Academic Resource Center

Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation Academic Resource Center


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Academic Resource Center

We appreciate the generosity of the Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation for providing the ARC's new home on the 2nd floor of the Alfred R. Goldstein Library.

At the top of the library's grand staircase, in a visually welcoming glass-front suite, the ARC has a colorful reception area, staff offices for individualized student appointments, and an inspiring conference room for writing consultations, faculty meetings, and seminars.

The ARC is a service offered for all Ringling students. We are here to empower you to make the most of your education.Whether you want to improve upon existing skills or develop ones that require a little more attention, our professional staff will work with you one-on-one to provide customized instruction in test preparation, time management, writing, and reading.


Our Services

Here is a description of services offered at the ARC to provide academic support each semester. To make an appointment for any of these services, please click the “Make an Appointment” button.

Test Preparation - Prepare for tests/exams using study tools, tips, memory devices and practice questions.

Time Management - Organize and prioritize your schedule to make sure you have time to study, socialize and create.

Writing - Work with peer writing consultants for help on all aspects of writing.

Reading - Improve reading comprehension and speed by developing strategies that work.

Internationals - Save time and improve comprehension and grades by studying with an ARC professional.


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Our Staff

Virginia Demers
ARC Director, General Academic Support, and Ringling College Peer Tutoring Programs

BA Religion
Vassar College

MA English
University of South Florida

Paula Brooks-Jawitz
Reading and Study Specialist

BA Elementary Education & Curriculum
Brooklyn College, CUNY

M.Ed and Ph.D. Curriculum & Instruction: Reading Specialist
University of Maryland

Barbara Gentry
Reading and Study Specialist

BA English and MA Curriculum and Instruction
University of Memphis

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