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AARC

Academic Assistance and Resource Center

AARC

Resources for all SFA students

  • Check out calculators and textbooks using your driver’s licenses.
  • When not in use by staff members, you may study in the rooms around the perimeter of the AARC, which are often empty in the morning and after 8 p.m. Sundays. A monitor outside each room provides information on who will be meeting in the room next.
  • Receive a free Scantron or Blue Book at the AARC Welcome Desk by simply showing staff members you follow the AARC on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Online and on campus tutoring: Students helping students

Looking for tutoring without setting foot on campus?

Receive interactive tutoring online by using Zoom, a video conferencing technology utilized throughout the university. For more information, email aarc@sfasu.edu or explore the class lists below.

SI Groups

Student Instructor Groups offer a second look at the class material. These interactive sessions help you understand concepts and practice problems so you’re prepared for whatever the test might bring. You may attend SI Groups for courses that serve a professor other than yours.

Walk-In Tables

Walk-In Tables are available at set hours to help you prepare and study for your classes. They can answer questions, direct you in problem solving, review concepts, or just be near if you have a question while studying. This service requires no appointment and can be used as often as you like.

Power Hour

Power Hours are dedicated walk-in table hours with specialized tutoring for specific courses that are in high demand. Students may visit general walk-in tables anytime for these courses as well.

Learning Teams

Learning Teams consist of six to eight students enrolled in a specific course with a peer tutor, called the learning team coach. Learning Teams meet once a week.

1:1 Appointments

Students may sign up for a series of weekly appointments with a tutor in a given subject for some limited courses. Appointments are 50 minutes long. Due to high demand for one-on-one appointments, the attendance policy stated on the AARC home page is strictly enforced.

AARC Open House

Three times each semester, the AARC hosts an informational open house, complete with fresh popcorn, so that our program directors can provide attendees personal attention regarding any academic assistance we offer. During the open house, students can sign up for Learning Teams and 1:1 appointments, and directors will be present to ensure students get the answers they need, including where their SI rooms are located, how walk-in tables work, and much more.

Though the AARC hosts open houses, remember: any time is a good time to talk to us about getting help!

Spring open house dates:

  • 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Jan. 22 and 23
  • Noon to 5 p.m. on Feb. 19 and 20
  • 1 to 4 p.m. on March 25 and 26

Spring 2020 Schedules

Business

SI Groups: See the SI Group schedule for more details.

Learning teams and 1:1 appointments: Sign up in person at the AARC.

Walk-In Tables: Walk-In table hours are listed directly underneath each chart. See below for details.

Accounting

Course SI
Groups
Learning
Teams
Walk-In
Tables
1:1
Appts
ACC 231        
ACC 232        
ACC 331        
ACC 332        
ACC 333        

Accounting walk-in tables available: 4 to 7 p.m. Mondays and 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays, 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in the AARC.

Business Communication and Legal Studies

Course SI
Groups
Learning
Teams
Walk-In
Tables
1:1
Appts
BCM 247        
BLW 335        
GBU 325        

Business Communication and Legal Studies walk-in tables available in the AARC:
BCM 247: 3:30 to 7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays
BLW 335: 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays
GBU 325: 3:30 to 7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays

Economics and Finance

Course SI
Groups
Learning
Teams
Walk-In
Tables
1:1
Appts
ECO 231        
ECO 232        
ECO 339 Refer to the Statistics tab for tutoring details
FIN 333        

Eco/Fin walk-in tables available: 4 to 7 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays in the AARC.

Management and Marketing

Course SI
Groups
Learning
Teams
Walk-In
Tables
1:1
Appts
MKT 351        
MGT 272        
MGT 370        
MGT 371        

MGT 371 walk-in tables available: 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays in the AARC.
All other Management and Marketing walk-in tables available: 3:30 to 7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays in the AARC.

Computer Science

Computer Science tutoring is available through Walk-In Tables in room 206 of the Cole STEM Building.

Mondays through Thursdays
3 to 7 p.m.

Liberal Arts

1:1 Appointments (in-person): Sign up in person at the AARC.

Virtual 1:1 Appointments via ZOOM can be requested by emailing aarc@sfasu.edu.

SI Groups: See the SI Group schedule for more details.

Anthropology, Geology and Sociology

Course 1:1
Appts
(in-person)
SI
Groups
SOC 137    

Government

Course 1:1
Appts
(in-person)
SI
Groups
PSC 141    
PSC 142    

History

Course 1:1
Appts
(in-person)
SI
Groups
HIS 133    
HIS 134    
HIS 151    

Languages, Cultures and Communication

Course 1:1
Appts
(in-person)
SI
Groups
SPA 131    
SPA 132    
SPA 231    
SPA 232    
SPA 303    

Multidisciplinary Programs

Course 1:1
Appts
(in-person)
SI
Groups
PHI 153    

Psychology

Course 1:1
Appts
(in-person)
SI
Groups
PSY 133    
PSY 330 Refer to the Statistics tab for tutoring details

Mathematics

Walk-In tables (in-person): Unless otherwise noted, in-person mathematics tutoring is available through walk-in tables in the AARC from 1 to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 3 to 7 p.m. Sundays.

Walk-In tables (virtual): Ask your professor about accessing virtual Walk-In tables through ZOOM.

1:1 Appointments: Sign up in person at the AARC.

Learning teams: Sign up in person at the AARC.

SI Groups: See the SI Group schedule for more details.

Algebra

Course Walk-
In
Tables
(in-person)
Walk-
In
Tables
(virtual)
1:1
Appts
Learning
Teams
SI
Groups
MTH 098          
MTH 138          
MTH 143*          

*Power hours available. See the Power Hour schedule for more details.

Business Mathematics(Finite)

Course Walk-
In
Tables
(in-person)
Walk-
In
Tables
(virtual)
1:1
Appts
Learning
Teams
SI
Groups
MTH 143*          

*Power hours available. See the Power Hour schedule for more details.

Elementary Education

Course Walk-
In
Tables
(in-person)
Walk-
In
Tables
(virtual)
1:1
Appts
Learning
Teams
SI
Groups
MTH 127*          
MTH 128*          
MTH 129*          

*Power hours available. See the Power Hour schedule for more details.

Non-Algebra

Course Walk-
In
Tables
(in-person)
Walk-
In
Tables
(virtual)
1:1
Appts
Learning
Teams
SI
Groups
MTH 098 NALG*          
MTH 110*          
MTH 220 Refer to the Statistics tab for tutoring details

*Power hours available. See the Power Hour schedule for more details.

PreCalculus and Calculus

Course Walk-
In
Tables
(in-person)
Walk-
In
Tables
(virtual)
1:1
Appts
Learning
Teams
SI
Groups
PreCal A          
PreCal B          
MTH 233          

Trigonometry and Geometry

Course Walk-
In
Tables
(in-person)
Walk-
In
Tables
(virtual)
1:1
Appts
Learning
Teams
SI
Groups
MTH 133          
MTH 139          

Science

SI Groups: See the SI Group schedule for more details.

Learning teams and 1:1 appointments: Sign up in person at the AARC.

Astronomy, Physics and Engineering

Course SI
Groups
Learning
Teams
Walk-In
Tables
1:1
Appts
AST 105        
EGR 111        
EGR 112        
PHY 108        
PHY 131        
PHY 132        
PHY 241        

Astronomy walk-in tables available: 5 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays in the AARC.
Engineering walk-in tables available: 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays in the AARC.
Physics walk-in tables available: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays.

Biology

Course SI
Groups
Learning
Teams
Walk-In
Tables
1:1
Appts
BIO 130        
BIO 131        
BIO 133        
BIO 238        
BIO 239        

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Course SI
Groups
Learning
Teams
Walk-In
Tables
1:1
Appts
CHE 111        
CHE 133        
CHE 134        
CHE 332        

Chemistry and Biochemistry walk-in tables available: 4 to 8 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays in the AARC.

Geology

Course SI
Groups
Learning
Teams
Walk-In
Tables
1:1
Appts
GOL 101        
GOL 131        

Geology walk-in tables available: 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays in the AARC.

Human Sciences

Course SI
Groups
Learning
Teams
Walk-In
Tables
1:1
Appts
HMS 239        

Statistics

Walk-In tables (in-person): Unless otherwise noted, in-person statistics tutoring is available through walk-in tables in the AARC from 3 to 7 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays.

Walk-In tables (virtual): Ask your professor about accessing virtual Walk-In tables through ZOOM.

Learning teams: Sign up in person at the AARC.

SI Groups: See the SI Groups schedule for more details.

Course Walk-In
Tables
(in-person)
Walk-In
Tables
(virtual)
Learning
Teams
SI
Groups
ECO 339  *      
FOR 205        
MTH 220        **
PSY 330  ***      

*ECO 339 walk-in tables available: 4 to 6 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays.
**MTH 200: Refer to the SI Group schedule to see if your class is included.
***PSY 330 walk-in tables available: 5 to 7 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays

Writing

1:1 appointments: Sign up in person at the AARC.

Walk-In Tables: Writing walk-in tables are an "open lab" format. AARC laptops may be checked out, or bring your own.

  • Graduate Power Hour Walk-In Tables: 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays in the AARC
  • Undergraduate Walk-In Tables: Noon to 3 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays in Ferguson 279 and 3 to 7 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays in the AARC

Online Writing Lab (OWL): Log in to your Brightspace by D2L account and view your list of ongoing courses for more information.

Ask a Tutor: An AARC tutor is available to chat through the Zoom online meeting room from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays. Check the Sept. 6 news posting in your OWL course on Brightspace by D2L for the room location and the password.

Course 1:1
Appts
Walk-In
Tables
OWL
COM 111      
IRW 099      
ENG 131      
All Other Undergraduate Papers      

Self-serve online writing resources:

What do you do if you don't see help for a specific class? See your professor during office hours regularly!

Contact

AARC
936.468.4108
aarc@sfasu.edu
Staff directory

Physical Address
Ralph W. Steen Library
First Floor

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 13055, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962

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