Academic Enrichment Center
The Academic Enrichment Center (AEC) is guided by the mission of Earlham College: to assist every student in discovering the “teacher within.” AEC focuses its work on aiding and enhancing the broad range of academic skills necessary for you to be successful.
At some point in your academic career, you may discover that you would benefit from additional academic support. The Academic Enrichment Center offers free peer tutoring to all students, has information on disabilities and study skills and meets individually, on a limited basis, with any student to work on learning strategies.
AEC programs utilize the collaborative nature of the College that partners students with students and students with faculty. These partnerships encourage the development of active, self-aware learners and often serve as the catalyst to begin the transition to becoming an independent, life-long learner.
Boost Your Study Skills
Successful students maintain power over their academic progress by staying current on course work and using time wisely. College requires more refined study skills, independent thinking and persistence as well as the ability to delay gratification. You may discover the need to develop some of your study skills and discover new ways to manage your time. These online resources contain helpful tips and strategies for everyone:
- Time management: strategies for success
- Setting and accomplishing realistic goals
- Study tips and note-taking strategies
- Learning strategies every student should know
- Exam preparation tips and test-taking strategies
- Understanding and avoiding plagiarism
- How your personality style may impact your academic success
Through the AEC, Earlham offers tutoring, mentoring and coaching for free to all students in pursuit of academic excellence. Our goal is to help you become a better learner through engagement with our trained peer tutors.
AEC provides group tutoring sessions for various math and science courses taken by many first-year students. Students enrolled in courses with group tutoring sessions are notified about such tutoring by the AEC and their professors.
You may also request one-on-one tutors for courses not supported by group tutoring sessions or the Writing Center. You can request tutoring for up to two hours per course each week. You and your tutor determine the tutoring schedule.
View the peer tutoring webpage to sign up for a one-on-one tutor, group session or for current tutor resources.
Interested in becoming a tutor yourself? Complete an application!
Earlham College is committed to providing equal access to its programs, activities and services as covered under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), and the Americans with Disabilities Act and Amendments Act of 2008 (ADA).
The director of the Academic Enrichment Center (AEC) is the 504 coordinator for students and is responsible for assisting students with obtaining disability status and reasonable accommodations. The College expects students with disabilities to take an active role in communicating their needs since students can best describe their strengths and challenges. The College also recognizes that it is most effective when the disclosure of disabilities are made prior to students’ arriving on campus. Early disclosure expedites the College’s review process and it usually allows students to begin receiving reasonable accommodations without delay.
View the accessibility services webpage for forms, additional resources and further help.