It’s ARC’s award-winning peer group tutoring program.
How does it work?
• A trained tutor who has successfully completed a course works with a small group of students currently enrolled in the same course.
• The study group meets 2 hours a week outside of class.
• Students and tutor work together and learn from each other.
• As a student participating in the Beacon Program, you will automatically be enrolled in Human Services 1000, a no fee, no grade, no credit class.
What’s in it for me?
Students who participate in a Beacon study group...
• Get better grades
• Understand the subject better
• Make new friends
• Pay nothing--it’s free!
• Earn extra credit (not offered in all Beacon courses-ask your instructor)
I’m interested. What do I do now?
Ask your instructor if he or she has a Beacon study group for your class. Many instructors also offer incentives, often in the form of extra credit points, for those in a Beacon study group.
Consider becoming a Beacon tutor!
If you received an A or B in any course at ARC and you are interested in helping others learn, you may want to become a Beacon tutor. Ask your instructor if he or she would like to have a Beacon tutor.
As a Beacon tutor you will:
• Meet with your group two hours a week
• Meet with your Beacon instructor one hour a week
• Prepare for your weekly tutoring session
• Receive $8.25/hour for your tutoring, meeting & preparation time.
• Enroll in Indis 321-an online tutor training course
• Attend the Spring 2008 orientation:
Friday, January 25, 2008, 9:30am-12:00pm
Learning Resource Center, Room 104
• Attend monthly workshops.
Note: You must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 units at
ARC to receive student help wages.
Photos of tutors
Resources for Tutors
Read the Report:
American College Beacon Program: An Environment
Learn to Learn