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Student Services

Learning Commons

Learning Commons 
This academic year we are utilizing a new service for students. In addition to our professional full time faculty in the Math Lab and Writing Center, we will also have Academic Coaches available to work with our students needing tutoring and academic support services. Academic Coaches can be reached either in person through the Evans Library Learning Commons or remotely via Blackboard and MS Teams. All FM students also have access to our online scheduler to book tutoring appointments through MyFM Student Resources or the My Appointment link in Blackboard.

Please view these welcome videos from Colleen Sanders, Coordinator of the Writing Center, Bill Lomanto, Coordinator of the Math Lab and from an academic coach, Emily welcoming students.

Colleen Sanders

Colleen Sanders shares information on the Writing Center

The Writing Center is an academic center, located in FM’s Learning Commons (Evans Library, first floor), where students can develop their college writing skills. Students may work with peer and professional tutors on any phase of the writing process: brainstorming a topic, preparing an outline, drafting and revising, and using specific documentation styles, like MLA, APA, and Chicago. Tutors will not edit students’ writing, but they will help students to identify their surface errors and/or consistent patterns in their own writing. Tutors are available to review grammar and citation rules and to guide students in their own writing processes. 


The Writing Center is a drop-in tutoring center, staffed in person 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Monday – Friday for in-person tutoring; however, appointments are also available for remote tutoring via Microsoft Teams. 

 

Please contact Colleen at colleen.sanders@fmcc.edu for more information. 

 

Bill Lomanto 

Bill Lomanto talks us through how to get tutoring in the Math Lab.

Math Lab – On Campus and Virtual Access

The Math Lab will be available both on campus and virtually while math courses are delivered remotely.  The Math Lab is located on the second floor of the Evans Library.  The on campus Math Lab hours will be Monday through Thursday  from 9:00 to 5:00pm.  The Math Lab Coordinator and/or academic coaches will be on duty during those days/hours to assist students taking math or math-related courses.
Regarding virtual access, the Math Lab Coordinator, Bill Lomanto, has Teaching Assistant status in Blackboard for all math classes.  Therefore, you can reach out to Bill using Course Messages in Blackboard when you are in need of some help.  Getting help from Bill or one of the academic coaches may occur using Course Messages, email, or Microsoft Teams video conferencing.  Look for more details in Blackboard.

If you have any questions, contact Bill at william.lomanto@fmcc.edu .

 

Course specific Tutors and Academic Coaches

In addition to Writing Center and Math lab tutoring, we also offer free in person or virtual tutoring in various subjects as well as overall academic coaching to help students build their skills and stay on task. Schedules for tutors and academic coaches is available in the My Appointment link found in Blackboard or MY FM Student Resources. The short video How to Schedule a Tutoring Session shows you how to schedule appointments. 

Emily, one of our Academic Coaches welcomes students in this video 

Welcome to Academic Services & Support