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