Academic Resources

Academic Resources Center

WPI’s Academic Resources Center (ARC), located in Unity Hall, provides academic support services that are designed to enrich and enhance the learning experience of all WPI undergraduate students. Its student-based collaborative learning environment offers individualized assistance in a variety of subjects, as well as a comprehensive peer tutoring program. The ARC offers individual and group tutoring (MASH) sessions. All peer tutors and MASH Leaders are certified by the College Reading and Learning Association, and help students in a variety of academic subjects. Peer tutors are available by appointment, whereas MASH sessions are drop-in. To schedule an appointment with a peer tutor visit   

The Writing Center

The WRITING CENTER, located on the second floor of Salisbury Labs (SL 233), employs ~20 peer writing tutors trained to help undergraduate and graduate students with any type of communication project: course papers and project reports, application documents, dissertations, oral presentations and slides, website and document design, and more. Through one-on-one appointments, tutors talk through project goals, help writers brainstorm and organize ideas, provide a critical reader’s feedback, and provide mini-reviews of grammar and punctuation rules. To make an appointment, visit our website at Faculty interested in designated tutoring for courses should contact Writing Center Director, Ryan Madan, at x6561 or

Writing Courses and Advisors

For information on WPI’s writing programs, see Humanities and Arts faculty as follows:

Students interested in the Professional Writing major or the Writing and Rhetoric minor should contact Sarah Riddick ( about these programs.

The HUA advisors for undergraduate international students whose native language is not English are Esther Boucher-Yip and Althea Danielski. For more information you may contact Esther Boucher-Yip at and Althea Danielski at