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AARC and Other Campus Tutorial Resources

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Through the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning (VPTL), the Hume Center for Writing and Speaking, and various departments, there are many free tutoring resources for Stanford students.

All of these tutoring programs help students with any stage of learning (from brainstorming to concept mastery) and aid students who need help to pass a class as well as students who simply want to maximize performance and learning. To that end, tutors are expected to help students understand material and learn how to solve problems; tutors are not simply homework helpers. The tutoring offered through the AARC follows this Stanford tutoring model and student-athletes may avail themselves of 2 hours of tutoring per class per week for any reason.

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AARC Drop-in Tutorial

AARC drop-in tutorials are designed for student-athletes with questions about chemistry, math, and computer science concepts.  Tutors are equipped to address a range of questions and work with students in multiple courses.

Students work in one of the study areas in the Sapp Center for Science Teaching and Learning. Credit: Linda Cicero

AARC Group Session Tutorial

AARC group session tutorials support student-athletes in specific courses across biology, chemistry, economics, engineering, human biology, management science & engineering, math, mechanical engineering, physics, and statistics.

Students in a study group meeting. Credit: Linda Cicero

CTL Tutoring

The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) provides free subject tutoring and language conversation practice to all Stanford students.

Director of the Hume Center for Writing and Speaking Julia Bleakney addresses undergraduate Resident Writing Tutors at an early arrival training session at the new facility. Credit: Linda Cicero

Hume Center Tutoring

The Hume Center for Writing and Speaking works with all Stanford students to help them develop their written and oral communication skills.

CTL ADHD and LD Support Program

The CTL ADHD and LD Support Program provides eligible students with dedicated academic coaching and tutoring to address their unique educational needs and help them become self-directed learners. 

To be eligible for this program, students must be referred by their Disability Advisor at the Office of Accessible Education (OAE). The Disability Advisor verifies that the student is registered with the OAE with a documented learning disability or ADHD. 

Students will meet regularly with a dedicated Academic Coach. Academic Coaches help students with a wide range of academic skills, such as time management, studying for exams, staying motivated, and overcoming procrastination. During their first meeting with the Academic Coach, the student and the coach will decide how frequently to meet. Students typically meet with their coach weekly.

Other Campus Tutorial Resources

Stanford University Mathematical Organization (SUMO)

SUMO offers free twice-weekly tutoring sessions during the academic year for students in Math 51, 52, and 53.

Physics Tutoring Center 

 The Physics Tutoring Center offers drop-in tutoring for 20/40/60 series Physics courses.

Technical Communications Program (TCP)

Located in the School of Engineering, TCP offers drop-in tutoring help for students’ writing projects and oral presentations.

Academic Skills Coaching

Academic Skills Coaches work with students to tackle issues such as time management, procrastination, test anxiety, effective reading and note-taking, and other study skills challenges.

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