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Student Tutoring Agreement

CAST Student Expectations & Responsibilities

Welcome to the Center for Academic Success & Tutoring (CAST)! We are pleased to provide you with tutoring and academic coaching to assist you in your studies. These services are available free of charge to Farmingdale State College students for courses in which they are currently enrolled.

By using the Center’s services, you are agreeing to the terms below. Please carefully read each statement.

  1. I understand that the purpose of tutoring is to receive clarification and supplemental assistance with course material. The role of a tutor is to help me develop more effective learning and study strategies for me to become a more self-sufficient, independent learner to master the course material on my own. I am solely responsible for my learning and academic performance.

  2. I understand that tutors are not course instructors and are not responsible for teaching the course material. My tutor may have learned the material differently or completed the course with a different instructor; this may affect their ability to assist me. I am responsible for seeking clarification from the course instructor if I am uncertain of course requirements, expectations, or policies. 

  3. I understand that it is my responsibility to attend tutoring or coaching sessions prepared, on time, and while exhibiting appropriate behavior.
    1. Being prepared for a session means having specific questions or concepts for which clarification is needed, and bringing any necessary supplies (such as notes, books, etc.).

    2. Being on time for a session means arriving at the Center and checking in by my designated appointment time. If I need to cancel or reschedule my appointment, I must provide the Center's staff with at least 12 hours' notice. I will be marked as a "No-show" if I fail to attend my appointment without first notifying the CAST staff. I understand that after two "No-show" incidents or in the event of excessive cancellations, I will receive a warning notice from the CAST staff and may be prohibited from scheduling additional appointments unless I meet with the Director or Assistant Director.

    3. Exhibiting appropriate behavior means actively participating in a session, and conducting myself according to the Student Code of Conduct. I understand that if I fail to exhibit appropriate behavior, my appointment may be ended early and I may be asked to leave the Center.

  4. I understand that it is my responsibility to be academically honest. Following the College's Academic Integrity policy, the CAST strictly prohibits those who utilize its services from engaging in any form of academic dishonesty. 
    1. I understand that tutors are not permitted to complete any type of assignment for me, directly provide me with answers to an assignment, assist me with a graded assignment (such as take-home exams, projects, lab reports, etc.), or evaluate (“grade”) my assignment. 

    2. If I am not academically honest while using the Center's services, it could result in my course instructor/academic department being notified, a loss of tutoring or coaching privileges, or a referral to the Office of the Dean of Students for disciplinary action.

I agree to follow all Farmingdale State College and Center for Academic Success & Tutoring policies. I understand that failure to abide by College or Center policies and procedures could result in a loss of tutoring privileges. If I have any questions on these policies, I understand it is my responsibility to seek clarification from the CAST staff.

We hope that you benefit as well as enjoy your sessions at the Center for Academic Success & Tutoring. We appreciate your cooperation in carrying out your responsibilities and wish you much success in your academic endeavors here at Farmingdale State College.

Last revised: May 2024


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Greenley Hall, Room 302


Michael Londis


Ashley Perrone
Assistant Director

Hours | Summer 2024

Monday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm

Effective Tuesday, May 28th through Wednesday, August 7th.

Please view the Tutoring Schedule for specific tutor availability.

Last Modified 5/22/24