The role of a tutor is to provide additional assistance to students with their coursework. Tutors are not substitutes for attending class and they are not responsible for teaching course material or completing course assignments. Rather, tutors are available to help clarify course content and to help students develop effective ways to learn the material. Tutors also provide study strategies for exam preparation. It is against the Center's policy to assist students with any graded material, including homework, projects, take-home exams, etc. For more information, please view the Student Responsibilities page.
Tutoring is conducted on a walk-in basis (no appointments are necessary) and is available for currently registered Farmingdale State College students. Simply check the schedules for the course you need assistance in and come prepared with any notes, books, or materials that will help you. Please note: The Center only tutors currently enrolled students at the College and for courses that are currently being offered. If you are not a current student of the College, you are not eligible to utilize the Center's services.
The Center tutors in most business, computer systems, science, and technology courses. Please see the tutoring schedules for specific tutor and course availability.
The tutoring schedules vary from each semester. Current schedules can be accessed here. It is advisable to check the Center’s website regularly for any up-to-minute schedule additions, revisions, or important announcements.
Nothing! Tutoring is FREE of charge, sponsored by the Student Government Association and the Mandatory Student Activity Fee.
All sessions are held in the Tutoring Center, Sinclair Hall 160 (unless otherwise noted).
The Center is open Monday thru Thursday, 10:00AM - 8:00PM on days when classes are in session during the fall and spring semesters. Limited tutoring services are also typically available during Summer Session A. Please see the tutoring schedules for specific tutor and course availability.
Typically, there are 8-12 peer and 8-12 professional tutors each semester. Some of the tutors include:
*Farmingdale State College graduate
Peer tutors are students who have mastered course content and help to clarify material. They also provide study strategies to fellow students. All tutoring positions are paid and require a minimum time commitment of at least 4 hours per week. Please visit the Become a Peer Tutor page for more information.