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Tutoring Services: Online Tutoring

Quick Guide to Tutoring at the Downtown Campus LLC

Beginning in Spring 2019, FSCJ will transition to Brainfuse as the online tutoring provider for the College.  Brainfuse offers FSCJ students access to tutoring in a wide range of subject.  Brainfuse is accessible via the myFSCJ portal and on the main page in Blackboard.  This important service is funded by FSCJ to allow students FREE access to online tutoring support.  With Brainfuse, students will still be able to take advantage of synchronous and asynchronous tutoring support that was available to them with Smarthinking,the previous provider.  As an added bonus, Brainfuse offers a number of academic and collaborative tools to further enhance the learning experience.  Below is a brief description of the features available in Brainfuse:

LiveHelp: Select this option to receive live help in a wide range of topics. Select the general Topic area and the more specific Subject area in in which you would like to receive assistance.  After selecting your Topic and Subject, you may click on the Tutoring Calendar link that is in this area to see when tutors are available to provide assistance in that area.

Send a Question:  If you have a question and do not want live help, you can submit a question for tutor response.

Writing Lab: Upload a paper for review by a tutor. Paper review typically has a 24-hour turnaround time.

Language Lab: Select this option for live tutoring support in Foreign Languages or to use the Vocabulary Builder for independent practice.

SkillSurfer: Live skills building and a library of lessons, videos, tests, and more.

LEAP Learning Platform: Diagnostic test center with customized study plans, lessons, and live tutoring.

FlashBulb: Create and share flashcards, tests, and games.

eParachute: Discover the college majors and careers that match your skills and interests.

MEET: Schedule sessions with friends in our private virtual study room.

Brainwave: Create and share movie-like notes and ideas.

Accessing Brainfuse

You may access the Brainfuse service in both the myFSCJ portal and Blackboard.  Please see the access instructions below.

myFSCJ Access

  1. Log into myFSCJ.
  2. Click on the "Brainfuse Online Tutoring" link that appears in the Useful Links box on both the Faculty and Students pages in the portal:

Blackboard Access

  1. Log into Blackboard.
  2. There is a box on the main landing page in Blackboard that provides a direct link to Brainfuse:

You may also be able to access Brainfuse on the Tools menu in your individual Blackboard courses if the instructor has enabled the tool.

How-to Videos for Brainfuse

Brainfuse Subject Coverage

 

Brainfuse Subject Coverage

After you select your desired Topic and Subject area, click on the Tutoring schedule link to see when tutors for this area are available.

 

Business

Accounting

Economics

Finance

Communications

Career Writing

Essays (all disciplines and types)

Grammar

Paragraphs

Reading

Research and Documentation

Computers and Technology

Access

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Photoshop

C# Programming

C + +

Excel

HTML5/CSS

MySQL

PL/SQL

PowerPoint

Word

Foreign Languages

French

German

Spanish

Mathematics

Basic Math

Calculus

College Algebra

Differential Equations

Geometry

Pre-Algebra

Precalculus

Statistics

Trigonometry

 

 

Nursing and Allied Health

Adult Gerontological Nursing

Allied Heatlh Essay Review

Care Plans

Emergency Care

Human Anatomy & Physiology

Medical Assisting

Medical Technology

Medical Terminology

Medical-Surgery

Nursing Administration

Oncology

Pharmacology

Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

Women's Health

Science

Anatomy and Physiology

Biology

Chemistry

Earth Space Science

Microbiology

Physics

Social Sciences

Government

History

Psychology

Sociology