Each Learning Commons provides students with multi-modal instructional assistance designed to foster student learning and academic success. The Learning Commons services include tutoring in subjects such as math, English, science, computer skills, foreign languages, and are provided by appropriately degreed staff members and by peer tutors. Ongoing subject content and tutoring skills training are provided for staff and tutors at each site. Below is a list of some of the many resources and services provided in the Learning Commons:
Learning Commons administrators constantly review student utilization of academic support services, tracked by time and use databases, entrance gate counters, and tutoring logs at physical facilities. This information is used in tandem with course schedules to plan for staffing and provision of resources in a manner that adequately meets demands from students and faculty. Academic tutoring labs are designed to assist currently enrolled Florida State College at Jacksonville students seeking subject-specific support. Tutors may assist students with a variety of course-related tasks, with the exception of graded assignments or tests.
In addition to on-site tutoring services, virtual tutoring services for a variety of disciplines are available via Brainfuse. Students may access Brainfuse through Blackboard and by logging on to myFSCJ, clicking on the Students tab, and then clicking on Online Tutoring.