academic resource center (arc)

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) serves students who seek to support their learning through tutoring and workshops. Our goal is to create independent, responsible, lifelong learners. ARC provides an environment where students enhance their study skills and take an active role in their education to meet academic and studio requirements for graduation.

ARC supports SFAI students through individual tutoring and by conducting study workshops using active learning strategies. Tutors also assist students in developing strategies for note-taking, reading, study practices, time management, and computer skills.

Please schedule your appointment online:

  • Username is the first part of your SFAI email, ex. jsmith (if you have not received your SFAI email address, please send an email with your full name and student ID number to Your username will be emailed to you within 24 hours)
  • Password is your last name. You will be prompted to change your password the first time you login.
  • Follow the instructions to schedule an appointment. You will be able to search by: specific tutor, date/time, date range.
  • Please remember to choose the class and reason you are seeking tutoring.

If you have any questions regarding the scheduling process or have a general inquiry regarding academic support services, please send an email to You will receive a response within 24 hours or less. 


Summer: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10 am–4 pm
Fall and spring: Monday–Friday, 10 am–4 pm

ESL Tutoring

SFAI students whose native language is not English are provided with specialized tutoring and may receive assistance with English Language reading, writing, listening, speaking, grammar, pronunciation, and learning strategies. In addition, tutors can facilitate reading assignments, presentations, critiques, papers, and other coursework.