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Student Academic Resource Center
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Tutoring

SARC provides free tutoring to students enrolled in courses associated with the current UCF semester’s schedule. Additionally, SARC provides tutoring for the College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) and the Veteran's Academic Resource Center (VARC) within their lab facilities. With all three tutoring facilities, SARC offers peer tutoring for over 300 hours per week within over 30 subjects. Subject areas include but are not limited to - Accounting, Statistics, Biology, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physics, Human Physiology, and Astronomy. No appointment is necessary and joining or needing to leave during a tutoring session is accepted.

SARC provides free walk-in small-group tutoring and Supplemental Instruction (SI) sessions. We do not provide one-on-one private tutoring. As a courtesy to UCF students and parents looking for individual help for their students, we can try to connect you to a qualified tutor among our student staff. If you are interested in private tutoring, please click on the link to make a request.

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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.

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Online Peer Assisted Learning (OPAL)

SARC offers Online Peer Assisted Learning (OPAL) sessions for selected UCF courses 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 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.

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Learning Skills Consultations

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

The University of Central Florida provides reasonable accommodation upon request. Advance notice is encouraged to best meet the needs of attendees and can be arranged by calling SARC at 407-823-5130.

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Workshops

Each semester SARC provides all UCF students an opportunity to continually enhance their learning and study skills through a series of Academic Success Workshops. Topics include power studying, time management, textbook reading, note taking, and test taking.

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Academic Coaching & Engagement (ACE)

The Academic Coaching and Engagement (ACE) Program facilitates academic success among undergraduates by providing one-on-one, ongoing peer coaching. Academic coaches help program participants develop important academic and life skills such as organization, time management and goal setting, which are necessary to ensure satisfactory academic progress. Coaches meet with students about once a month throughout the semester to provide UCF students the opportunity to take action academically and to become more engaged in campus life and organizations.

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Study Union

During finals week, SARC relocates services to the Student Union, holding almost nonstop review session before final exams. Some of these sessions are live streamed via the SARC YouTube channel. These sessions are also recorded and available for viewing at any time on YouTube.

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Annual Learning Fair

The Annual Learning Fair, is aimed to assist students' development of personal and academic skills and increased awareness of learning support services on campus. This event differs from typical campus outreach initiatives in that the scale of the event and the invitees encourage departments and organization to engage students in academic dialog.

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Access Programs

Every summer, SARC provides guidance and support to a targeted group of UCF freshmen students in the Pegasus Success Program. Students who are a part of these specialized advising programs benefit from intensive programming and academic support allowing for a successful first year of college.

Programming for this program includes mandatory academic advising requirements, participation in academic success workshops, goal setting and course monitoring, and access to peer mentors for additional support. The combination of personal contact and appropriate academic referrals provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary for academic success in college.