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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 Peer 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.

Program Objectives:

  • 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 mentor and mentee

Available Topics:

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
  • Conquering technology (Google Suite, Office 365, etc.).
  • Maintaining motivation and self-discipline while studying

We'll be back soon!

The program has now ended for the Spring semester. More information will be posted in September.


tutoring center

Greenley Hall, Learning Loft, Room 302

Hours | Summer 2022

Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:30pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:30pm

Effective Wednesday, June 1 through Thursday, August 4.

Please view the Tutoring Schedule for specific tutor availability and to book an appointment.

Last Modified 6/23/22