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Academic Support for Engineering

The CLASS office has teamed up with the College of Engineering and Computer Science to provide tutoring services for various foundational engineering and computer science courses.  Tutoring is held in the CTL on the 2nd floor of General Classroom South (GS). These FREE 20-minute sessions provide opportunities for drop-in or appointment based small group tutoring for engineering majors. 

Who are our tutors?

Our engineering tutors are undergraduate and graduate engineering students who have successfully passed multiple engineering courses and who are trained to the same level as the other CLASS staff. They have been recommended by their professors and/or COECS, and have been trained in effective tutoring techniques through our intensive, CRLA Level 1 and 2 certified tutor training program.  Their goal is to help students review and master challenging course content through the use of collaborative learning strategies.  

What kind of tutoring is available?

CLASS and COECS try to provide tutors with a wide background across multiple fields of engineering. Having said that, offerings may vary, and all engineering/computer sciences courses may not be supported. Courses regularly supported include: 

  • Phyiscs 
  • Statics
  • Dynamics 
  • Probability and Statistics for Engineers (STA 4032)
  • Strengths of Materials 
  • Foundations of Computer Science (COP3014)
  • Intro to Programming in C (COP2220)
  • And many more!

Where and when is tutoring scheduled?

Most of our tutoring is appointment-based and will fill up quickly, so it is best to go to TutorTrac, our online tutoring appointment software, to view available times, book your appointment(s), and reserve your spot in advance.  Engineering tutoring sessions are held in the Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL) in General Classroom South (GS) on the 2nd floor. 

Ready to make an appointment?  Click here to use our Step-by-Step Guide to walk you through searching for and making appointments.

What do I need for my tutoring sessions?

You will get the most out of tutoring if you prepare.  To enable the tutor to best meet your needs, we recommend that you do the following:

  • Complete all assigned reading and homework
  • Prepare questions
  • Bring the materials that you may need to the session which may include your syllabus, textbook, notes, study guides, a writing utensil and/or a laptop/tablet

Can I apply to be a peer tutor?

Join our team!  FAU's CLASS tutors are some of the finest students FAU has to offer.  If you are interested in learning more about the CLASS Tutoring program and being trained as a peer tutor, please complete the Tutor Application and submit it online.  Applications are accepted every semester.  Click  HERE to be directed to the application.

Interested in becoming a volunteer tutor? Learn more about the FAU Owl-to-Owl Volunteer Tutoring program and to apply as a volunteer tutor.

For more information about CLASS Tutoring Services, feel free to contact us at 561-297-0906.