About ARC

ARC Standard Agreement

By using the ARC's tutoring services, students agree to being enrolled in a zero unit section of Supervised Learning Assistance (Tutor 001).  There is no cost, no grade, and no units associated with this. This is a free, zero-unit course used to coordinate tutoring efforts. Contact weigansm@lavc.edu if you have any questions.

Mission Statement

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.

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) supports Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at LAVC.

LAVC Antiracism

LAVC Antiracism LogoAs an organization founded on educational excellence, opportunity and access, and dedicated to the principles of equity, justice and community, the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) must lead by example, and make structural and permanent change to root out the ill effects of racism and bias from our classrooms and our workplace.

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


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



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



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


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


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


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


Batty, Holly—M.A. English Composition​

CTE Faculty Liaison, General Tutoring Center
(818) 947-7260


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


He, Fendi—M.S. Applied Mathematics

Math Faculty Liaison, Math Lab 
(818) 947-2863


Toneryan, Iveta—M.S. Applied Mathematics

Math Faculty Liaison, Math Lab
(818) 947-2863


Leavitt, Robert—SSTC; B.A. Psychology

Computer Lab Assistant, Computer Commons 
(818) 778-5725


**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.**