UCF Academic Resources

Knights Academic Resource Services

UCF Student Supports

Student Academic Resource Center (SARC)

Peer Tutoring

Please go to the Tutoring page and click the schedules on the right to see when and where you can get help for your courses.

https://directory.sdes.ucf.edu/file/68/document-sarc-tutor-schedule.pdf

Supplemental Instruction (SI)

Supplemental Instruction (SI) provides a series of weekly study sessions for students taking difficult courses. At each SI session, you will be guided through course material by your SI leader who has previously taken the course and earned a grade of “A.” SI leaders attend class lectures and provide interactive study groups to help students develop effective ways to learn the course material.

Online Peer Assisted Learning (OPAL)

The Student Academic Resource Center offers Online Peer Assisted Learning (OPAL) sessions using Adobe Connect. OPAL sessions allow you to attend a study group with a SARC peer tutor or SI leader from anywhere, as long as you have access to a computer with an internet connection. OPAL sessions are a great option for students who are not able to attend regularly scheduled peer tutoring or SI sessions at the Orlando Campus.

OPAL Schedule:

https://directory.sdes.ucf.edu/file/73/document-opal-schedule.pdf

Learning consultations

SARC’s Learning Skills Specialists provide free one-on-one consultations designed to help you develop the study skills necessary to meet the demands of college level learning. During these consultations, you will have the opportunity to assess your study skills, understand your individual learning style, and learn new strategies that will make you a more effective learner at the college level.

Learning consultation appointments are available every semester starting the second week of classes until the last day of classes

Areas of Support

  • Develop a personalized study plan for academic success
  • Learn more about your strengths and weaknesses
  • Improve your note-taking skills to allow for better retention of information
  • Develop time management & organizational skills
  • Learn strategies to remember many facts and formulas
  • Learn how to stay motivated and focused
  • Develop better test taking strategies
  • Learn strategies to reduce your test anxiety
  • Become a more efficient reader and/or writer
  • Learn how to advocate for yourself and seek helpful resources at UCF

Chemistry Tutoring Center

The Chemistry Department offers free tutoring to all University of Central Florida students taking: CHS1440, CHM1032, CHM2045, CHM2045H, CHM2046, CHM 2210 and CHM 2211.

Mathematics

Math Lab

The purpose of the UCF Math Lab is to provide tutoring for students enrolled in mathematics courses at UCF. Tutoring is offered in the following courses: Finite Mathematics, Explorations in Mathematics, College Algebra, Trigonometry, Business Calculus, Precalculus, Mathematics for Calculus, Calculus I, II, III, and Differential Equations.

Location MSB 113. Phone number is (407) 823-3489

Hours

Monday – Thursday 9 am – 7 pm

Friday – 9 am to 3 pm

Saturday closed

Sunday – 2 pm to 6 pm

Tutor schedule available at: http://math.cos.ucf.edu/~mathlab/tutor-schedules/

Math Mall (Mathematics Assistance and Learning Lab)

The MALL is located in the Math (MSB) building in rooms 241, 240, and 242 on the main campus of the University of Central Florida. We are NOT the UCF Math Lab, which is located in MSB 113. The MALL is designed for students enrolled in certain classes such as Algebra or Trigonometry. These classes have required minimum mall hours for each class.

Accessible Technology

Computer Labs with Accessible Technology

SDES Information Technology (SDES IT), in collaboration with the Office of Student Accessibility Services (SAS), submitted a Technology Fee proposal to provide and expand accessible technology to student labs throughout the SDES Division at both the main and regional campuses to serve the UCF student population. The proposal was approved in May 2012 and the implementation officially began on June 15, 2012.

In an effort to reach a larger number of students, a decision was later made to place the accessible equipment in larger lab locations outside of the Division throughout the main and regional campuses. The locations listed below have been provided accessible technology package consisting of the following:

Equipment

  • Dell Optiplex 9010 desktop computer
  • Dell U2410 flat panel monitor
  • Dell Keyboard KB212-B
  • Dell AX510 Speakers
  • MAGic Large Print Keyboard
  • Headphones
  • Freedom Scientific Focus 40 Blue Braille Display (Main Campus Only: This item is available for loan to students through SAS)
  • JAWS screen reading software
  • MAGic screen magnification software

 

Student Accessibility Services

The following site from SAS includes all accommodations available at UCF

http://sas.sdes.ucf.edu/accommodations

The following sit from SAS includes information regarding assistive technology

http://sas.sdes.ucf.edu/assistive-technology

 

PRIME STEM Project: The PRIME STEM Project is a program for college students, who are first-generation, demonstrate a financial need, and/or have a documented disability pursuing a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) majors. The project offers academic support services and resources to assist PRIME scholars pursuing a STEM major at UCF.

PRIME offers weekly tutoring sessions in courses where students self – identify a need for one-one assistance or where a formation of a small study group is necessary. Also, PRIME refers students to other on-campus tutoring labs: the Student Academic Resource Center (SARC), the Math Lab, the Engineering Tutoring Lab and the Writing Center.

PRIME offers scholars with weekly tutoring sessions in courses where students indicate a need for one-one assistance or where a formation of a small study group is necessary. PRIME also refers students to other on-campus tutoring programs: the Student Academic Resource Center (SARC), the Math Lab, the Engineering Tutoring Lab and the Writing Center.

Peer tutoring is a free service to all participating PRIME Scholars. Scholars seeking tutoring must be enrolled at UCF in the course in which tutoring is requested.