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Online Tutoring

Getting Started with Online Tutoring

How Does Online Tutoring Work?

Current FCC students have two options for online tutoring:

  • ThinkingStorm Online Tutoring
  • FCC Online Academic Coaching/Tutoring

What's the difference?

Students connect to ThinkingStorm Online Tutoring through Blackboard to better understand specific course content in many subjects. For more personalized assistance, students can choose FCC Online Academic Coaching/Tutoring and meet with FCC staff who will help with course content AND share study skills advice that can lead to success.

ThinkingStorm Online Tutoring

ThinkingStorm- Online Tutoring Solutions

Work with a ThinkingStorm Online Tutor

Current FCC students can access up to 15 hours (900 minutes) of free online tutoring each semester. To get connected, sign into Blackboard and click on the "Online Tutoring" link in the left navigation menu on the main page of Blackboard or in your course page. 
ThinkingStorm provides assistance with the following subjects:
  • Mathematics (drop-in)
  • Sciences (drop-in)
  • Writing (submissions to 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.

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

ThinkingStorm Customer Support: (24/7)

ThinkingStorm Tutorial Video

Learn how to join a drop-in ThinkingStorm tutoring session and what a tutoring session looks like.

FCC Online Academic Coaching/Tutoring

FCC Online Academic Coaching/Tutoring

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Meet with an FCC Online Academic Coach/Tutor

Current FCC students can schedule a free session with a friendly, trained academic coach here to help them 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 session per day, up to 2 sessions per week. No same day appointments.

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

Click here to schedule an appointment for FCC Online Academic Coaching/Tutoring.

People Who Care

People Who Care

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

Have a question? Check out our FAQ.

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Additional Resources

Online Workshops

These self-guided, online workshops will help you to sharpen the skills needed to be a successful student.  At the end of the workshop, you can enter the e-mail of your professor, advisor, coach, etc. to get credit for completion.

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