The Academic Resource Center provides a variety of help for students in the areas of writing, sciences, mathematics, music theory, accounting, and Spanish. This free assistance is available on a drop-in basis in Room 109A Davis Administration Building. The Center is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m.
Fifteen peer-tutors, two professional writing tutors, and a professional math tutor offer one-on-one instruction for any type of writing, all levels of math, and all varieties of science. Clients are asked to bring their assignments, drafts, and/or notes and handouts to facilitate tutoring.
The Academic Resource Center is certified by the College Reading and Learning Association. This means that the Center provides tutors mandatory training and in-services on a variety of tutoring concerns, and conducts a minimum of 25 hours of tutoring instruction each semester. Currently the Academic Resource Center sees more than 3,500 visits a year and completes more than 3,600 hours of tutoring.
Resources for all types of writing, particularly research and documentation style, are available on the Friends University website under the term “Resource Handouts.” The Center keeps a variety of textbooks, handouts, and dictionaries for student use in the Center. Students may use the computers to write papers, search databases and the Internet, access email, access Moodle, etc.
Group study sessions are scheduled before tests in most of the disciplines.
Students enrolled in Graduate School or the College of Adult and Professional Studies may elect to email their papers to the Academic Resource Center at ARC@friends.edu. This service exists throughout the year.
Topeka Academic Resource Center
(A professional is available to help with math and accounting. Students with papers can email also.)
The Academic Resource Center is certified by the College Reading and Learning Association's International Tutor Program. (View certification.)