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Policies: Tutoring Services

This guide provides information regarding the policies and procedures that guides LLC operations at Florida State College at Jacksonville.

Tutoring Services

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:

  • Qualified, service-oriented full and part-time staff members with degrees and/or specializations in areas such as math, science, English, foreign languages, and computer science
  • Information desks where students, faculty, and staff receive direction in addition to being able to check out and reserve materials and items
  • Academic computer labs (both Windows and Macintosh platforms) with staff to assist students
  • Foreign language labs with tutoring and study areas and computer access
  • Writing labs with tutoring and study areas and computer access
  • Accounting and business labs with tutoring and study areas (at some locations)
  • Math labs with tutoring and study areas and computer access
  • Science labs with tutoring and study areas; anatomical models, microscopes, and other manipulatives; and computer access with specialized tutorial software for funeral services and respiratory therapy (at some locations)
  • Adaptive technology such as Sorensen, Merlin, Kurzweil, and more
  • Whiteboards and resources for study groups and classes
  • Handouts and subject-specific materials by discipline
  • Workshops and podcasts in a variety of disciplines and study skills

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.

Virtual Tutoring Services

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.