Hiram College

Academic Development supports the college’s commitment to intellectual excellence and social responsibility. We encourage all students who work with us to engage intellectually and socially; set personally rewarding goals, manage themselves, and the demands of college life.

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Kristi Kamis

Interim Coordinator of Academic Development

The ARCH Tutoring Schedule at a Glance


Free tutoring is available for all students. All tutors, who have taken and passed the course with an A or B, are hired and trained by professional staff.

  • Academic Resource Center at Hinsdale (ARCH) Tutoring: Drop-in tutoring that occurs Monday-Thursday from 8-10pm in Hinsdale Hall. Students may come in at any time to ask questions and receive assistance with course material and study skills.
  • One-to-One Tutoring: Meet individually with same tutor for up to an hour a week for a specific course. Tutors are available for most classes.

Academic Coaching

Work one-on-one with a professional staff member on a variety of topics, including: time management, note-taking, study strategies, goal setting, organization, and test taking. Students are able to collaborate with coaches, professors, residence hall staff, and other important people to develop a personalized plan to reach their full potential, both in and outside the classroom.

Student Success Programming

Presentations and workshops are offered throughout the year on a variety of academic topics. Staff collaborate with instructors, residence hall staff, and campus clubs and organizations to plan a variety of events.

STDV 608: Experiments in Effective Learning

Experiments in Effective Learning: A one-credit hour course that emphasizes basic academic success skills and their practical application in current courses. Extensive coverage of study skills and hands-on activities on time management, goal setting, personal learning styles, note-taking and test taking provides students with a solid foundation for success in college.