RamTutor Online Tutoring
The Tutoring Center at Farmingdale State College is pleased to offer RamTutor, a new online tutoring service designed to pair FSC students with tutors for courses that are unique to the College. Thank you for your patience as we work to refine this exciting new initiative. Questions, concerns, or suggestions about RamTutor can be directed to OnlineTutoring@farmingdale.edu.
- This is a free service for currently enrolled FSC students, offering individual appointment based tutoring sessions for select Dental Hygiene and Nursing courses. Specific course and tutor availability is listed in the online tutoring schedule section below.
- All sessions are conducted remotely through Blackboard Collaborate, with the option of using a webcam, microphone, interactive whiteboard, or instant message chat.
- RamTutor tutors work for the Tutoring Center at Farmingdale State College and hold a minimum of a Master's degree and have prior teaching or tutoring experience with undergraduate College students.
- Students are required to schedule an appointment for a RamTutor session. Please view the RamTutor online tutoring schedule page for more information. Please be advised that all appointments are not recurring (students will need to book an appointment for each requested session).
- In order to remain accessible to all students, sessions are limited to a maximum of one-hour per course per day.
- Tutors are NOT permitted to complete any assignments for you (such as homework/projects), nor can they assist with graded material (such as take-home exams). Please do not ask it of them or expect them to do so. Failure to comply can result in loss of online tutoring privileges.
- Farmingdale State College Tutoring Center staff are permitted to view and monitor all online tutoring sessions for quality control and compliance with College policies.
Similar to the on-campus tutoring centers, students have responsibilities associated with utilizing RamTutor online tutoring services. This includes, but is not limited to:
- All students should attend their class sessions, take notes, and complete their assigned readings. Students should consult a tutor after first seeking assistance from their course instructor. Students should come to their session prepared with specific questions and/or concepts in which further assistance is needed. Tutors are not substitutes for attending class and they are not responsible for teaching course material or completing course assignments.
- Students who utilize online tutoring services are required to follow all College policies and procedures, including the College's policy on Academic Integrity. Failure to comply may result in a referral to your course instructor and the Dean of Students office.
- Tutors are NOT permitted to complete any assignments for you, nor can they assist with homework, take-home exams, or any graded material. Please do not ask it of them or expect them to do so. Failure to comply can result in loss of online tutoring privileges.
- Bring relevant textbooks and classroom notes to each session. You will be expected to have read the text or notes and have prepared questions for your tutor.