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Peer Mentoring

Program Overview:

The Peer Mentoring program (also referred to as Academic Coaching or Skill-based tutoring), offered by the Tutoring Center, is designed to provide students with the skills, tools, and resources necessary to succeed at Farmingdale State College. Peer Mentors 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, Peer Mentors assist with developing academic success strategies for use in any course. By working with a Peer Mentor, students can receive guidance and work towards improving their skills in time management, organization, note-taking, studying, communicating with faculty, and more.

Although Peer Mentors 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 Peer Mentor 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

Program Update

The Peer Mentoring program has now ended for the Spring semester. 



tutoring center

Greenley Hall, Learning Loft, Room 302

Finals Week Hours | Spring 2022

Monday (5/16 & 5/23) 9:00 am - 4:30pm
Tuesday (5/17) 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday (5/18) 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday (5/19) 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday (5/20) 10:00 am - 2:00pm

Hours are subject to change. The last day of tutoring for the semester will be Monday, 5/23.

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

Last Modified 5/20/22