The Learning Resource Network (LRN) provides academic support services to all Arcadia University undergraduates. LRN tutors are peers who have been recommended by faculty and must maintain a minimum cumulative and semester GPA of 3.0.
In addition, Advanced Tutors and Peer Study Assistants can meet with students who may have special concerns regarding reading and study strategies, learning styles, or other academic skill-building.
The LRN works closely with faculty and students to provide academic support that takes into consideration the content area, professors’ teaching styles and expectations, and students’ learning styles and preferences.
Disability Support Services (DSS) is closely associated with the LRN. Information regarding academic accommodations for students with disabilities can be found on their website.
Fall 2017 Tutoring has begun. Schedules available at the LRN in Knight Hall
Tutoring takes place in the LRN Lab in Knight Hall, Room 142. Schedules are available at the LRN Lab. Appointments are recommended, but drop-in may be available.
Recruiting Tutors for 2018-19
The LRN recruits for tutors in the Spring Semester for the upcoming academic year. Students who meet the minimum qualifications are invited to apply to be a tutor. Applications are available at the LRN. Typically, LRN peer tutors work with students only on those courses they have actually taken and successfully completed at Arcadia. In general, those who are recruited to be tutors are upper-class students who have taken a number of AU courses. The best candidates will be able to tutor a wide range of courses, particularly “high-demand” courses. However, the LRN hires peer tutors who are not only excellent all-round students, but also possess interpersonal abilities, good communication skills, and enthusiasm for their subject areas.
Students who are are interested in becoming a tutor must
Complete an application;
Receive a recommendation by a member of the faculty. A professor may write you a brief letter, e-mail Linda Pizzi (the Assistant Dean of Academic Development), or provide a signature on the application;
Have a B or better in each course you list on your application;
Maintain a minimum semester and cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.
Once completed, the application can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or dropped off at the Learning Resource Network Lab in 142 Knight Hall. Applications should be received by mid-March of the Spring semester. Interviews are scheduled in April and May.
Group Tutoring and Study Sessions
In addition to individual tutoring, students can work with tutors in study groups or attend tutor-facilitated study sessions. Call or e-mail the LRN for the current schedule of group tutoring and study sessions. Students who would like to form a tutor-facilitated study group may contact Linda Pizzi at email@example.com
Oversees Learning Resource Network (LRN) and Disability Support Services (DSS). Trains and supervises peer tutors. Provides critical thinking, reading, and learning strategies assistance for all students by appointment.
Works with students with disabilities to arrange reasonable accommodations. Liaises with graduate schools and faculty. Provides support for students who are veterans. Contact person for testing room arrangements.