Tutoring Service | Duke Kunshan University

Tutoring Service

Overview

Tutoring service at the ARC is supplemental to course instruction and offered free of charge to DKU undergraduate students. Academic Success Tutors, our full-time learning professionals, attend selected courses across the curriculum, and work in collaboration with instructors and Peer Tutors to discern how to best facilitate student learning and development.

To satisfy students’ diversified needs, tutoring service is provided in various formats, including drop-in tutoring, 1-on-1 appointment, study group, and review session. In Fall 2020, tutoring service is offered both on campus and online.

The ARC has two primary rooms (3002 & 4002) in the Conference Center, and reserves several team rooms in the Innovation Building and the Academic Building to provide tutoring support. When tutoring, coaching, and workshops are not scheduled, students have access to the space to work on academic related activities such as group projects, homework, and self-studying. To better serve our students unable to get to campus, we are also offering tutoring and learning support online via Zoom.

In addition to this website, we encourage you to check the ARC Tutoring Course List to check what kind of course(s) we provide tutoring in the corresponding semester. If you would like to get tutoring support for course(s) not listed in the table above, please submit your request via the link. We will consider providing tutoring support for the course(s) in the future and consult the instructor.

Please note that the tutoring formats of the courses above are subject to change due to tutor availability.


Drop-In Tutoring

Drop-in tutoring is offered to DKU undergraduate students for a selected list of courses. Drop-in tutoring sessions are scheduled throughout the week, offering students the freedom to get support without making an appointment. Students are welcome to attend the drop-in tutoring sessions if they have questions about course content, concepts or homework questions.

The courses that have drop-in tutoring and their tutoring schedule and location are announced to students in class at the start of each Session. You can also click on the link to view the drop-in tutoring schedule.

1-on-1 Appointment

If a student prefers to get help in a private setting, 1-on-1 tutoring sessions can be arranged via a request form.

To make an appointment for 1-on-1 tutoring, please click on this link and submit the request form at least 1 workdays in advance, because we need time to match you with our tutor who is available during the time you would like to meet.

Study Group

The ARC supports several entry-level courses in the study group format. A study group comprises 3 to 6 students. Group members meet every week and the sessions are led by a full-time Academic Success Tutor or Undergraduate Peer Tutors who have successfully completed the course previously. They guide the group members to review key terms and concepts as well as facilitate practice questions and group discussion.

If you would like to join a study group, please submit an application through this link by the 1st Wednesday of each Session. For maximal learning outcomes, we strongly encourage the participants to attend all the study group sessions. Those students with excessive absences may be asked or removed from the study group.

In Spring 2021, ARC provides study groups for the courses listed below:

  • PHYS 121
  • CHEM 201
  • CHEM 110
  • BIOL 201
  • BIOL 110
  • ECON 101
  • MATH 101
  • MATH 105
  • STATS 101

Review Session

In consultation with instructors, review sessions are offered to help students better understand the homework assignments and prepare for the exams. The formats of review sessions can be content review, sample questions review, or a combination of both. The sessions are usually held several days after the homework submissions or before the exams. These review sessions are led by full-time Academic Success Tutors or Peer Tutors who have successfully completed the course previously.

Please note that not all courses have review sessions. The information of each review session is usually released a few days beforehand via Sakai or other communication platforms.