Learning Support Services provides free tutoring and writing consultations to all actively enrolled University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee students. Tutoring is provided for a variety of courses and subjects such as, Accounting, Biology, Chemistry, Finance, Math & Statistics, Physics, and Spanish.

Students may choose between face-to-face or online tutoring, but must have the necessary technology support for online sessions. For writing consultations, students may choose between face-to-face or asynchronous e-tutoring sessions where they upload their documents to their scheduled sessions before the session starts and get feedback after an hour. Students may access their documents with feedback any time after an hour by clicking on their scheduled session on the LSS scheduler. The feedback document will be placed right below the student’s original document in the dialog box and can be downloaded by clicking on it.

Writing style guides for APA, MLA, Chicago style and other resources are also available under the “Tutoring Resources” tab.

How to Make a Tutoring Appointment

Making an appointment with our online scheduler is quick and convenient. Please follow these steps:

  1. Go to the scheduler.
  2. Create an account if this is your first time making an appointment. (This account will be separate from your NetID account.)
  3. Choose the subject schedule you wish to view by using the dropdown menu on the top.
  4. Click on a white space in the schedule to make an appointment. Use the drop-down menu at the top of the screen to access another subject schedule.
  5. Enter the information requested and click the “Save Appointment” button. You are done!

Beginning March 14, 2020, USFSM is offering tutoring via two platforms: synchronous online and asynchronous etutoring for writing.

You must have access to a computer.


Etutoring for writing

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Walk-ins are also welcome (B130). While we can’t guarantee availability without an appointment, we will do our best to accommodate you.

Fall and Spring Semesters Operating Hours
Monday - Thursday:  10:00 am - 5:00 pm 
Friday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Summer Semesters Operating Hours
Monday - Friday : 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Cancellations and No-Shows

Students may cancel appointments any time before their tutoring session starts by cancelling it on the scheduler (view instructions for cancelling appointments by clicking on download brief text tutorial) or by calling 941-359-4418 to cancel without penalty; however, we suggest that you cancel appointments as far in advance as possible to make sessions available to other students.

Appointments are held for 15 minutes after the beginning of the scheduled session after which it is cancelled and made available to students seeking walk-ins.

Students with three no-shows may be restricted from scheduling new appointments for the remainder of the semester.