Located on the second floor of the University Center, the Camner Academic Resource Center (ARC) offers free academic assistance to all UM students. The ARC offers individual peer tutoring by appointment in most subjects, study skills instruction with a Learning Specialist, free academic workshops, and many other valuable services. Please visit or call 305-284-2800 to learn more or schedule an appointment.

Peer Tutoring

At the ARC, all UM students can take advantage of free individual peer tutoring to develop a deeper understanding of course work through additional, special, or corrective content instruction. All tutoring is course specific and taught by nationally certified peer tutors. All UM students are eligible for two hours of tutoring per week for each course. Peer tutoring is available for more than 175 courses.

Academic Workshops

This free workshop series instructs students on specific academic skills and strategies to enhance academic performance.  Workshop topics include reducing test anxiety, effective test-taking strategies, improving study strategies, utilizing technology, and more. Topics are updated every semester, and students may attend unlimited sessions. Please visit our website for the current workshop schedule.

Learning Specialists

The Academic Resource Center provides the support of trained Learning Specialists to students experiencing difficulty with academic issues. Students may request a one-on-one meeting with a Learning Specialist to help develop the skills needed to achieve success in their academic careers. Skills covered during these appointments include time management, effective note-taking, college textbook reading, educational technologies, test taking, and other learning strategies. Students can request an appointment with a Learning Specialist through our website or by filling out a request form at the Camner Academic Resource Center. Visit the website at for more information about the support services available to students. 

Independent Learning Initiative

The Independent Learning Initiative is a fee-based academic support program that provides structure, support, instruction, and monitoring for students needing additional guidance during the college experience. During the semester, students will identify and understand their academic strengths and areas for growth, as well as learn strategies, skills, and technologies to enhance their academic and personal success in college. Participants learn to monitor their academic progress and critically evaluate their current skills and strategies to work towards becoming a successful independent student. For more information about the program or to apply, please visit our website at

Supplemental Instruction
Small group sessions are available to help students succeed in the University’s toughest courses. Group Peer Tutoring is done on a weekly basis where students sit down to discuss course content in a small group setting with the peer tutor serving as a facilitator.

UMX: University of Miami’s Freshman Experience

This one-credit elective course is taught by UM faculty, administrators, and advisors across different disciplines as a way of providing mentoring to incoming students. The objective is to help new students transition to college life while introducing them to the many services offered by the university and in the surrounding community. UMX provides a firsthand experience in utilizing UM resources necessary for success in college and beyond. Specifically, students will be exposed to campus leadership opportunities, academic and career planning, university traditions, study abroad opportunities, personal wellness programs, as well as advising and registration. All UMX course sections meet once a week.

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