RamTutor Online Tutoring
- RamTutor offers appointment based, individual tutoring sessions with tutors from the Tutoring Center.
- Please carefully read all of the policies and procedures listed below before scheduling your online RamTutor 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 by the College.
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.
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. Note: for Summer 2020, several peer tutors who are in the process of completing their degrees will be working on RamTutor.
Note: for Summer 2020, appointments must scheduled through the Bookings system at least 3 hours in advance.
Appointments must be scheduled through the Bookings system at least 24 hours 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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Summer 2020 RamTutor Course/Tutor Availability (subject to change)
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 link under "Schedule Appointment" to be taken to the Bookings page to schedule an appointment for that subject area.
|Summer Session Courses||Available Days||Available Times||Tutor||Schedule Appointment|
|Biology (BIO) 120||Monday & Wednesday||9:00am to 3:00pm||Noelle D.||Schedule your Biology appointment|
|Biology (BIO) 120, 125, 192, & 343||Wednesday||10:00am to 6:00pm||Meg M.||Schedule your Biology appointment|
|Biology (BIO) 120, 125, 192, & 343||Friday||12:00pm to 4:00pm||Meg M.||Schedule your Biology appointment|
|Biology (BIO) 170, & 171||Tuesday & Thursday||1:00pm to 5:00pm||Rosie M.||Schedule your A&P appointment|
|Business (BUS) 101, 102, 240, 307, & 404||Monday through Thursday||11:00am to 2:00pm||Marty C.||Schedule your Business appointment|
|Chemistry (CHM) 124, 152, & 153||Monday||10:00am to 4:30pm||Saqib B.||Schedule your Chemistry appointment|
|Chemistry (CHM) 124, 152, & 153||Tuesday||12:00pm to 6:30pm||Saqib B.||Schedule your Chemistry appointment|
|Chemistry (CHM) 380||Monday & Wednesday||9:00am to 3:00pm||Noelle D.||Schedule your Biochemistry appointment|
|Computer Systems (BCS) 120||Monday||12:30pm to 9:00pm||Christina J.||Schedule your Computer Systems appointment|
|Computer Systems (BCS) 120 & 230||Monday through Thursday||3:00pm to 5:00pm||Jenna H.||Schedule your Computer Systems appointment|
|Computer Systems (BCS) 120 & 230||Tuesday & Thursday||12:00pm to 4:00pm||Ray O.||Schedule your Computer Systems appointment|
|Economics (ECO) 156 & 157||Monday through Thursday||11:00am to 2:00pm||Marty C.||Schedule your Economics appointment|
|Physics (PHY) 135 & 136||Tuesday & Thursday||1:00pm to 5:00pm||Urfa A.||Schedule your Physics appointment|
|Psychology (PSY) 101 & 232||Monday||1:00pm to 3:00pm||Brittney V.||Schedule your Psychology appointment|
|Psychology (PSY) 101 & 232||Wednesday through Friday||1:00pm to 3:00pm||Brittney V.||Schedule your Psychology appointment|
- All appointments must be made at least 3 hours in advance using an FSC student e-mail address and the Bookings system.
- 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.
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