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Student Academic Resource Center

SARC provides academic support for all UCF students, online and traditional. We offer peer tutoring, Supplemental Instruction, academic coaching, one-on-one learning skills consultations, academic success workshops, a collection of learning skills resources, and additional access to computers in the SARC lab.


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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 online students or those who are not able to attend regularly scheduled peer tutoring or SI sessions at the Orlando Campus.

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Learning Skills Consultations

Learning Skills Consultation services will now be offered through SARC’s Academic Coaching and Engagement (ACE) program. Starting summer 2018, students interested in developing the time management and study skills needed to meet the demands of college-level learning, may schedule a free, one-on-one session with an ACE coach. To learn more about ACE Coaching and to schedule an appointment, please click HERE.

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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Academic Coaching & Engagement (ACE)

The Academic Coaching and Engagement (ACE) Program facilitates academic success among UCF students by providing one-on-one, ongoing peer coaching. Academic coaches help students develop important academic and life skills such as organization, time management, study skills, and goal setting, which are necessary to ensure satisfactory academic progress. ACE coaches are available to meet with students regularly throughout the semester to provide students the opportunity to check in on their progress, stay accountable for the goals and action plans devised in previous sessions, and become more engaged in campus life and organizations.

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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 test preparation, time management, textbook reading, note taking, and more. Workshops are also live streamed and recorded via the SARC YouTube channel.

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Study Union

During fall and spring semester, SARC tutors and SI Leaders host final review sessions at the Student Union during finals week. Sessions are live streamed and recorded via the SARC YouTube channel.

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Access Program

Every summer, SARC provides guidance and support to a targeted group of UCF freshmen students in the Access 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, supplemental instruction, 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.

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