Skip to main content

The Commons: Academic Support & Tutoring Services

Students are invited to visit the Commons, 1st Floor of the Evans Library, where tutoring and academic success coaching services are located.  The Commons is also home to various Student Success Programs: TRIO, EOP and Accessibility Services. At The Commons, students can work with a peer and/or professional tutor in their academic coursework: homework assignments, test-preparation and general study-skills, time management, writing and research projects.

The Commons is open Monday - Thursday, 8am – 5pm; Fridays, 8am – 4pm

Evening and weekend virtual tutoring is also available

Academic Tutoring and Success Coaching is critical to your success as a student at FMCC. Being supported through your academic journey will aid in your success and future goals.  

Students can receive help from both professional coordinators and peer tutors on a walk-in or an appointment basis during scheduled day and evening hours.

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) Corner
Writing Center
Course Specific Support

Current Tutoring Schedule

Dos and Don’ts of Academic Support


  • Bring your assignment, text, notes and other needed supplies
  • Have a positive attitude regardless of the task
  • Provide feedback for the tutor on what works for you and what doesn’t
  • Plan enough time to complete your work
  • Professional and Peer tutors are available as scheduled in the labs
  • Some tutors have appointment-based meetings with students
  • Please contact the tutor via email and arrange for an agreed upon meeting time


  • Expect the advisor to do the work for you.
  • Expect tutors to perform miracles on last minute requests
  • Tutors won’t run interference on the student’s behalf with the professor

Are you interested in becoming a tutor to help your fellow students?  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Visit other support areas in The Commons!

TRIO Student Support Services

TRiO/Quest is a free student success program serving income qualified or first-generation students and students registered with Accessibility Services with a disability (physical, psychiatric, learning, or recovering from addiction). TRiO provides academic advising, transfer and career counseling, one-on-one tutoring (if eligible) and drop-in tutoring, as well as access to free printing, copying, and computers in our own dedicated study space.

Educational Opportunity Program

The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) provides necessary support systems for students to achieve academic and social (interpersonal) success. The goal of EOP is to increase the number of economically and academically challenged students completing college degrees.  The program provides limited financial assistance and textbook funding.

Accessibility Services

FMCC offers a variety of reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. It is our goal to minimize physical, psychological, and learning barriers to students with disabilities. Services are individualized to meet the specific needs of the students.

Basic Needs Support

The Raider Relief Food Pantry and Reggie’s Closet is located in The Commons to support each FMCC student.