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Tutoring

IMPORTANT: All students visiting the Tutoring Center must wear a mask. Students that are exempt from the mask mandate must present proof upon arrival. Masks will be provided if needed.

The Tutoring Center provides free and friendly academic support in a wide variety of subjects to supplement your coursework. Professional, paraprofessional, and peer tutors are well-trained and committed to helping you become independent, confident learners as you complete your degree and enter, or continue in, the workforce.

We look forward to seeing you!

Appointment Instructions

For the Spring 2022 semester, in-person sessions are available for all math courses, writing, BIOL-114/119/130/131/161/162/163/232/261/264, CHEM-180/181, CSIT-165/166, ENGR-181, ENVI-152/232/242, PHYS-171/172/281/282. In-persons sessions are by appointment only. Students that arrive at the center without an appointment may be able to work with a tutor if one is available.

  • Login to Ocean Connect
  • Click on the button that reads “TutorTrac”; a new window will open
  • Click “Search Availability” on the left
  • You will be brought to the appointment making screen

For center, select STEM Center: Main Campus for math/physics/biology/chemistry/computer science/engineering/environmental science. Choose Writing Center: Main Campus for writing. Choose General Tutoring Center: Main Campus for ASLN-100/103.

  • From the dropdown menu, select the course and reason
  • Enter in the date that you would like for your appointment (you may select the hours in which you are available for a tutoring appointment)
  • After modifying the appropriate fields for the appointment, click “Search”
  • The system will show all availabilities that match the filters
  • Select the timeslot
  • Once a timeslot is selected, the “Appointment Entry” Window will appear. Be sure to enter all fields requested in order to move forward with the appointment
  • In the notes field, write a brief description of what you would like to work on in your tutoring session
  • Click “SAVE” to book the appointment
  • Both student and tutor will receive email confirmation that an appointment has been scheduled; the confirmation email will contain information about your session what to do when you arrive at the center
  • The tutoring center is located in the middle of the second floor of building #5 (instructional building)

*Please be sure that you bring all the necessary materials to your session

Synchronous sessions are one-on-one with a tutor and are conducted through Webex. Currently, all of our centers have the option of synchronous sessions. All of the above courses (underneath the in-person sessions toggle) are also supported synchronously. In addition to the above courses, BIOL-101/265, CHEM-182/283/284, and ENVI-152 are supported synchronously (online).

  • Login to Ocean Connect
  • Click on the button that reads “TutorTrac”; a new window will open
  • Click “Search Availability” on the left
  • You will be brought to the appointment making screen. Start by selecting the appropriate Center.

(Choose STEM Center: Online Synchronous for math/physics/biology/chemistry/computer science/engineering/environmental science, Writing Center: Online Synchronous for writing support, and General Tutoring Center: Online Synchronous for ASLN-100/103)

  • From the dropdown menu, select the course and reason
  • Enter in the date that you would like for your appointment (you may select the hours in which you are available for a tutoring appointment)
  • After modifying the appropriate fields for the appointment, click “Search”
  • The system will show all availabilities that match the filters
  • Select the timeslot
  • Once a timeslot is selected, the “Appointment Entry” Window will appear. Be sure to enter all fields requested in order to move forward with the appointment
  • In the notes field, write a brief description of what you would like to work on in your tutoring session
  • Click “SAVE” to book the appointment
  • Both student and tutor will receive email confirmation that an appointment has been scheduled; the confirmation email will contain the WebEx link for the session
  • When it is time for your appointment, click on the WebEx link in the confirmation email to join your session

*Please be sure that you have the necessary information/materials ready to go, prior to entering the session*

For Asynchronous sessions, students submit their work and receive tutor feedback via email. Currently, both the STEM Center (math only) and Writing Center offer asynchronous support.

  • Access TutorTrac through the Ocean Connect menu
  • On the TutorTrac main menu, you should see your upcoming appointments at the bottom
  • Click on the X on the appointment that you wish to cancel. Remember, you will have to cancel at least 12 hours before your scheduled session start time
  • Enter your reason for cancellation and click confirm
  • You should receive an email confirming the cancellation

After scheduling your tutoring appointment, you may also need to attach a file to the appointment. To do so, take the following steps:

  • At the bottom of the TutorTrac screen, you will see a list of your upcoming appointments. Click on one to bring open the appointment entry window
  • Click on the tab that says “document”
  • Attach the relevant file and click upload
  • Your tutor will be able to access the file on their end from the appointment entry window

Note: Students should attach a file if they are looking to work on a specific paper, test review, worksheet, etc.

FILE RESTRICTIONS/REQUIREMENTS:

  • The maximum file size is 20 mb
  • Only one file can be uploaded to each appointment
  • All file types are supported

Note: If multiple files need to be sent, students can email the appropriate service area

  • Access TutorTrac through the Ocean Connect menu
  • In the upper right corner of the TutorTrac menu, you should see a box that says “You can activate text reminders now”
  • Check the box that says “Activate”
  • An access code will be generated. The code will look something like “33564@msgtrac.com”
  • Send a text message to the address that was generated
  • You should receive a reply that reminders have been enabled
  • Enjoy the automatic text reminders!

NOTE: When the access code is generated, you should have the option to change a few settings, such as being able to choose how many minutes before the session the text will be sent out.

Peer Tutor Application
Tutoring Suggestion Form

Tutoring Services

Please schedule all tutoring sessions with the full intent of attending. Students that accumulate three no-shows in a semester will be restricted from scheduling their own sessions, and will need to contact the appropriate service area to schedule appointments. Appointments must be cancelled at least 12 hours in advance. This can be done in TutorTrac, or by calling 732-255-0400 ext, 2431.

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Math/Physics/Biology/Chemistry/Computer Science/Engineering/Environmental Science

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Any course with a writing component (English, History, Psychology, etc.)

Contact Us

Connor Sampson, Operations Coordinator at 732-255-0400 ext. 2967.

Anna McCloskey amccloskey@ocean.edu, Academic and Tutoring Support Services Librarian, or visit the Library’s Remote Services page.

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