The Academy Resource Center (ARC) offers free, small-group tutoring to all Academy of Art University students through On-Campus Labs and Online Labs Live. Students may be referred — or seek tutoring themselves — through the ARC, and academic coaches will refer them to the appropriate support channel.
ARC Labs combine the personalized attention of tutoring with the accessibility of department workshops for all students seeking help with the most requested courses, software, and skills. The Fall 2016 semester runs from Thurs., September 1, 2016 to Sat., December 17, 2016. However, ARC Online Labs Live! start on Thursday, September 8, 2016 (Week #2) and run through Wednesday, December 14 (Week #15)—there are no On-Campus or Online Labs scheduled from 11/24/15 – 11/27/15 because of the Thanksgiving holiday.
Students are encouraged to take advantage of these free services to help them with their classes and assignments– however, they should also make use of other support options, including Department Workshops, to avoid falling behind. ARC Tutoring should not be regarded as a substitute for attending class, and is effective only in conjunction with continued, regular weekly attendance and full participation in class.