The Academic Support Center provides one-on-one peer tutoring sessions by appointment or walk-in, small group study sessions at the requests of students or instructors, and academic consultations for students seeking assistance with note-taking skills and study strategies across disciplines. Our tutors are prepared to assist with over 70 courses, including popular first-year and second-year subjects like Business, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, and Physics. Students may make appointments online, call our office at 321-674-7110, or drop by our office in the Evans Library Pavilion.
Peer tutoring allows students to work with other Florida Tech students to learn together and reinforce learning strategies in a relaxed space that is both academic and social. Working with a peer tutor can encourage students to ask questions and seek solutions that they may not consider in the formal classroom or office setting.
Peer tutors at the ASC are trained according to guidelines established by the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA). This ongoing professional development ensures that both students and tutors have the necessary knowledge and resources to work to the best of their abilities.
Successful students understand and use their resources on campus, which can include peer tutoring and group study sessions. Tutoring, either through individual sessions or group meetings, helps students by providing an opportunity to reflect and review in a multimodal and socially engaging environment. Peer tutoring and group study give students the chance to review material in a more flexible and sometimes less intimidating environment with current Florida Tech students who can relate to the demands and pressures of university life and academic expectations. Meeting with a writing instructor can help students meet the challenges of university expectations in communications courses.
Stop by the Academic Support Center to learn more or make an appointment online. Consider making peer tutoring or group study sessions part of your academic success plan at the beginning of your academic career.
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. The ASC has a limited number of textbooks for courses, so students should bring their own material or devices to access ebooks.
Peer tutors at the ASC are undergraduate students who have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and a grade of A in the courses they wish to tutor. The ASC takes volunteers throughout the semester and posts openings through Career Management Services for paid tutoring positions. Students who are interested in volunteering can stop by the ASC and speak with a staff member about the training and peer tutor certification process.
The ASC provides a limited number of tutoring appointments for middle school and high school students during the academic year. Students are limited to one appointment per week; this service is provided at no cost to the community. For more information, please call our office at 321-674-7110.