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Academic Resource Center

Academic Resource Center

BSC is invested in seeing its students succeed. The Academic Resource Center, or ARC, provides support to the entire campus community with the goal of advancing student success and supporting faculty development.

Through ARC, students can access free specialized tutoring across the curriculum and learn to master the skills and habits required for academic excellence. At ARC, we: 

  • Use peer tutors and one-on-one-assistance to promote collaborative learning;
  • Provide assistance from first-year seminars to senior capstones;
  • Offer pre-professional opportunities and valuable work experience for students who act as tutors; and
  • Strive to make services accessible to all types of learners.

Subjects covered include:
Art History, Biology, Chemistry, Chinese, Economics, Accounting, Finance, Mathematics, Music Theory, Physics, Psychology, Spanish, and Writing 

Where to find us:


    Math Lab -- Olin 203

    • Walk-in tutoring/problem solving assistance available for all math courses numbered 310 and below.
    • No appointment needed.
    • Tutoring provided by advanced math students.
    • Each math faculty member also has a schedule in the lab.
    • Usually open nightly Sunday-Thursday; check the door or online for a current schedule.



    Writing Center -- Humanities 102

    • Assistance with any current writing assignments or non-academic projects: class papers, research projects, lab reports, personal statements, scholarship/graduate school applications.
    • Get help with organization, citing sources, developing ideas, gauging audience, and editing skills.
    • Tutors are students trained in the different ways people write and how to encourage others with their writing.
    • Walk-in help available but appointments recommended to avoid a wait. Email


    • Drop-in tutoring sessions are usually held in the evenings or during Common Hour.
    • Free one-on-one tutoring in most subjects also available by online appointment.
    • Get additional help with research, databases, and more from the reference librarians and library technology specialists, on hand 8-10 p.m.


    Check hours and sign up for an appointment at www.bsc. edu/academics/arc.