Academic Support Center
Welcome to the Academic Support Center
We support the University mission by providing instructional support to promote a learning environment in which undergraduate students may develop to their fullest potential.
Academic Support Services is here to serve you and do everything possible to assure that you are successful in your studies at Florida Tech. We are located adjacent to the teaching auditorium (P-133) of the Evans Library Pavilion.
We provide assistance for more than 70 undergraduate courses, from freshman through senior level courses, with the most popular being Physics 1 & 2, Chemistry 1, and Qualitative Methods.
Want one-on-one help? Make a Tutoring Appointment
Prefer working in a group tailored to your class and upcoming exam? Check out our Group Studies.
Who are the ASC tutors?
Our peer tutors are fellow Florida Tech students who have earned a grade of A or B in the courses they tutor and who maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. All ASC tutors complete a minimum of 10 hours of training toward a Level 1 CRLA (College Reading and Learning Association) Certification that includes topics related to academic honesty, ethical behavior, learning styles, role modeling, and study strategies.
Who are the writing instructors?
Our writing instructors are current and former faculty who work with students to review grammar, structure, citations, and many other necessary components related to communication assignments. Students are encouraged to bring reports from laboratory sections for review as well as traditional communications assignments in order to improve writing across all of their courses.
What courses are available for tutoring assistance?
The Academic Support Center provides tutoring for most 1000 and 2000 level courses, as well as some higher level courses upon request. Available tutoring for junior and senior level courses depends upon our tutors' areas of expertise. We provide tutoring in courses for all colleges at Florida Tech and work with faculty to find qualified students to train as tutors for courses in demand. The ASC does not provide tutoring for MTH courses, but refers students to the Math Advancement Center that is coordinated by the Mathematical Sciences department.
Where do I go for my tutoring appointment?
All tutoring is held at the Academic Support Center in the Evans Library Pavilion. The north entrance, across from the Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts, is used for tutoring.
How should I prepare for my tutoring appointment?
To prepare for a tutoring session, students should bring textbooks, notes, completed homework, study guides, and graded quizzes or exams. Having material from the course gives both the student and the tutor a starting point for the tutoring session. Students should expect to work through problems, draw diagrams, engage in discussion and explanation, and actively participate in the tutoring session.
How can I become a peer tutor?
If you are interested in becoming a peer tutor and you meet the academic requirements, please speak with Michael Sanchez at the ASC to learn more about the process and training requirements.