Our Mission

Founded in January 2022 by the Office of the Provost, the Student Success and Support Center is designed to provide resources and academic assistance that will help our students discover their unique skills, develop to their fullest potentials, and achieve academic, personal, and professional success. The Center is open to all Florida Tech students and serves all academic units.

The Student Success and Support Center reports to the Office of the Provost and supports the Florida Institute of Technology’s mission to provide high-quality education to a culturally diverse student body in order to prepare students for entering the global workforce, seeking higher-education opportunities, and serving within their communities. 

Our Goals

Located in the Allen Henry Building, the Student Success and Support Center is a hub of academic resources and services aimed at

  • improving academic performance and fostering student success 
  • enhancing students' academic skills and abilities through cultivating effective learning practices
  • providing students a space to learn, study, collaborate, and connect
  • enriching the student experience and sense of belonging
  • increasing student retention  and graduation.

Our Services

The Student Success and Support Center offers FREE educational support to all Florida Tech students, with the goal of helping them achieve academic success. 

The Center houses a wealth of services including Accessibility Resources, Chemistry Resource Center, Math Advancement Center, CS Help Desk, Writers' Den, Peer Tutoring and Supplemental Instruction, Testing Services, and Academic Resources for students, parents, and faculty:

  • One-to-one, one-hour tutoring sessions in most undergraduate courses, particularly mathematics, chemistry, physics, computer science, engineering, business, and psychology
  • One-to-one assistance from English instructors who help students improve communication skills by answering questions and reviewing written work
  • One-to-one assistance in core self-management skills such as goal setting, time management, note-taking methods, and exam-review strategies
  • Supplemental instruction sessions in cooperation with academic departments for challenging courses such as General Chemistry 1, General Chemistry 2, and Physics 1
  • Study groups of three or more students who meet in advance of exams to prepare with materials provided by departments
  • Community outreach to local 6-12 grade students who need help in mathematics and science
  • Academic alerts that allow faculty to contact advisors and our staff when a student requests
  • Counseling students who need help with their studies or with campus life as it relates to their studies
  • Midterm progress reports to students
  • Liaison between students and academic units

Tutoring

We Are Here For You!

The Success and Support Center diligently works to provide in person and virtual tutoring assistance to the Florida Tech student body for subjects such as mathematics, physics, chemistry, aviation, computer science and programming, various engineering courses, business, psychology, and writing.  Our GSAs and tutors are eager to assist undergraduate students' academic needs. 

Tutoring services are offered both online using Microsoft Teams and face-to-face. The Student Success and Support Center also welcomes walk-ins.

Our tutors are Graduate Student Assistants (GSAs) or upperclass undergraduate students who have completed the subject area with an "A" and were recommended by an academic department or college:

Our Graduate Student Assistants (GSAs) and peer tutors support the mission of the Student Success and Support Center by

  • providing a student  perspective of learning at the university that includes the use of campus resources and department initiatives to promote academic success;
  • supporting fellow students’ quests for knowledge and understanding by using student-centric academic strategies;
  • sharing subject-specific skills and techniques to help students realize success in their courses;
  • promoting an environment of learning and academic discourse through knowledge of campus resources and participation in peer-tutor professional development;
  • engaging students in the learning process through active listening, constructive questioning, and critical thinking.

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 participate actively in the tutoring session. 

Testing

All Proctoring Is Done At The Student Success And Support Center!

The Student Success and Support Center provides exam proctoring for students eligible for services through the Office of Accessibility Resources or through an arrangement with the Dean of Students. All exam proctoring is done by appointment only and with the cooperation of the instructor of record for the course. Students should make a testing appointment online at least 48 hours in advance.

All our tutoring and support services are conveniently co-located in the Allen Henry Building!

Administration Staff

Rodd Newcombe
Director, Student Success and Support Center
Kawanda Rembert
Associate Director, Student Success and Support Center
Elizabeth Kyle
Testing Coordinator
Zak Beck
Administrative Assistant, Student Success and Support Center
Ce (Sam) Su
System Administrator & Developer