Academic Support Services

Academic Resource Center (ARC)

The Academic Resource Center provides resources and support services for the entire Bellarmine community. The center is designed for both individual studying and small group collaboration. Small group and individual support for students related to topics such as learning styles and study strategies is provided by ARC staff. In addition, drop-in tutoring assistance is available for subject review and reinforcement by ARC staff and volunteer adult tutors. Students may utilize the center’s PC and Apple computers and printer for completion of homework, research and projects.

The ARC works in conjunction with Mrs. Alessandri in the Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) office to support testing accommodations for students with identified learning disabilities.

The ARC is located on the second floor of the Lokey Academic Center.

ARC Hours: Monday through Thursday, 7:45 am - 4:00 pm, and Friday, 7:45 am - 2:00 pm.

Tutoring Resources

You may need additional help with your coursework from time to time. In those cases, we encourage you to explore the following options for assistance:

  • Meet with teachers outside of class during office hours for re-teaching and review. This should be scheduled frequently (once or twice weekly) on an ongoing basis if you are struggling in a course.
  • Get drop-in assistance and tutoring in the Academic Resource Center throughout the day.
  • If regular 1:1 tutoring would be beneficial to you, a private tutoring referral list can be obtained from Mrs. Fellenz, ARC Specialist.

Services for Students with Disabilities

Students who qualify for Services for the Students with Disabilities program (SSD) can work through the ARC to arrange and receive appropriate accommodations. More information on the SSD program can be found in the following brochure: SSD Brochure 2018-2019

Students are encouraged to explore assistive technology to support learning. A variety of software and hardware options are supported at Bellarmine to maximize academic performance.
Assistive Technology Brochure

The SSD Coordinator's office is located on the second floor of the Ryan/Shinney Student Life Center.


Mrs. Diane Fellenz
ARC Specialist & Coordinator

Mrs. Judy Alessandri
Learning Specialist / SSD Coordinator

Academic Resources