Resources

The Student Success and Support Center (SSSC) offers resources to students, parents, and faculty. Please review the sections below for your needs.

Current News from the Student Success and Support Center (SSSC)

The SSSC uses eCurrent, Florida Tech’s home for many department and student blogs, to post articles related to academic success. Check out some of our more popular posts for help in key undergraduate courses like Composition and Rhetoric (COM 1101) and General Chemistry 1 (CHM 1101) as well as general topics like managing time and using review sessions to your advantage.

Downloadable Guides for Students

Grammarly

Grammarly Premium

The free service for Florida Tech constituents highlights grammar and mechanics errors and offers suggestions for improving sentence structure, word choice, and style for all kinds of documents. It also helps prevent plagiarism by checking against a database of over eight billion web pages. Follow these stepe to create an account:

  1. Click on the Grammarly Premium link above.
  2. Enter your name, @fit.edu or @my.fit.edu email and a password (NOT TRACKS).
  3. Check your inbox for an activation link.

Go the Grammarly Premium Florida Tech Library guide for more help.

SmartThinking

https://apps.fit.edu/smartthinking/

The resource gives learners access to academic help from experienced tutors who average 12 years of experience working directly with students. Over 90% hold a master's degree or Ph.D. Results indicate that students who use Smarthinking were eight times more likely to complete their courses successfully than nonusers. 

 

At the Student Success and Support Center (SSSC), we encourage instructors to post information about our services outside their offices and within their course websites. Some instructors find including a few sentences on the syllabus to refer students to the SSSC for help is useful. Feel free to copy and paste the following or copy and modify to fit the flow of your course materials.

"The Student Success and Support Center provides peer tutoring in many undergraduate courses, including this one. You are encouraged to use your resources, prepare accordingly, and work with a peer tutor.

Make an appointment online or call 321-674-7110 to speak with a staff member for more information.

Please remember that peer tutoring is intended to supplement your learning and should not replace class attendance. You can prepare for a peer-tutoring appointment by bringing textbooks, completed homework, notes, study guides, and graded quizzes or exams. Expect to engage in discussion and participate actively in the tutoring session. For more information, please visit the SSSC website."

Group Studies and Supplemental Instruction

We work with many professors and course coordinators to schedule review sessions before exams. Professors provide us with syllabi, course materials, and study guides to help our tutors prepare to lead group review sessions. We have worked with business, chemistry, computer science, engineering, linguistics, and physics faculty to facilitate multiple sessions during the semester. Students who attend group review sessions often schedule follow-up peer tutoring appointments to take advantage of SSSC services. Please call our office at 321-674-7110 to learn more about how we can help you.

Parents of Florida Tech students can subscribe to our Family Newsletter to receive news related to academics, campus events, and important deadlines.

Parents can remind students of peer-tutoring services throughout the semester. Tutoring is free and conducted on campus when classes are in session, so receiving assistance with courses is timely and convenient. View more information about the campus.

Parent-student communication is critical throughout a student's academic experience. Learn about some important topics to discuss with your student like FERPA, peer-assisted learning, and campus involvement.