Academic Resources

We encourage and facilitate active learning so our students can be competent, confident and independent learners.

By doing so, we hope to establish a learning community at Harding by partnering with faculty, staff and students to help better understand, develop and improve academic support services for all students.

Academic Coaching

Academic Coaching is a personalized, one-on-one session in which you can focus on improving your practices in a variety of academic areas, including time management, test anxiety, note taking, and others. You can explore your learning style and discover study skills that best fit your style.


Whether you need some extra help with a complicated course or you want a boost to keep your 4.0, every student can benefit from tutoring! Offered to every student at no additional cost, academic tutoring allows students to sit down with fellow students and learn from their experiences and knowledge in a course.

Students can request tutoring for a course by logging into Pipeline

  • After logging into Pipeline, locate the Student Bar
  • Click on "Campus Services"
  • Select "Peer to Peer Tutoring"

*Please watch your Harding email for further instructions from our tutor coordinator once you have submitted the form.

Most Liberal Arts courses are covered by our tutors, as well as many 2000 and 3000-level major courses. If a tutor or academic coach is not readily available for a course when requested, we will work diligently to find one based on the request. This includes residential undergraduate students as well as students in graduate, professional, and distance education programs.

For more information, or if you have any questions, please email

Academic Tutoring and Coaching at Harding

Office Hours for Tutoring

S 6 p.m. - 10p.m.
M 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
T 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
W 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
TR 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Get the skills and resources necessary to be successful academically, professionally and personally.

Supplemental Instruction

Supplemental Instruction (SI) targets difficult freshman and sophomore level courses through weekly study sessions led by students (SI Leaders) who have successfully completed the course.

SI Leaders know the course content and are eager to help guide you through it. They'll be in class with you every day, hearing what you hear and reading what you read. What they won't do is lecture; their job is to help you think about the lectures you hear and the books you read so you can learn it more efficiently.

Join us for a chance to get together with people in your class to compare notes, to discuss important concepts, to develop strategies for studying the subject, and to test yourself before your professor does so you'll be ready.

When do SI sessions start?

SI sessions begin early in the semester, so be sure to bring your class schedule to your first day of class so they can accommodate as many students as possible when scheduling sessions.

How often should I attend?

Each SI leader will set up three or more review sessions a week at times that are best for the majority of the students. You can attend one, two or all three (the choice is yours), and each one will be different because you'll have new material to discuss. SI review sessions are informal. Bring your notes, bring your textbook, and bring your questions.

Apply to be an SI Leader

If you are interested in becoming a Supplemental Instructor, please contact Darla Phillips at or 501-279-5929.

SI Info for Faculty

An overview of the SI program

Developed by Dr. Deanna Martin in 1973 at the University of Missouri at Kansas City, Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an academic assistance program that increases student performance and retention.

  1. The SI program targets traditionally difficult academic courses--those that have a high rate of D or F grades and withdrawals--and provides regularly scheduled, out-of-class, peer facilitated sessions.
  2. SI does not identify high-risk students, but rather identifies historically difficult classes.
  3. Assistance begins the first week of the term.
  4. SI sessions normally occur in classrooms near the course classroom instead of in a learning center.
  5. SI sessions are open to all students in the course and are attended on a voluntary basis free of charge.
  6. The SI leaders are the key people in the program. SI leaders are students who have demonstrated competence in this or in a comparable course.
  7. SI sessions are comprised of students of varying abilities, and no effort is made to segregate students based on academic ability. Since SI is introduced on the first day of classes and is open to all students in the class, SI is not viewed as remedial.

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Call Academic Resources at 501-279-5929 for additional information.

Additional Resources

Learning Disabilities Association

Advocating for individuals with learning disabilities

Meet Our Staff

Darla Phillips

Darla Phillips, M.Ed.

Assistant Professor
Director of Academic Resources

Office: Student Center 236H
Phone: 501-279-4531

DIY Learning Strategies

While we are always here to help, check out our Do-It-Yourself Learning Strategies to make sure you're in the right frame of mind for success.

Contact Us

Academic Resource Center


Location: Student Center Room 236

Mailing address:
Harding University
Academic Resource Center
HU 10749
Searcy AR 72149-5615