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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

On-Call Tutors are available at the Walk-In Tables 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 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, replete with fresh popcorn and free T-shirts, 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!

Fall 2019 open house dates have passed.

Fall 2019 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: See the Walk-In Table schedule for more details.

Accounting

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

Business Communication and Legal Studies

Course SI
Groups
Learning
Teams
Walk-In
Tables
1:1
Appts
BLW 335        

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        

Computer Science

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

Mondays - Thursdays
3 - 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    

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 - 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 3 - 7 p.m. Sundays.

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

Power hours: See the Power Hour schedule for more details.

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)
Power
Hours
Learning
Teams
SI
Groups
MTH 098          
MTH 138          
MTH 143          

Business Mathematics(Finite)

Course Walk-In
Tables
(in-person)
Walk-In
Tables
(virtual)
Power
Hours
Learning
Teams
SI
Groups
MTH 143          

Elementary Education

Course Walk-In
Tables
(in-person)
Walk-In
Tables
(virtual)
Power
Hours
Learning
Teams
SI
Groups
MTH 127          
MTH 128          
MTH 129          

Non-Algebra

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

PreCalculus and Calculus

Course Walk-In
Tables
(in-person)
Walk-In
Tables
(virtual)
Power
Hours
Learning
Teams
SI
Groups
PreCal A-Half          
PreCal B-Half          
PreCal A-Full          
MTH 233          

Trigonometry and Geometry

Course Walk-In
Tables
(in-person)
Walk-In
Tables
(virtual)
Power
Hours
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.

Walk-In Tables: See the Walk-In Table schedule for more details.

Astronomy, Physics and Engineering

Course SI
Groups
Learning
Teams
Walk-In
Tables
1:1
Appts
AST 105        
PHY 108        
PHY 131        
PHY 241        
PHY 242        

Biology

Course SI
Groups
Learning
Teams
Walk-In
Tables
1:1
Appts
BIO 121        
BIO 130        
BIO 131        
BIO 133        
BIO 238        
BIO 239        
BIO 309        
BIO 341        
BIO 111        

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Course SI
Groups
Learning
Teams
Walk-In
Tables
1:1
Appts
CHE 133        
CHE 134        
CHE 331        

Geology

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

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 - 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 Power Hours available: 4 to 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.
**MTH 200: Refer to the SI Group schedule to see if your class is included.
***PSY 330 Power Hours available: 4 to 6 p.m. Mondays and 3 to 5 p.m. 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.
3 to 7 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays
3 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays

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
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Physical Address
Ralph W. Steen Library
First Floor

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

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