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NetTutor Online Tutoring

Farmingdale State College is pleased to offer online tutoring services through NetTutor. Please see below for more detailed information.

About NetTutor

  • NetTutor offers drop-in based (no appointments, wait in a queue), individual tutoring sessions through Blackboard.
  • Please carefully read all of the policies and procedures listed below before your NetTutor online tutoring session.
NetTutor Eligibility

This service is available to currently enrolled Farmingdale State College students for courses in which they are currently enrolled. It is provided free of charge to you by the College.

NetTutor Availability

NetTutor can be accessed 24/7 on Blackboard Learn. Several subjects such as English and Math have tutors available 24/7, while others have set days and times.

NetTutor Tutors

The staff who tutor on NetTutor are not employed or affiliated with the Tutoring Center or Farmingdale State College. They are recruited, hired, and trained by NetTutor (Link-Systems International). They possess at least a Bachelor's degree (many have advanced degrees), must have at least one year of teaching or working in the American higher education system, and undergo online tutor training.

Scheduling a Session

All NetTutor sessions are conducted in an individual setting, on a drop-in basis; appointments are not scheduled, simply login to NetTutor for the subject area in which you are requesting assistance. 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.

Session time limit

In order for the service to remain accessible to the most number of students, sessions are capped at 1 hour (60 minutes) per subject per day.

Academic Integrity policy 

Tutors are NOT permitted to complete assignments for you, assist with graded assignments (such as homework, take-home exam, etc.), or directly provide you with answers. This is in accordance with the College's Academic Integrity policy. Farmingdale State College staff are permitted to view online tutoring sessions for compliance with this policy. Failure to comply with this policy could result in loss of online tutoring privileges, and in extreme cases, a referral to the Office of the Dean of Students. 

General policy

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 schedule a 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. Farmingdale State College professional staff are permitted to monitor online tutoring sessions for quality control and compliance. 

NetTutor Accessibility

NetTutor complies with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. Students have the option of using different distance learning modalities with a tutor, such as instant message/chat, webcam/video, microphone/audio, and an interactive whiteboard. 

NetTutor Subject/Course Listing - Summer 2020

NetTutor subject group NetTutor subject name FSC course(s)
Accounting Accounting BUS 101, 102
Anatomy & Physiology Anatomy & Physiology BIO 170, 171
Anthropology Introduction to Anthropology ANT 100
Biology General Biology  BIO 120
Biology Genetics BIO 343
Business Principles of Management BUS 109
Business Principles of Marketing BUS 131
Chemistry General Chemistry I, II CHM 124, 152, 153
Chemistry Organic Chemistry I, II CHM 260, 270, 271
Chemistry Biochemistry CHM 380
Communications & Speech Public Speaking SPE 130
Computer Science Microsoft Office BCS 102
Computer Science C++ Programming BCS 120, 230
Computer Science  UNIX BCS 215
Computer Science Information Systems BCS 300
Economics Principles of Macroeconomics ECO 156
Economics Principles of Microeconomics ECO 157
English American Literature EGL 204
English World Literature EGL 206
English Fiction  EGL 212
English Poetry EGL 214
English Creative Writing EGL 216
English Technical Writing EGL 310
History World History HIS 117, 118
Italian Italian ITA 121, 122
Mathematics Algebra (Beginning through Intermediate) MTH 015, 116
Mathematics Pre-calculus MTH 117, 129
Mathematics Statistics MTH 110
Physics Physics PHY 135, 136
Political Science Government/Political Science POL 105
Psychology Introduction to Psychology PSY 101
Sociology Introduction to Sociology  SOC 122
Spanish Spanish  SPA 141, 142
Writing Writing EGL / Writing courses

How to access NetTutor

View the step-by-step NetTutor Access Guide (pdf)

In addition to NetTutor, additional online tutoring support is available on an appointment basis through:

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Last Modified 5/26/20