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For Fall 2020, tutoring and other support services will be offered remotely.
The Academic Resource Center (ARC) is the University's centralized location for academic support. The ARC is located in Keiss Library and Learning Commons on the Gwynedd Valley campus and offers the following services:
Academic Coaching is available to all university students who would like to enhance their general academic skills. Students can meet one-on-one with an Academic Coach or attend workshops throughout the year to work on skills such as:
Tutoring sessions are scheduled for half-hour or one-hour sessions for a one-time appointment or weekly throughout the semester. While the ARC welcomes walk-ins, high-demand, open time slots can fill up quickly, so we encourage scheduling appointments in advance.
But we cannot:
Students may schedule regular tutoring appointments (e.g. weekly, biweekly, etc.) for a specific subject with a particular tutor. However, if three appointments are missed without first cancelling, we will not be able to make appointments for the remainder of that particular semester for that student. To cancel or reschedule an appointment, contact the ARC at 267-448-1370, or ARC@gmercyu.edu.
Writing tutoring is available to help students write for any course – and at any stage of the writing process, including pre-writing. Writing tutorials are available in-person and via email with the writing specialist.
Writing Tutors Can Help Students:
Writing Tutors Cannot:
In addition to professional tutoring, the Math Specialist offers workshops on a variety of Math topics and also oversees Math Modules, a series of math lessons and problems designed to help students understand the topics they need for the next mathematics course required by their major.
Academic Information Sessions and Workshops on APA format, study skills, test-taking, and note-taking are offered to assist students with these foundational skills. Additional workshops also are offered throughout the year based on student and faculty needs. Our workshops are generally hour-long sessions. Documentation on workshop subject matter is provided to all attendees.
To register for an advertised information session or workshop, email at firstname.lastname@example.org, visit our office, or call 267-448-1370. Due to limited space, please reserve a seat at least one day in advance.
The ARC offers these workshops and other academic services to all students, faculty and staff free of charge. To request a workshop for a class or peer study group, please call the ARC.
Some Writing Information Session topics include:
Meredith J. Hoch-Oescher, Dean of Student Success
EdD, Higher Education, Immaculata University
MA, English, The College of New Jersey
BA, English, East Stroudsburg University
Kim A. Logan, Academic Advisor and Academic Coach
MBA, Gwynedd Mercy University
MA, English, Arcadia University
BBA, Finance, Temple University
Allyson K. L. Waylen, Academic Advisor and Academic Coach
MS, Higher Education Counseling and Student Affairs, West Chester University
BA, Psychology, Temple University
Stephanie Alderfer, Director, Tutoring Services & Placement Assessment
MS, Education, Gwynedd Mercy University
BS, Business Administration and Elementary Education Certification, Gwynedd Mercy University
Tami Nosal, Writing Specialist
MA, Writing Studies, St. Joseph's University
BA, English, Rutgers University
215-646-7300, ext. 21108
Joseph Azzarano, Math Specialist
BS, Mathematics, Gwynedd Mercy University
215-646-7300 ext. 21828
Brandi Crawford, Director of Accessibility Services
MSW, Temple University
BA, Sociology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
215-646-7300, ext. 21014
Erik Azzarano, Testing Coordinator
BS, Psychology/Game Design and Development, Rochester Institute of Technology
215-646-7300, ext. 21463