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ENGL 70/75 Resource Guide

FCC Online Academic Coaching/Tutoring

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Meet with an FCC Online Academic Coach/Tutor

Current FCC students can schedule an appointment with a friendly FCC learning assistant/tutor or academic coach for free, personalized help with their courses. Sessions are conducted by appointment, over Zoom. Our team specializes in helping first year students succeed and thrive:

  • Improve essential reading/writing, math, science, business, and study skills
  • Make a study plan to tackle assignments and projects 
  • Build confidence
  • Practice beginning ASL or Spanish

Current students can schedule 1 online tutoring session per course, per calendar day No same day appointments.

Students enrolled in introductory general education courses have first priority. Appointment availability is limited. 

To make an appointment with an FCC Tutor:  

  • Click the "Online Tutoring" button in your course's Blackboard and choose the green FCC option on the left.


  • Click on the "Tutoring" Tab in your Blackboard,
  • Choose "Login to Online Tutoring"
  • Choose the green FCC option on the left

There you will be able to choose your subject, choose a tutor, and pick a day and time that works for you. 

Check out this video to see what scheduling an appointment looks like.

ThinkingStorm- Online Tutoring Solutions

Can’t find FCC tutoring to fit your schedule?

ThinkingStorm® Online Tutoring via Blackboard: Current students are allotted 15 total hours of tutoring per semester. This national company conducts sessions over chat on-demand 24/7, or by appointment, depending on the subject.  To get connected, sign into Blackboard and click on the "Tutoring" tab at the top, right-hand side of Blackboard. You can also access ThinkingStorm through the "Online Tutoring" link in the "Tools" menu on the left-hand side of the "My Courses" page.

ThinkingStorm provides assistance with the following subjects:
  • Mathematics (drop-in)
  • Sciences (drop-in)
  • Writing (submissions to Online Writing Center and/or by appointment)
  • Business (by appointment)
  • Computing and Software (by appointment)
  • Spanish (by appointment)

Appointments are not required for drop-in tutoring subjects, which are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

As ThinkingStorm is a third-party service provider, FCC doesn't have access to their software or sessions. Students requiring an interpreter will need to contact ThinkingStorm (877-899-5996 or to request an interpreter or they can use the chat feature provided for these sessions. 

Want to know more? Check out these short how-to videos:

ThinkingStorm Customer Support: (24/7)

People Who Care

The Learning Centers at FCC are staffed by people who care and who want to help you succeed and thrive.

Meet our friendly tutors.

Have a question? Check out our FAQ or get in touch with the Learning Centers:

The Learning Centers Contacts

Courtney Sloan

Tutoring & Writing Center Coordinator

Brian Penko

STEM Learning Center Coordinator


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