Learning Support Services provides free tutoring to all actively-enrolled USFSM students, in both subject specific areas and academic writing. This service is available as a result of funding provided by the Student Government Association. Our tutoring staff consists of both faculty consultants and specially trained peer tutors — undergraduate and graduate students that have met rigorous eligibility requirements.
Learning Support Services currently provides tutoring help in the following subject areas:
- Mathematics and Statistics
Our writing consultants can support writers at any step of the writing process, by providing strategies for brainstorming, drafting, developing, revising and editing. Using the Socratic method of asking questions, consultants typically focus on higher order issues, such as content, structure and development, to help writers compose and revise their writing.
What writing consultants can and cannot help with:
Writing consultants can help you develop and refine your writing by assisting you in thinking critically about your topic, purpose, and audience. They can help you to review content, organization, and the evidence you have put together to support your arguments.
Writing consultants cannot write your essay for you. They cannot create new content or do research, or edit/correct your writing.
eTutoring appointments are now available for writing consultations! Details on how to make an eTutoring appointment are given on our Make an Appointment page.
Schedule an Appointment
Scheduling works the same for both subject tutoring and writing support.
Please visit our Make an Appointment page to make your appointment using our online scheduler.
Walk-ins are also welcome (drop in at B222). While we can’t guarantee availability without an appointment, we will do our best to accommodate you.
Please contact the LSS office or Information Commons Academic Resource Desk if at any point you need help scheduling an appointment:
Learning Support Services
Information Commons Academic Resource Desk
2nd Floor Main Rotunda