Learning from our peers
The Core Scholar program offers the chance to get help with classes through tutoring or to become a peer tutor and assist others. To enhance academic support, peer tutoring programs have been developed in some of our highest enrollment courses with high percentages of students earning D, F, I or W grades. Peer Tutors are available in the Learning Labs on each campus in drop-in and group sessions to tutor students in General Biology, Microcomputer Applications, Communications I and College Algebra.
The drop-in peer tutoring days and times, as well as subjects available for each campus, are available each term. In addition to meeting with students at those drop-in times in the Learning Labs, Peer Tutors create Subject Review Sessions under the guidance of their faculty advisor. These group sessions focus on areas of the course identified as particularly challenging by the faculty advisor, are led by the Core Scholar and are open to any student.
These peer tutoring drop-in and subject review sessions complement existing professional tutoring in those Labs and is open to any student through your campus Learning Lab.
Core Scholar Peer Tutors must apply and interview for the position, complete a formal training program and meet weekly with a faculty advisor for the course they are tutoring. They work in their campus Learning Lab for 10 hours per week and it's a paid, student assistant position. It's a job that that can enhance your resume while you're helping others.
- Complete at least one of these courses: BSCC 1010, ENC 1101, CGS 2100 or MAC 1105
- Download and fill out a Peer Tutor application
- You will need a letter of recommendation from a faculty member teaching the course to be tutored, a letter of recommendation from any other faculty member, and a completed application
- Submit all completed materials to the Associate Provost's office on your campus
- Applications may be submitted to the Associate Provost’s Office at any time, and new tutors will be selected and trained no later than the second week of each semester
Peer Tutoring Contacts
To become a Peer Tutor contact your Associate Provost's Office.
Cocoa: Bldg. 5, Rm. 131, 321-433-7661
Melbourne: Bldg. 1, Rm. 126, 321-433-5591
Palm Bay: Bldg. 1, Rm. 206, 321-433-5160
Titusville: Bldg. 5, Rm. 105, 321-433-5014
To access tutoring services for any EFSC student visit your campus Learning Lab.
Peer Tutoring Core Scholar Designation Requirement
- Option 1: The student must successfully complete at least one semester as a Core Scholar Peer Tutor OR
- Option 2: The student must visit a Core Scholar Peer Tutor (one-on-one and/or group tutoring) at least 10 times
- Option 3: The student must attend at least four Subject Review Sessions facilitated by Core Scholar Peer Tutors