What’s Beacon?

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.

ARC Home Page

Spring 2008
Tutoring Schedule

For Instructors:
Frequently Asked Questions

Indis 321
Tutor Training
Course Syllabus:

Spring 2008

Photos of tutors

Resources for Tutors

Read the Report:

American College Beacon Program: An Environment
Where Students
Learn to Learn


Contact the
Beacon Coordinator
Marsha Reske
(916) 484-8918