Tutoring is offered free of charge to all students enrolled in courses offered by the School of Computing and Information Sciences. Our tutors are undergraduate and graduate students who have generously volunteered their time to help others. While we hope that you find our tutors helpful, please keep in mind that tutoring should not be relied upon as a primary source of education.
What services do the tutors offer?
- Syntactic and conceptual review and explanation.
- Analogous examples to help with assignments.
- Debugging help.
- Pointers regarding different ways of thinking about a topic.
- Direction to additional sources of relevant information.
- Occasionally, outright instruction as would be provided in class.
What tutors WILL NOT do for you
- Type students’ code.
- Provide solutions to problems relating to assignments.
- Provide code for assignments.
- Help students with online quizzes/test.
The purpose of tutoring is to aid students’ learning of course material and understanding of concepts. Tutoring is a supplement to – not a substitute for – classroom instruction and work on assignments.
Academic Success Initiative
The Academic Success Initiative (ASI) is a program based on a mix of academic advising models. This program is currently implemented in the School of Computing and Information Sciences at Florida International University.
ASI is the result of a joint collaboration between advisors, faculty, administrators, and students in an effort to advise, engage, coach, guide and lead STEM students to succeed academically in a dynamic learning environment.
At FIU, a STARS participating school, we aim to adapt STARS principles in terms of encouraging future service within communities by actively getting involved with communities currently and leaving a remarkable impression through STEM(Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields.
STARS principles consist of but are not limited to, engaging in excellence, leadership, civic engagement and service, and community and outreach. These computing identities help individuals with building competence, confidence, and interest in computing, encouraging teamwork in order to achieve successful results, assisting in overall people-to-people interaction, and providing professional and social opportunities through mentorship and community building.