All Downtown Campus Students:

Live online tutoring is available beginning Monday, May 10th, for the summer. 

You can easily access Valencia’s FREE Distance Tutoring & Tech Support from a computer, laptop or mobile device.

Distance Tutoring services are provided fully online via Zoom.   Through this service, you will receive real-time assistance via a Valencia tutor.  Online tutoring is offered in: mathematics, sciences, accounting & economics, computer programming, EAP and foreign languages, and writing.

Online Learning Technology Support services are also available. You can receive assistance with navigating: Canvas, OneDrive, Zoom, YouTube, and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, & PowerPoint).  Support is also provided for video editing (via iMovie and MovieMaker) and converting documents from a Mac to a PC.  Tech support is available live (on-demand) via Zoom, by appointment, or via email.   You are encouraged to use the 24/7 Canvas Help located inside Canvas by clicking on the “Help” icon.

To get started using the Distance Tutoring & Tech Support services, please visit www.valenciacollege.edu/tutoring.  Through this site, you can view the schedule of tutors/tech support assistants, find available times, learn more about the services, and access a collection of supplemental resources that are available 24/7.

Hours of Operation*:

Monday-Friday: 8 am – 10 pm

Saturday & Sunday: 9 am – 7 pm

* Available times and tutors vary by course, so please be sure to check the most up-to-date schedule here.

Scheduled Distance Tutoring Closures for Summer 2021:

  • Monday, May 31st: Memorial Day
  • Sunday, July 4th: Fourth of July

 


Tutoring for Select Upper Division Courses in the Learning Support Center (LSC)

There is limited in-person tutoring provided by UCF's Student Academic Resource Center (SARC) for select upper division courses. These tutoring sessions are available by appointment for select courses in digital media (DIG 3480) and legal studies (PLA 3014).  

SUMMER B Schedule:

DIG3480 – Computer as a Medium (Abigail D.)

PLA3014 – Law and the Legal System (Lorenzo C.)


Academic Coaching

  • Free virtual academic coaching is available for all downtown campus students by the Student Academic Resource Center (SARC)
  • Academic coaches meet one-on-one with students via Zoom
  • Academic coaches guide students in learning effective study strategies and implementing them into their academics
  • Frequently covered topics include:
    • Time management & organizational skills
    • Study skills & test prep
    • Textbook reading & note-taking
    • Stress management & overall wellness
    • Motivation & goal setting
    • Campus resources & opportunities

Online Instructional Peer Coaching

  • Free virtual peer coaching is available for all downtown campus students by the Student Academic Resource Center (SARC)
  • Peer coaches meet one-on-one with students via Zoom
  • Peer coaches help students navigate online courses
  • Frequently covered topics include:
    • How to navigate Webcourses
    • Understanding different course modalities (mixed-mode, online, video-enhanced, etc.)
    • Using the syllabus to plan for the semester in an online course
    • Identify barriers that prevent from succeeding in an online course
    • Setting goals to succeed in an online course

 


 

About the Learning Support Center

The Learning Support Center (LSC) at the Downtown campus offers free tutoring for a variety of courses, as well as free equipment rentals.

Free Services We Offer

Tutoring

  • PLEASE NOTE: During the summer semester, live online tutoring will be offered in place of tutoring within the LSC (with the exception of select upper division courses).  Please see the top of this page for more information.  
  • Free walk-in tutoring is available in the LSC for a variety of courses/subjects. Frequently supported courses include:
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Anatomy & Physiology
    • Psychology
    • Developmental Math
    • Algebra
    • College Mathematics
    • Math for Liberal Arts
    • Statistics
    • And many more!
  • Check to see when a tutor is available for your course: Summer 2021 Distance Tutoring Schedule 
    • Sometimes life happens and a tutor may not be able to make it in.  If that's the case, you can find updates here:
      • None at this time
    • Scheduled Closures for Summer 2021:
      • Monday, May 31st: Memorial Day
      • Sunday, July 4th: Fourth of July
  • LSC Tutors help students utilize effective study strategies to learn and understand the material for their courses. The tutors will work with students to break down difficult concepts using various interactive approaches to learning.
  • Who are the LSC Tutors?
    • LSC Tutors are individuals who have demonstrated their content knowledge in the classes that they are tutoring. They have been trained in effective tutoring techniques so that in addition to course content, they are able to help students learn study strategies that will aid students in their success in future classes as well.
  • Review sessions for PERT math and AAF:
    • For more information, please visit the Testing Center website in the "Downtown Campus Retake Procedures" section at the bottom of the page.

Materials & Equipment Rentals

  • PLEASE NOTE: During the summer 2021 semester, visit Tech Lending on the 2nd floor of DPAC (East wing) for all of your equipment rental needs.
  • With a valid Valencia/UCF student ID, downtown campus students can check out the following items for 4 hours at a time:
      • Laptop
      • TI-84C Graphing Calculator
      • Scientific Calculator
      • Headphones
      • Select Textbooks
  • Note: Make sure to return the item on time to the same location it was checked out from in order to avoid incurring a $1.00/hour fine. 

Feedback

  • Please come by the LSC to tell us how we're doing!  This is also an opportunity for you to tell your success story or offer suggestions for growth and improvement.  We are always striving to better our services to accommodate your needs as well as recognizing our tutors for the amazing support they provide.
  • Was there a particular course or subject that you were looking for assistance with, but we currently do not offer? Please come by the LSC to complete the Interest Form and let us know!

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the LSC located?
Dr. Phillips Academic Commons (DPAC), Room 330 (in the middle of the bridge on the 3rd floor)

When does tutoring start for Summer 2021?
Monday, May 10th

When does tutoring end for Summer 2021? 
Monday, August 2nd

Have questions?  Contact Ning Christopher, Learning Support Services Manager for the Downtown Campus, via email (schristopher6@valenciacollege.edu) or call (407) 582-1120.

Location & Hours

  • DPAC, Room 330
  • Monday - Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Saturday: Closed
    Sunday: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Closures/Holidays