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ARC Mission

About the Center

The Ruth Sharkey Academic Resource Center (ARC) offers assistance to all Seton Hall students in their academic endeavors. Our free services include peer tutoring, individual appointments, online resources, group workshops and more. 

ARC tutors are current Seton Hall faculty and undergraduate and graduate students who have demonstrated academic excellence in their subject(s) and receive on-going training in encouraging academic success. Peer tutors are available for individual and small group appointments.  Beginning Fall 2015, ARC Tutors will receive Basic Level Tutor Certification through the National Tutoring Association (NTA).

During the year, the ARC provides skill-building seminars and study skills workshops to enhance students’ academic skills and abilities. Some topics include stress and time management, note taking, preparing for exams, and test taking strategies. To further develop skills and strategies, the ARC provides a list of online tools and resources for the Seton Hall community. 

On Reading Day every semester, the ARC partners with various campus departments to host SHU Tutopia, a large-scale drop-in tutoring event in the University Center.

In 2013, The ARC co-created the Seton Hall University (SHU) Tutoring Consortium, a collaborative group of eleven campus departments dedicated to academic support . The Consortium meets twice a semester to inform and share resources on tutoring and student success.

The ARC works in collaboration with Freshman Studies, the Writing Center, Math Learning Lab, Tutors in Residence and academic departments to provide up-to-date tutoring schedules for the semester. 


The mission of the Ruth Sharkey Academic Resource Center is to help Seton Hall University students realize their full potential and reach beyond. The ARC brings together academic support services into one distinct area that nurtures student success. We promote student learning and academic excellence by providing opportunities to increase and improve academic achievement and performance.  


The Ruth Sharkey Academic Resource Center strives to create a supportive learning environment that encourages students to become independent thinkers and learners.