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Tutoring Responsibilities & Expectations

Student Tutoring Agreement

Welcome to the Tutoring Center! We are pleased to provide you with tutoring services to assist you in your studies. This service is available to currently registered Farmingdale State College students for courses in which they are currently enrolled.

By using the Tutoring 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 sessions prepared, on time, and while exhibiting appropriate behavior.
    1. Being prepared for a tutoring 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 tutoring 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 tutoring session without first notifying the tutor or Tutoring Center staff. After two "No-show" incidents or excessive cancellations, I may not be permitted to schedule any future tutoring appointments for the semester.

    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 Tutoring Center strictly prohibits those who utilize its services from engaging in any forms 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 tutoring services, it could result in my course instructor/academic department being notified, a loss of tutoring privileges, or a referral to the Office of the Dean of Students for disciplinary action.

I agree to follow all Farmingdale State College and Tutoring Center policies, including those relating to COVID-19 health and safety protocols. 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 Tutoring Center staff.

We hope that you benefit as well as enjoy your sessions at the Tutoring Center. Use both your own and your tutor's time wisely. 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: January 2023

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tutoring center

Greenley Hall, Learning Loft, Room 302
934-420-2066
tutoringcenter@farmingdale.edu

Email

Michael Londis
Director

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Ashley Perrone
Assistant Director

Hours | Spring 2024

Monday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 5:30pm
Thursday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 10:00am - 2:00pm

Effective Monday, January 29th through Tuesday, May 14th.

Please view the Tutoring Schedule for specific tutor availability.

Whenever classes are cancelled or delayed due to inclement weather, the Tutoring Center will also be closed during those times.

Last Modified 2/12/24