video, and here for a Walkthrough Guide.
How to Use the ARC Online:
The ARC holds events and workshops throughout the semester to assist students with their academic journeys at Tyler, and to introduce them to the benefits of tutoring. Check here for our upcoming events. Want to sign up to recieve calendar notifications for when we have events coming up? Sign up here!
3/19/2021 at 10am-11am: ARC Study Prep Session - Join ARC staff for a general introduction on how to plan out your semester's coursework and studying, as well as how ARC tutoring services can assist. Register for the session on Zoom here.
3/19/2021 at 11am-12pm: MLA Workshop - The goal of this workshop is to go over the different aspects involved in MLA, specifically the formatting and citation rules. Attend the workshop in the Virtual ARC on Zoom here.
3/19/2021 at 4pm-5pm: ARC Study Prep Session - Join ARC staff for a general introduction on how to plan out your semester's coursework and studying, as well as how ARC tutoring services can assist. Register for the session on Zoom here.
3/26/2021 at 11am-12pm: Conducting Research Workshop - The goal of this workshop is to learn how to find appropriate research for papers/essays. Attend the workshop in the Virtual ARC on Zoom here.
4/2/2021 at 11am-12pm: Body Paragraphs Workshop - The goal of this workshop is to learn how to successfully format body paragraphs. Attend the workshop in the Virtual ARC on Zoom here.
4/9/2021 at 11am-12pm: Implementing Research Workshop - The goal of this workshop is to learn how to successfully incorporate research into papers/essays. Attend the workshop in the Virtual ARC on Zoom here.
4/16/2021 at 11am-12pm: Implementing Research Workshop - The goal of this workshop is to learn how to successfully incorporate research into papers/essays. Attend the workshop in the Virtual ARC on Zoom here.
The ARC LibGuides
The Writing Center, Math Center, and Study Skills LibGuides provide online resources for students in a veriety of subjects. The Writing Center LibGuide can assist students with essay writing basics, grammar fundamentals, style guides, and more. The Math Center LibGuide has resources for courses including mathematics, sciences, test prep, and others. The Study Skills LibGuide provides resources for time management, note-taking, test preperation, and more.
Click the links below to access the LibGuides:
Online tutoring is also available through Brainfuse. You can access Brainfuse in your Canvas: in your left-hand Canvas navigation panel, scroll to the bottom, and click “JTCC Student Resources,” and you will find the link to Brainfuse in the left-hand nevigation panel. Brainfuse offers live one-on-one online tutoring, as well as an online Writing Lab, the ability to create your own flashcards, form online study groups, and much more. Please note that usage of Brainfuse is limited to a certain number of hours, but students who run out of time in Brainfuse can always use the ARC for unlimited tutoring.
Are you looking to be a student worker at John Tyler? Apply to be a student tutor in the ARC! Student tutors are primarily required to tutor either writing or science/math courses, while also assisting with basic study and technology skills. If you have a passion for helping your peers succeed, please apply by filling out our online application below.