Online tutoring is available to students who are taking classes in all course modalities. FSCJ's tutors are integrated into the Brainfuse online tutoring platform through an application called Tutor Match. Through Tutor Match, you can schedule appointments with FSCJ's tutors in a variety of subject areas. Tutor Match appointments are available during morning, evening, and weekend hours to accommodate the varied scheduling needs of students. An advantage of selecting the Tutor Match option when you use online tutoring is that there is no monthly usage cap when you schedule online tutoring appointments with the college's tutors. We encourage you to use Tutor Match as your primary source of tutoring support and supplement by connecting with Brainfuse's tutors during the hours when FSCJ's tutors are not available for appointments, keeping in mind that there is a monthly cap of 90 minutes of usage for the Live Help, Writing Lab, and Send a Question services provided by Brainfuse's tutors. Each usage of the Writing Lab and Send a Question is metered at 30 minutes and deducts from the 90-minute allotment.
We also remind you that there are number of free academic and collaborative tools--such as Skill Surfer, Flashbulb, and Meet-- that are also available in Brainfuse. These tools are accessible 24 hours a day. Click this link to view a video that provides a demonstration of how to book an appointment in Tutor Match.
Students and faculty may access Brainfuse by following the route below:
Brainfuse offers FSCJ students access to tutoring in a wide range of subjects. Brainfuse is accessible via the myFSCJ portal and in Canvas. Synchronous (Tutor Match and Live Help) and asynchronous (Send a Question and Writing Lab) tutoring support are available. Additionally, 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:
Tutor Match: Select this option if you would like an online tutoring appointment with one of FSCJ's tutors. With this tutoring option, you may have unlimited monthly appointments.
Live Help: 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.