NetTutor Online Tutoring
- NetTutor offers free drop-in based (no appointments, wait in a queue), individual online tutoring sessions!
- Please carefully read all of the information listed below prior to your session.
NetTutor is temporarily unavailable until further notice. More information will be posted once it is available.
NetTutor can be accessed by logging into Blackboard. Students must first be enrolled in the Online Tutoring organization. A detailed step-by-step tutorial guide (pdf) is available for further assistance. Please use either Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox to access NetTutor.
Please see the "Courses Available on NetTutor" table below.
NetTutor is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Several subjects such as English and Math have tutors available 24/7 while others have set a set schedule. To view a specific subject area schedule, navigate to the subject area on NetTutor and click on the "Drop-In Tutoring Hours" link on the top right side of the page.
No, all sessions are conducted in an individual setting, on a drop-in basis (wait in a queue). Simply login to NetTutor for the subject in which you are requesting assistance and join the queue. Since it is a drop-in service, there may be a wait in the queue, especially during peak times. Please wait patiently as you will be notified via a bell sound when a tutor is available to assist you.
In order for the service to remain accessible to the most number of students, sessions are generally capped at 1 hour (60 minutes). During peak times, tutors may need to reduce the session time or may ask you to come back and start a new session so they can serve other students waiting in the queue.
The sessions are conducted in a virtual tutoring room with an interactive whiteboard. Students have the option of using different distance learning modalities with the tutor, such as chat and audio/video (which requires a microphone and webcam on the computer). Please notify your tutor of which modality you prefer to use at the start of your session.
This service is available free of charge to all currently enrolled Farmingdale State College students for courses in which they are currently enrolled.
The tutors are employed by NetTutor (Link-Systems International) and are not affiliated with the Tutoring Center. LSI recruits, hires, vets, and trains all tutors prior to tutoring online. All of their tutors possess a minimum of a Bachelor's degree and must have at least one year of teaching or tutoring experience in the American higher education system.
Similar to on-campus tutoring, students are expected to come to their sessions prepared with specific questions/concepts in which further clarification is needed. Tutors are not teachers and are not responsible for teaching students course content. Students should attend a tutoring session after first seeking assistance from their course instructor. Tutors reserve the right to end a session early if the student is not adequately prepared, or if they are blatantly disregarding either the College's Academic Integrity Policy, Student Code of Conduct, or the Tutoring Center's Student Tutoring Agreement policy.
All online tutoring sessions are recorded and archived and the Center reserves the right to monitor online tutoring sessions for quality control and policy compliance purposes. Failure to comply with the policies could result in the course instructor/academic department being notified, a loss of tutoring services, or in extreme cases, a referral to the Office of the Dean of Students for disciplinary action.
In accordance with the College's Academic Integrity Policy, the Tutoring Center strictly prohibits those who utilize its services from engaging in any form of academic dishonesty. As a result, tutors are not permitted to complete any type of assignment for a student, directly provide them with answers to an assignment, or assist them with a graded assignment (such as homework, projects, take-home exam, etc.) without written consent from the course instructor. Failure to comply with this policy could result in the course instructor/academic department being notified, a loss of tutoring services, or in extreme cases, a referral to the Office of the Dean of Students for disciplinary action.
Courses Available on NetTutor
The table below lists the courses which have tutoring available on NetTutor. Simply locate the FSC course number on the left, and it will show you the corresponding subject group on NetTutor.
|FSC Course(s)||NetTutor subject group|
|BCS 102, 120, 130, 160, 208, 209, 215, 230, 260, 300, 316, 360||Computer Science|
|BUS 101, 102||Accounting|
|BUS 109, 131, 202, 304, 310, 471||Business|
|BIO 120, 130, 131, 316, 343, 348, 441||Biology|
|BIO 166, 170, 171||Anatomy & Physiology|
|CHM 124, 140, 152, 153, 260, 270, 271, 380||Chemistry|
|CRJ 100, 203||Criminology|
|ECO 156, 157||Economics|
|EGL 101, 102, 203, 204, 206, 207, 212, 214, 216, 310, 312||English|
|FRE 101, 102||French|
|GER 111, 112||German|
|HIS 114, 115, 117, 118, 121, 122||History|
|ITA 121, 122||Italian|
|MTH 015, 110, 116, 117, 129, 130, 150, 151, 236, 252, 253||Mathematics|
|PHI 105, 106, 110, 205||Philosophy|
|PHY 114, 118, 121, 135, 136, 143, 144||Physics|
|POL 105||Political Science|
|SPA 141, 142||Spanish|
|SPE 130, 202||Communications and Speech|
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Office Hours | Fall 2022
|Monday||9:00am - 4:30pm|
|Tuesday||9:00am - 5:30pm|
|Wednesday||9:00am - 5:30pm|
|Thursday||9:00am - 5:30pm|
|Friday||10:00am - 2:00pm|
Effective Tuesday, September 6 through Friday, December 16.
Please view the Tutoring Schedule for specific tutor availability and to book an appointment.