College of Arts & Sciences
What is the Academic Resource Center?

The ARC is a service available to all SHU students. We provide information on scholarships, tutoring in a number of areas, and advising resources.


Tutoring FAQs

Scholarship FAQs

Advising FAQs


Tutoring FAQs

Where is the ARC located?

The main offices of the ARC are located in office suite 202 in the Arts and Sciences Building (right next to the Writing Center). Here you will find the ARC staff ready and willing to help you with questions you still need answered.

  • Math Learning Lab: AS 108
  • Modern Language Tutoring: AS 202, 207, 240, 241 (see schedule for rooms for specific tutoring sessions)
  • Online Writing Lab: The O.W.L.
  • The Writing Center: AS 206
  • Biology Tutoring: 235 McNulty Hall
  • Chemistry Tutoring: see schedule

For advising, please check posted schedules for room numbers, or stop by and ask.

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What subjects do you tutor?

  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Economics
  • Logic/Ethics
  • Math
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • History
  • There is also help for all writing needs at the writing center.

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Who are ARC tutors?

ARC tutors include peer tutors, graduate tutors, and faculty tutors.

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How do I make an appointment with a tutor?

     
  • For the Writing Center: stop by AS 206 to see if a drop-in session is available or call (973) 761-9000, ext. 7501 for an appointment.
  • For the Math Learning Lab and other tutoring sessions: no appointment is necessary; just stop by during the posted hours for that session.

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What students benefit from working with an ARC tutor?

  • Students who like to work with peers who've been through the course before or faculty who not only understand the material, but also the way the courses are set up.
  • Students who want to improve their study habits, such as procrastinators who want to change their ways by scheduling regular appointments.
  • High achievers who want to make sure they get an A, or students who may need additional help.
  • Students who want to brush up on their language skills and hold informal conversations with a language tutor, including students who plan to study abroad.
  • Students who want feedback on their scholarship or graduate school applications.

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How much does it cost to work with an ARC tutor?

Nothing! All services are free to Seton Hall students.

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What should students bring to their session?

The more prepared you are for your appointment, the more your tutor can help you. Bring your assignment, your textbook, your notebook and any work you've completed to date.

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Can I set up regular appointments with the same tutor?

Yes! You will make the most academic progress with regular appointments.

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What can I expect tutors to do during a session?

Our tutors will provide feedback on your writing projects, review course concepts, help you practice study problems and modern languages, and discuss how to study texts, take notes, solve problems and do research. Our goal is to help you do your best work and feel more confident as a student.

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Scholarship FAQs

How much time does it take to apply for a nationally competitive scholarship?

Preparing an application requires a great deal of time, energy and commitment. Before starting an application, you should discuss your interest with the appropriate adviser, either the adviser listed after the scholarship, or - if none is listed - a faculty member who knows you well.

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Do students need to have a perfect G.P.A. to apply for a nationally competitive scholarship?

Yes and no.  Students should apply to scholarships that are a good match for their talents, interests and goals.  Some require a very high overall G.P.A. in addition to other criteria; some do not require a high G.P.A., but have other specifications that students must consider carefully. Review the eligibility requirements provided on the scholarship website, then discuss your interests with the appropriate scholarship adviser.

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Advising FAQs

Who is the departmental adviser?

Who are the ARC advisers?

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Contact Us

Ruth Sharkey Academic Resource Center
(973) 761-9108
arc@shu.edu
Arts & Sciences Hall Rm. 202

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