About the ARC

The central purpose of Los Angeles Valley College's Academic Resource Center (ARC) is to provide individualized, collaborative, self-paced learning opportunities and tutorial support for students. The ARC is committed to assisting students develop the skills and confidence needed to succeed in their coursework, as well as in their academic, professional, and personal pursuits. The Academic Resource Center helps to increase the success and retention of students at Los Angeles Valley directly supporting the institutional mission of the College. The overview of services includes tutorial support for writing across the curriculum, mathematics, and multi-disciplinary subject-specific areas. Depending on the course, the ARC offers in-person tutoring in small groups on a drop-in basis or individual tutoring. The ARC also provides dedicated equipment and support to accommodate all of the students' computer related needs with access to over 150 computers including dedicated labs in the Computer Commons.

Overview of the Services

 

  1. Computer Commons, LARC 234, 818-778-5725

  2. General Tutoring, LARC 213, 818-947-2744
  3. Math Skills Lab, LARC 226, 818-947-7263

  4. Embedded Tutoring (In-Class Tutoring), LARC 229, 818-947-2811

  5. The Writing Center, LARC 229, 818-947-2810

ARC Staff

 

Weigand, Scott—M.A. English Rhetoric and Composition Theory 
Director, Academic Resource Center
(818) 947-2811
weigansm@lavc.edu

 

Sheikholeslami, Farzaneh "Fay"— M.S., Ed.D. Educational Leadership and Policy
Faculty Supervisor, Academic Resource Center
(818) 947-2616
sheikhf@lavc.edu

 

 

Cancino, Jose—B.A. English
Instructional Assistant Language Arts, Writing Center
LAVC Tutor Training Program (CRLA) Coordinator
(818) 947-2616
cancinjl@lavc.edu

 

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Nikoghosyan, Verzhine—M.A. English Composition​
ESL Faculty Liaison, Writing Center 
(818) 947-2810
nikoghv@lavc.edu

 

Yegoryan, Kristina—TESL; M.A. English Rhetoric and Composition Theory​
Workshop Faculty Leader, Writing Center 
(818) 947-2586
yegoryk@lavc.edu

 

Salter, Kelly "Lily"—M.A. English/Creative Writing
Instructional Assistant Language Arts, General Tutoring Center 
(818) 947-2616
salterkc@lavc.edu

 

Brill, Shira—M.S. Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Statistics 101 Faculty Liaison, General Tutoring Center 
(818) 947-2744
brills@lavc.edu

 

Batty, Holly—M.A. English Composition​

CTE Faculty Liaison, General Tutoring Center
(818) 947-7260
battyhk@lavc.edu

 

Olshansky, Nick—M.S.; PhD. Mechanics
Instructional Assistant Mathematics, Math Lab
(818) 947-2863
olshanN@lavc.edu

 

He, Fendi—M.S. Applied Mathematics

Math Faculty Liaison, Math Lab 
(818) 947-2863
hefy@lavc.edu

 

Toneryan, Iveta—M.S. Applied Mathematics

Math Faculty Liaison, Math Lab
(818) 947-2863
toneryi@lavc.edu

 

Leavitt, Robert—SSTC; B.A. Psychology

Computer Lab Assistant, Computer Commons 
(818) 778-5725
leavitra@lavc.edu

 

**All tutoring centers and the Computer Commons require a monarch card (student I.D.) for entry. Tutoring centers require enrollment in a section of Supervised Learning Assistance, a non-graded, zero unit course that does not appear on transcripts.**