Frequently Asked Questions
How do I schedule an online proctored exam?
From the Eastern Florida website:
- Log onto myEFSC using your B-number and pin (initially it's your birthday mmddyy).
- Look on the left column for Student Applications
- Click on the box; in the drop down menu find ELearning Proctored Testing Scheduling System
- Click "Launch" to find the Scheduler
- Follow the instructions to make your appointment
Call the Palm Bay Learning Lab at
321-433-5251 if you need further assistance.
Can I drop off my essay to be looked at?
The nature of tutoring requires interaction between the writer and tutor. Essays cannot be dropped off, but we welcome drop ins!
Do I need a tutoring appointment?
Appointments aren't needed for math, science or writing tutoring at the Palm Bay Learning Lab. Appointments may be scheduled for writing tutors, but drop-ins are also welcome. Making an appointment insures that you can see a tutor at a specific time.
How long are tutoring sessions?
Tutors do not set a time limit on sessions, except for writing appointments. Appointment sessions may be limited to 45 minutes. Some sessions may be group sessions, when, for example, more than one person wants to work on chemistry homework or a specific math problem.
Could a tutor look over a non-class writing, like a resume or scholarship essay?
Yes! As long as you are taking classes at EFSC, writing tutors will review resumes or scholarship essays with you.
How can I get an essay reviewed when I can't get to the lab?
Turn it in to the Online Writing Lab! This is a free service offered by the Palm Bay writing tutors. Submissions are returned usually within 24 hours Monday through Thursday morning. Submissions posted after Thursday morning are reviewed Mondays.
If you wish to have a paper reviewed during the weekend, try the Smarthinking Online Tutoring System. This is another free service provided by the college. Smarthinking tutors are available throughout the week; some live tutoring is provided online.
Access online tutoring
Online Writing Lab
Writing tutors review submitted papers, scholarship essays and job applications Monday through Thursday until 3 PM. Anything submitted after 3 PM Thursday is reviewed the following Monday. Turn-around time is usually 24 hours or less.
Tutoring is offered online live, by appointment, or through submissions for math, science, Spanish, nursing, reading and writing subjects. Tutors available 24/7 for EFSC students. Log in using your student ID number as your USERNAME and birth date.