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, and manage themselves and the demands of college life.


Free tutoring is available to 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 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. throughout the 12-week in Hinsdale Hall. Students may drop in at any time to ask questions and receive assistance with course material and study skills.
  • One-on-One Tutoring: One-on-one tutoring services are available to students for subjects that are not offered through ARCH; to commuter, College Credit Plus (CCP), and Adult Studies students who cannot attend weekly ARCH sessions; to students who regularly attend weekly ARCH sessions and need additional assistance (Per an instructor recommendation); and to students with other extenuating circumstances that prevent them from attending weekly ARCH sessions. Students meet with their one-on-one tutor throughout the term during a one-hour scheduled weekly day and time

Click here to request a 1-1 tutor. 

Academic Coaching

Students have the opportunity to work one-on-one with a professional staff member to develop and refine their academic success skills, including time management, note-taking, studying, goal setting, organization, test-taking, and more; and create a personal academic success plan to help them reach their full potential, both inside and outside the classroom. Please email Academic Development at academicdevelopment@hiram.edu to schedule an appointment. Below are some resources to aid in academic success.

Downloadable Resources

Student Success Programming

Professional staff offer presentations and workshops throughout the year centered on a variety of academic topics. Interested in bringing an Academic Development workshop to your meeting, classroom, or more? Email Academic Development at academicdevelopment@hiram.edu to schedule now!

STDV 608: Experiments in Effective Learning

Experiments in Effective Learning (STDV 608) is a one-credit hour course that emphasizes basic academic success skills and their practical application in current courses. Extensive emphasis is placed on time management, study strategies, goal setting, discovering personal learning styles, note-taking and test-taking strategies, discovering self-motivation, accepting personal responsibility, using active learning techniques, improving self-management, and thriving positively in college. This course is open to all students during the fall and spring semesters.