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?

Guidelines

  • 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 elee45@gmu.edu.

 

Meet the Staff

 

Professor Eunmee Lee
Director of Academic Resource Center
Office: G521

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
Office: G721

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!!).

 

Huiyong Kim
English Writing Tutor
Office: G522

Hello, my name is Huiyong Kim and currently I am a junior majoring in Global Affairs at George Mason University Korea. I spent about 8 years in the United States in Seattle, WA and Boston, MA. I have experiences in working at an interpretation/translation company. In GMUK community, I am working as a tutor within the school’s Academic Resource Center. In addition, I am the president of the Global Student Ambassador (GSA), a group of students and faculties, which actively participates in advertising our school to our surrounding communities. Personally, I love listening to music, reading books and socializing with others. Although I find pleasure in reading books, I have to say that my favorite book is Lord of the Flies written by William Golding. I look forward to helping students to write effectively as well as to build a healthy academic community here in George Mason University Korea.

 

Grant Pitarys
Math Tutor
Office: G518

My name is Grant Pitarys and I am a sophomore Math and Economics major from the George Mason, Fairfax Campus. My favorite parts of GMU Korea are playing badminton and exploring Seoul.

 

 

Sunghun Jang
Economics Tutor
Office: G516

Sunghun Jang is a sophomore at GMU Korea who transferred from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He is currently majoring in Economics and providing tutoring services in respect to Economics courses. Sunghun enjoys listening to classical music and playing badminton. Besides, he loves having a quiet time to pray and read the Bible. Lastly, as a student president of GMU Korea, he is excited to interact with students and face various challenges to make the university better.

 

Sangmin Lee
Accounting Tutor
Office: G517

Sangmin is a junior majoring in Accounting. He can help you with accounting 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.”

 

Jimin Kim
Accounting Tutor
Office: G517

I am currently a sophomore majoring in Accounting at the GMUK, and in process to make myself a Certified Public Accountant. Before tutoring accounting I used to teach English at private institutes. I studied in New Zealand and Michigan State, U.S. for high school, and then came back to Korea. I am excited to help my classmates when they are in trouble dealing with accounting problems.

 

Sanghee Lee
Administrative Student Intern
Office: G514

Sanghee Lee is a sophomore pursuing BS in Business Management. She studied industrial design before transferring to George Mason University Korea. Sanghee serves as the chief editing designer and vice editor-in-chief of the Voice of GMUK, university’s newspaper club. She is also a member of Global Student Ambassadors of GMUK.