RamTutor Online Tutoring

The Tutoring Center at Farmingdale State College is pleased to offer RamTutor, a new online tutoring service designed to pair FSC students with tutors from the College.

About RamTutor

  • RamTutor offers appointment based, individual tutoring sessions with professional tutors from the Tutoring Center.
  • Please carefully read all of the policies and procedures listed below before scheduling your online RamTutor tutoring session.
RamTutor 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 by the College.

RamTutor Availability

RamTutor has a set schedule of days/times when the tutors are available. Please review the tutoring schedule at the bottom of the page for more detailed information.

RamTutor Tutors

The staff who tutor on RamTutor are professionals employed by the Tutoring Center at Farmingdale State College. They are recruited, hired, and trained by the Tutoring Center. They possess at least a Bachelor's degree (several have advanced degrees), must have at least one year of teaching or tutoring experience, and undergo online tutor training.

Scheduling a session

Appointments must be scheduled through Bookings at least 24 hours in advance and may be made up to 30 days in advance. Students will receive an automated e-mail listing the requested appointment date and time. Prior to the appointment, they will receive a confirmation e-mail from the tutor with a link to access the tutoring room. Appointment requests sent via e-mail will not be accepted.

To schedule an appointment, please click on the "Schedule Your RamTutor Appointment" button at the bottom of the page, which will direct you to the RamTutor Microsoft Bookings page. The booking page will allow you to select the subject area, tutor, and preferred appointment date and time, and state the nature of your request. If a particular day or time is grayed out, it means the tutor is not available; please select an alternate day/time.

Please note: students must login using their FSC e-mail account in order to book the appointment. Appointments booked from non-FSC e-mail addresses will not be accepted.

Required appointment information
When booking an appointment, students are required to supply their RAM ID number, FSC e-mail address, and must clearly state the nature of their request and the items in which further clarification is needed (for example, "I need help with Organic Chemistry understanding resonance structures"). Students who do not supply this information may have their appointment rescheduled. 
Appointment length/session time limit

The default duration of an online tutoring session is 50-60 minutes. In order to have the service remain accessible to the greatest number of students, appointments in excess of one hour / back-to-back appointments will not be accepted.

Furthermore, students will only be able to schedule a single appointment per tutor per day. Back-to-back/double bookings or appointments with multiple tutors at the same time will be cancelled. Please be advised that all appointments are not recurring (students will need to book an appointment for each desired session).

Cancellation/rescheduling policy

Students are required to provide at least 24 hours' notice for canceling or rescheduling an appointment. This can be accomplished by clicking "Manage booking" in your confirmation e-mail from Microsoft Bookings, or by sending an e-mail to OnlineTutoring@farmingdale.edu. Students who fail to attend their online tutoring session without first notifying the tutor or Tutoring Center professional staff will be marked as a "no show" and may be subject to restrictions as to future online tutoring appointments.

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.

How to access RamTutor

After the appointment has been scheduled through Bookings, the tutor will send a separate e-mail confirming the appointment with a link to the online tutoring room. You will simply need to click on the link to access the tutoring room. 

Still could use some help? Email us and we will get back to you shortly.

Spring 2020 RamTutor Course/Tutor Availability

 After carefully reading all of the policies and procedures above, review the tutoring schedule below for when tutors are available for specific courses. Then, click on the "Schedule Your RamTutor Appointment" link at the bottom of the page to be taken to the Bookings system.

Courses Available Days Available Times Tutor Filter
Biology (BIO) 120, 130, 131, 210, 212, 343, 345, 348, & 441 Wednesday 1:00pm to 6:00pm Mike G. BIO
Biology (BIO) 120, 130, 131, 210, & 348 Monday 10:00am to 2:00pm Noelle D. BIO
Biology (BIO) 120, 130, 131, 210, & 348 Tuesday  12:00pm to 3:00pm Noelle D. BIO
Biology (BIO) 120, 130, 131, 210, & 348 Wednesday 11:00am to 3:00pm Noelle D. BIO
Biology (BIO) 120, 125, 130, 131, 192, 212, 330, 343, 345, 348, & 441 Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 10:00am to 6:00pm Meg M. BIO
Biology (BIO) 123, 166, 170, & 171 Thursday 2:00pm to 6:00pm Rosie M. BIO
Business (BUS) 101, 102, 201, 240, 272, 273, & 404 Monday through Thursday 10:00am to 6:00pm Marty C. BUS
Business (BUS) 101, 102, 201, 240, 272, 273, & 404 Friday 10:00am to 2:00pm Marty C. BUS
Chemistry (CHM) 124, 152, & 153 Monday 10:00am to 3:00pm Saqib B. CHM
Chemistry (CHM) 124, 152, & 153 Tuesday 12:00pm to 3:00pm Saqib B. CHM
Chemistry (CHM) 124, 152, & 153 Thursday 12:00pm to 5:00pm Saqib B. CHM
Chemistry (CHM) 152 & 260 Wednesday 2:00pm to 6:00pm Elyssa T. CHM
Chemistry (CHM) 152 & 260 Thursday 10:00am to 3:00pm Elyssa T. CHM
Chemistry (CHM) 152 & 260 Friday 10:00am to 12:00pm Elyssa T. CHM
Dental Hygiene (DEN) 108 & 126 Monday 9:00am to 4:00pm Maria-Elena B. DEN
Dental Hygiene (DEN) 106 Sunday 8:00am to 10:00am Tamara F. DEN
Dental Hygiene (DEN) 106 Monday 7:00pm to 9:00pm Tamara F. DEN
Dental Hygiene (DEN) 106 Tuesday 9:00am to 11:00am Tamara F. DEN
Dental Hygiene (DEN) 106 Wednesday 10:00am to 12:00pm Tamara F. DEN
Economics (ECO) 156 & 157 Monday through Thursday 10:00am to 6:00pm Marty C. ECO
Economics (ECO) 156 & 157 Friday 10:00am to 2:00pm Marty C. ECO
Electrical Engineering Tech (EET) 111, 113, 118, 311, & 327 Monday and Wednesday 10:00am to 3:00pm Mike L. EET
Nursing (NUR) 100, 114, 217, 302. 306, 307, 311, & 401 Thursday 2:00pm to 6:00pm Rosie M. NUR
Physics (PHY) 121, 135, 136, & 144 Monday and Wednesday 10:00am to 3:00pm Mike L. PHY

Important reminders:

  • All appointments must be made at least 24 hours in advance using an FSC student e-mail address.
  • At this time, students are only permitted to schedule a single one hour appointment per course per day. Back-to-back or extra appointments will be cancelled so the service can remain accessible to the most number of students. 
  • After you schedule your appointment request using the Bookings system, you will receive a confirmation e-mail from the tutor with further instructions on how to access the online tutoring room.

Schedule Your RamTutor Appointment