Can I make regularly scheduled appointments?
Yes. We encourage students to use the ARC on a regular basis.
How long is a tutoring session?
A typical session is one hour. Shorter appointments can be scheduled, but there may be insufficient time to cover everything.
Can I leave an assignment with a tutor and return to pick it up?
No. The purpose of using ARC is to help you improve your skills, and this requires that you work with a tutor. If you don’t have time to meet with a tutor, you have the option of using the online tutoring service by going to www.etutoring.org .
Which subject areas do you tutor?
We provide tutoring in multiple subject areas. Visit or call us to inquire about your specific need.
Do I need to make an appointment?
It is recommended that you make an appointment. However, if a tutor is available when you come by, the tutor will work with you. We are very busy around midterms and finals, so make an appointment well in advance.
How do I get the most from my tutoring session?
Bring all of your course material. This will help your tutor understand what the professor is requiring for a specific assignment. In addition, ask questions if you are not following what the tutor is reviewing with you. If you are coming in for a writing assignment, we recommend that you bring two copies of your paper. You may want to bring previous papers that were reviewed by your professor.
What should I do if I can’t make my appointment, or I am running late?
Please call us to cancel as soon as possible. Another student may want your time slot. We hold appointments for only 15 minutes. If you are going to be more than 15 minutes late, you should call us to reschedule.
Do you have textbooks for students to use?
Yes. We have a limited number of textbooks. They can be used at the center only. You must leave your ID with a tutor while you are using a book.
Can I request a specific tutor?
Yes. Students should work with tutors they are most comfortable with. It is fine to work with a few tutors at first. This will help you know which tutor is best able to work with you based on your needs.
Can ELI students use the ARC?
If an ELI student is enrolled in a UB undergraduate class, then she/he may use our services for that course.