Academic Resource Center
The Academic Resource Center is committed to the value of the process of education. Our mission is to support students as they construct and share knowledge by providing them with the tools to take full command of their academic experiences toward their goals through tutoring and workshops.
To schedule an individual consultation
- Make an Appointment: To make an appointment for face-to-face tutoring, please check the tutor’s schedule on the door and sign up.
- Walk-in: Come and see if a tutor is available now
- Opt-In Service Contract: Do you need to meet a tutor regularly to improve your English writing skills or academic skills?
- Arrive 5 minutes before your scheduled appointment
- Bring in the instructions for your assignment
- Bring a physical copy of your paper
- Your appointment may be given to another person if you arrive 10 minutes late
- Arrive with specific questions about your paper or assignment
To discuss academic support resource available to you, please contact Eunmee Lee, Ph.D., Director of the Academic Resource Center at email@example.com.
Meet the Staff
Professor Eunmee Lee
Director of Academic Resource Center
Dr. Eunmee Lee currently serves as an assistant professor of English for Academic Purposes as well as director for Academic Resource Center and Career Development Center of the GMU Korea. She has taught English for undergraduate and graduate level students at the acclaimed INTO program at George Mason University’s main campus in Virginia. Her previous teaching experience includes English as a Second Language (ESOL) at Florida High School, ESL for Montgomery College, and graduate level TESOL courses at the Midwest university. “How to Teach English to Your Children at Home” is the title of her book. She earned her doctorate and graduate degrees in multicultural and multilingual education at the Florida State University.
Professor Jason Kifer
Faculty Tutor for English Writing
Professor Kifer comes from Chicago, Illinois in the USA, and he has lived in Korea since 2007. He graduated from a liberal arts college (Augustana) with a degree in Geography before turning his attention to English and writing. He received his MA in English Literature from DePaul University in Chicago and has focused on teaching ESL and writing composition since moving to Korea. Prior to teaching at George Mason University Korea, he was part of the General Education English Program Faculty at Sogang University in Seoul for 6 years. He loves reading literature and cheering for all of his favorite Chicago sports teams (the Cubs, Bears, Bulls, and Blackhawks!!)
Professor George Whelan
Faculty Tutor for Mathemetics
Dr. Whelan was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA in the USA. He completed his BA in 2001 in English Literature (Fordham University), but returned to school full time in 2011, studying mathematics. He completed his PhD in abstract algebra in May 2017 at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. He is very excited to help students with mathematics in the ARC this year! Outside of work, he loves to travel, play sports, and watch his favorite sports teams (Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Capitals – let’s go Caps!!!).
Jimin Kim, Writing Tutor
I am currently a Junior majoring in Accounting at the GMUK. Before tutoring English writing, I tutored Accounting last semester. It was fun to meet and help students, so I am very excited to help you out with your English writing. I studied in New Zealand and Michigan State, U.S. for high school, and then came back to Korea. Please come and talk to me if you have any questions or you need some help with writing.
Ms. Haeseung Joung, Writing Tutor
Hello! My name is Haseung Joung (Madeline) and I am a Freshman studying Global Affairs at Mason Korea. I lived in Atlanta, Georgia for 14 years before coming to Korea in 2010. I have been a part of school English journalism all throughout my middle school and high school years and am currently the Campus News Editor for the Voice of GMUK. I enjoy playing the violin, watching movies and talking with people. I am so excited to be a part of the ARC team this semester and will do my best to provide the best writing tutoring services to you all! Thank you!
Mr. Seihoon Lee, Writing Tutor
Hello! My name is Seihoon (Daniel) Lee and I am a freshman majoring in Global Affairs at George Mason University Korea. I have lived for a total of nine years in the United States. As regards to my past experiences in English education, I have privately tutored English grammar to students ranging from preschoolers to high school students for a few years. Currently, I am the editor-in-chief of our school’s newspaper The Voice of GMUK. Personally, I enjoy playing sports, taking pictures, and socializing with people. I am looking forward to helping students around GMUK to improve their writing skills. I will try my best to fulfill your needs and answer your questions.
Mr. Hyun Soo Kim, Mathematics Tutor
Hello! My name is Hyun Soo Kim. I am a sophomore majoring in Business Management. Since I am confident of math and science, and I am so excited to join the ARC tutoring team. If you have questions on your math problems, feel free to see me! I’ll do my best to be with you in the process of problem solving. Math could be fun subject when we solve problems together!
Mr. Sangmin Lee, Accounting Tutor
Sangmin is a junior majoring in Accounting. This is his second semester working with us as an accounting tutor. He can help you both in English and Korean. Sangmin has studied in various cities and countries such as Busan, Korea; Beijing, China; Niagara Falls, Canada; and Seattle, United States. Sangmin mentions, “Even though I get exhausted after several sessions with students, their smiles and gratitude after receiving good grade in accounting classes make my life worth living.”
Ms. Mi Young Jeong, Accounting Tutor
Hi patriots! My name is Mi Young Jeong and I am a junior majoring in Accounting. I lived in the Philippines for seven years and I graduated my grade school, middle school and high school all over there. Some of you might be familiar with me as I am currently working as a member of the student council in GMUK and as a business major representative. It is my first time serving as a peer tutor but I hope I can meet your needs and expectations. Please do not hesitate to approach me and ask questions. Also, I love to make new friends so please drop by my office and say hi J!
Ms. Dana Kim, Economics & Statistics Tutor
Hello, my name is Dana Kim and I am an Economics major. I have lived all my life in Vancouver, Canada so please understand my broken Korean. I appreciate this opportunity to be a tutor at the ARC, so I will use this chance to do my utmost best to provide my service. I enjoy playing sports (currently in the badminton club), watching movies, playing video games, and passing my time reading books. But most of all, I love connecting with new people and learning about everyone’s unique life story. So, please think as if you’re doing me a favor and stop by! Thank you!