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Last Updated: Aug 11, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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ARC Staff

Nicole Briell

Director, Academic Resource Center

319.385.6376 or 1.800.582.2383 X6376

Arnette Hunger

ARC Associate

319.385.6334 or 1.800.582.2383 X6334

Vivian Newman

Writing Specialist

319.385.6419 or 1.800.582.2383 X6419



The purpose of the Academic Resource Center (ARC) is to assist students in the development of academic skills necessary for success in a liberal arts college environment.

To achieve this, the ARC offers tutoring, group study, a writing specialist, and other academic support services.  The ARC has an open door policy where students can feel free to stop by or schedule individual appointments as needed.

It is helpful if students make appointments by calling 319.385.6334 or emailing, but walk-ins are welcome!


Our Services

The ARC provides a number of services that can help you succeed academically:

  • Tutoring by ARC staff
  • Peer tutoring
  • A writing specialist
  • Academic consulting
  • Time managment advice
  • Resources on various topics such as test anxiety, stress, successful studying, test-taking, etc.
  • Special Accomodation for students who have a disability that affects their classroom performance (IEP needed)
  • Test taking assistance
  • Seminars throughout the semester on various topics
  • Assistance for English Language Learners

Courses Offered

ARC101: English Langage Skills

  • This course allows students who are not native English speakers to develop their reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills.  The course curriculum will include grammar, vocabulary, conversation strategies, pronunciation, listening, reading, writing, and free talk.  Formal and informal activities will be used for best results.  Pre-tests and post-tests will indicate student progress.

ARC105:  College Learning and Reading Efficiency

  • Offered to students who want or need to build more effective learning strategies in order to have academic success at college.  You will learn effective time management, memory techniques, reading strategies, note-taking, test taking, and critical thinking skills to apply to achieving academic success

ARC200: Intro to Peer Tutoring

  • This class helps students develop basic tutoring skills and learning about issues that affect the tutoring process.  You will meet weekly with the instructor and engage in peer tutoring activities in the Academic Resource Center

ARC201: Advanced Peer Tutoring

  • Building on the skills learning in ARC200, you will continue to develop advance peer tutoring skills and gain understanding of cruicial issues and topics in the peer tutoring process as you continue to engage in peer tutoring activities in the Academic Resource Center.


Academic Resource Center

Third Floor, Chadwick Library



6:00pm - 7:30pm


8am - noon; 1:00pm - 5:00pm, 6:00 - 9:00


8am - noon; 1:00pm - 9:00pm


 8am - noon; 1:00pm - 9:00pm


8am - noon; 1:00pm - 9:30pm


 8am - noon; 1:00pm - 5:00pm


Writing Specialist's Hours:


1:00pm - 9:00pm


4:00pm - 9:00pm


2:00pm - 9:00pm


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