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FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

What is tutoring?
  • Instruction, coaching in a variety of disciplines by knowledgeable tutors in a comfortable setting.
  • One-on-one and/or group tutoring, depending on demand
  • Access to software programs in a variety of courses on brand new computers
How does tutoring work?

Tutoring is conducted on a walk-in basis 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 for 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.

Which courses can I receive tutoring in?

The Center tutors in most business, computer, science, and technology courses. Please see the tutoring schedules for specific course availability.

How much does tutoring cost?

Nothing! Tutoring is FREE of charge, sponsored by the Student Government Association and the Mandatory Student Activity Fee.

Where is tutoring held?

All sessions are held in the Tutoring Center, Sinclair Hall 160 (unless otherwise noted).

What are the hours of tutoring?

The Center is open Monday thru Thursday, 10:00AM - 8:00PM on days when classes are in session during the fall, spring, and summer session A semesters. Please see the tutoring schedules for specific tutor and course availability.

Who are the tutors?

Typically, there are 8-12 peer and 8-12 professional tutors each semester. Some of the tutors include:

  • Accountant
  • Faculty Recommended Peer Tutors
  • Graduate Students*
  • Pre-Med Candidates*
  • Registered Nurse
  • Retired Certified Educator
  • Retired Engineers

*Farmingdale State College graduate

Why should I get tutored?
  • To help understand the concepts and content of the course material
  • To acquire skills necessary to excel academically
  • To foster self-confidence enabling a positive attitude
How can I prepare for my tutoring session?
  • Go to class, listen attentively, take notes, and address questions with your instructor to clarify any difficulties or problem areas
  • Attempt to do your assignments and practice problems before coming to your tutoring sessions
  • Identify specific areas where help is needed prior to attending your session
  • Come prepared with all necessary materials: notes, books, handouts, etc.
How do I become a peer tutor?

Please visit the Become a Peer Tutor page for more information.