The Academic Resource Center (ARC) is a learning support center within the Office of Undergraduate Advising. Our mission is to provide undergraduate students at Duke Kunshan University (DKU) with quality academic resources that promote inclusive learning and development. Our specialty is providing tutoring and learning support for gateway, sequence, core, and large lecture courses. Our services include tutoring support, academic success coaching, workshop and events, and peer tutor program. You can check the webpage of each service for the detailed information. If you are not sure how we can help you, feel free to write us an email or drop by our office for a chat
We hire DKU undergraduate students who have successfully completed applicable courses to work as Peer Tutors based on demand. More information about Peer Tutors can be found in the Peer Tutor Program section.
During a learning session, our tutors use the Socratic method asking intentional questions to help students reflect, connect knowledge points and develop effective learning skills to become an independent learner. We can definitely help you with your homework, but not by doing the work for you, rather by guiding you to find the solution on your own.
We offer tutoring sessions throughout the week, including evenings and weekends. You can find the detailed schedule of tutoring sessions for the current semester on the ARC Tutoring Schedule page. During COVID-19, the tutoring service is offered both in online and on-campus format.
No, you don’t need to make an appointment for drop-in tutoring. You can visit the ARC Tutoring Schedule page to view the drop-in tutoring schedule, and go to a scheduled tutoring session. Our tutors will be there to help you.
To make an appointment for 1-on-1 tutoring, please fill out the 1-on-1 Appointment survey and submit the request form at least 2 days in advance, because we need time to match you with our tutor who is available during the time you would like to meet.
The ARC supports several entry-level courses in the study group format. For a complete list of the courses we offer study groups in the current semester, please check our Study Group page.
Students should seek tutoring and learning support at the institution they are taking the course. For courses at Duke, please visit Duke ARC.
We have recruitment for Peer Tutors every semester. In certain cases, we may hire a limited number of Peer Tutors during the year based on demand.
Look out for the announcement that the ARC attend the info session. Detailed information about how and when to apply will be shared then.
Typically, we don’t have a fixed schedule for each workshop. The information of each workshop is usually released two weeks beforehand via WeChat, DKU Engage, or email. You can follow our WeChat official account to receive the up-to-date workshop information.
However, for some events like the Academic Success Program and First Friday, we have a schedule of the whole series. To know more about them, please check our Event & Workshop page.
For most of the workshops, you don’t need to RSVP. For some workshops for which materials need to be prepared according to participant numbers, we may request you to RSVP before the workshop.
Academic Success Coaching at DKU intends to help students identify his or her academic strengths and needs. Then, one or more meetings are provided to assist students with learning strategies and general skills.