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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.



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.


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)

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.


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.



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.


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.


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.


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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