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Academic Coaching

Program Overview:

The Academic Coaching program, offered by the Tutoring Center, is designed to provide students with the skills, tools, and resources necessary to succeed at Farmingdale State College. Student Success Coaches are high-achieving students who have demonstrated proficiency in navigating campus resources and mastering the rigors of college-level work.

Unlike tutors who help students with specific course-related content, Student Success Coaches assist with developing academic success strategies for use in any course. By working with a coach, students can receive guidance and work towards improving their skills in time management, organization, note-taking, studying, communicating with faculty, and more.

Although Student Success Coaches are not academic advisors and cannot formally advise on which courses to take, they can provide a unique perspective from a student’s point of view on many different facets of college life.

This program is available to all FSC students, regardless of major, free of charge.

  • Provide students with the skills necessary to succeed academically
  • Help students become more aware of and utilize campus resources
  • Develop a sense of camaraderie amongst peers and a connection to the campus community
  • Foster the intellectual and personal development of both the coach and student

Students may meet with a Student Success Coach to work on any of the following topics:

  • College “101” basics and using campus resources
  • Learning how to learn
  • Effective time management
  • Organization strategies
  • Note-taking skills
  • Setting realistic goals
  • Strategic studying
  • Test-taking strategies
  • Maintaining motivation and self-discipline while studying

Please see below for the appointment policy.

  • All appointments are created using the Bookings scheduling system. Any appointment requests sent via e-mail will not be accepted.

  • Appointments should be booked at least 24 hours in advance and may be scheduled up to 2 weeks (14 days) in advance.

  • Depending on coach availability, some walk-ins (appointments made less than 24 hours in advance) may be accommodated, but cannot be guaranteed. Walk-ins may not be for the full duration of a typical coaching session depending on the coach's availability.

  • Appointments are available in-person or remotely, and students must specify their preference when booking the appointment. Last minute requests to switch the modality may not be accommodated.

  • Coaching sessions are generally capped at 60 minutes (1 hour).

  • Coaching is only available to currently enrolled FSC students.

  • Students are only permitted one (1) coaching appointment per day.

    • Back-to-back (double) coaching appointments are not permitted and will be cancelled by the Center's staff.

  • Students who need to cancel or reschedule an appointment should do so at least 12 hours prior to their session by contacting the Tutoring Center staff during normal business hours at 934-420-2066 or e-mailing TutoringCenter@farmingdale.edu.

    • Students who cancel appointments in excess will receive a warning notice from the Center staff and may be prohibited from scheduling additional appointments for the remainder of the semester.

  • Students who fail to arrive within the first 15 minutes of their appointment without notifying the staff will have their session cancelled and marked as a “No-show”.

    • Students who are marked as a "No-show" will forfeit their appointment and will not be permitted to schedule a “walk-in”.

    • After two "No-show" incidents, students will receive a warning notice. Any subsequent no-shows will result in the student being prohibited from scheduling any additional appointments for the remainder of the semester.

 

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Academic Coaching Appointments

Welcome back! Academic Coaching appointments are now available starting the week of January 29th.

 

Meet the Coaches!

Daniela F.

Major: Applied Psychology

Career Objective: Pursue graduate school in Higher Education

Campus Involvement: Vice-President of LASO and RAM student

Skill interested in learning: Coding

Favorite place to study on campus: Greenley Library Basement (especially the new cubicles) 

Favorite time of day to study: Nighttime 

Favorite quote: "Sometimes you have to lose to feel a win again"

Words of advice: Aim for the moon because even if you miss, you'll land among the stars! 

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Tino G.

Major: Applied Psychology

Academic Interests: School Counseling and Psychology

Campus Involvement: TRIO, TRIO/CSTEP Creative Arts Club, TRIO Leadership Council, Psychology Club, LASO, Multicultural Committee 

Skill interested in learning: Music composition 

Favorite place to study on campus: Teaching gardens

Favorite time of day to study: Nighttime 

Favorite quote: “Blood makes you related, loyalty makes you family”

Words of advice: Always be true to yourself!

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Morgan J.

Major: Business Management

Career Objective: Become an HR professional and attend graduate school

Campus Involvement: Treasurer of the Horticulture Club, Sigma Beta Delta, Psychology Club

Skill interested in learning: Embroidery

Favorite place to study on campus: Greenley Library

Favorite time of day to study: Morning

Favorite quote: "Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving."

Words of advice: Consistency is key!

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Fredy M.

Major: Business Management

Academic Interests: Accounting

Campus Involvement: Rambassador, LASO, and President for the Accounting Society

Skill interested in learning: Public speaking 

Favorite place to study on campus: Greenley Library

Favorite time of day to study: Mid-day

Study strategies: Good organization, always take notes, attend class regularly, space out studying to avoid cramming, and use a quiet room while listening to music.

Words of advice: Life is short, live your life!

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tutoring center

Greenley Hall, Learning Loft, Room 302
934-420-2066
tutoringcenter@farmingdale.edu

Email

Michael Londis
Director

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Ashley Perrone
Assistant Director

Hours | Spring 2024

Monday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 5:30pm
Thursday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 10:00am - 2:00pm

Effective Monday, January 29th through Tuesday, May 14th.

Please view the Tutoring Schedule for specific tutor availability.

Whenever classes are cancelled or delayed due to inclement weather, the Tutoring Center will also be closed during those times.

Last Modified 2/12/24