Student Learning Center - Fayetteville Technical Community College (2024)

Student Learning Center

The Student Learning Center offers one-on-one academic tutoring, computer access and study assistance at no cost to students during normal day and evening class hours. Stop by for writing, math or computer assistance at any time. For tutoring in a specific subject, please refer to the schedules posted in the Student Learning Center. (Please note that summer hours vary.)

In addition, there are three extended labs that offer assistance:

  • Math Lab
  • Science Lab
  • Writing and Communications Lab

Come to the Student Learning Center anytime for academic assistance, one-on-one tutoring, independent study and group learning.

Specialized Labs

  • Writing and Communications Lab
    o Writing can be tricky, but the Writing and Communications Lab (WCL) can help you navigate and understand your writing assignment. The Writing and Communications Lab is a place for students who need specific academic assistance with writing, grammar or formatting. Students are able to receive one-on-one assistance from the WCL instructor, Dr. Derwin Campbell, and from Ms. Stefanie Painter. Both are available to provide suggestions that encourage independent writing practices and academic learning.
    • Located in the Harry F. Shaw Virtual College Center 235.
  • Most popular tutoring areas: creating a thesis statement, writing an essay and APA formatting.
  • Science Lab
    o Periodic tables can be fun! Come to the Science Lab where Dr. Katanya Foust makes learning fun! Our instructors can help guide you in understanding the periodic table, concepts that need more explanation, organisms and much more. In the Science Lab, you will have access to bones, microscopes, skeletal body and a muscle man, as well as many more resources.
    • Located in the Harry F. Shaw Virtual College Center 231
  • Most popular tutoring areas: cellular respiration, photosynthesis and muscle cell contraction.
  • Math Lab
    o Mathematics can be a complicated subject to understand, but the Math Lab can help! Come to the Math Lab and receive assistance from Harvey Marrow. Mr. Marrow has worked as the Math Lab instructor for three years. He enjoys helping students continue to grow their academic skills in math. In addition to one-on-one help, there are textbooks, solution manuals, calculators and handouts to help you excel in the subject area.
    • Located in the Harry F. Shaw Virtual College Center, room 233
  • Most popular tutoring areas: understanding unit circles, derivative equations, statistics and probability.

Online Resources

Students enrolled in FTCC’s Curriculum programs have access to the NetTutor Online Tutoring Service. Help with English and Math is available 24/7. For additional subject areas, check NetTutor’s online schedule (summer hours vary). Access to NetTutor is available through student Blackboard accounts.

Further assistance is available by contacting the Student Learning Center.


Brainfuse is available for all learners through the Cumberland County Public Library’s online service. Brainfuse offers live tutoring in Math, English and Science every day from 2:00 pm – 11:59 pm. You can access Brainfuse by clicking one of the links below. You will need your public library card number to access these resources:

Brainfuse Resources

Further assistance is available by contacting the Student Learning Center.

Helpful Websites


Math calculator

Convert fraction to decimal to percent

Math Worksheets with answers and explanations (printable)

  • The perfect study site for high school, college students and adult learners. Get help to do your homework, refresh your memory, or prepare for a test.
  • Free online tutorials that are previewed by certified math teachers. Grouped by math subjects and area: middle/high school and college level.
  • Online and printable math practice.
  • National Library of Virtual Manipulatives is a library of uniquely interactive, web-based virtual manipulatives or concept tutorials, mostly in the form of Java applets, for mathematics instruction (K-12 emphasis).
  • Free videos and text lessons on all math subjects and all grades, worksheets, tables and charts, glossary, formulas and symbols.
  • Software for math teachers that creates exactly the worksheets you need in a matter of minutes. Try for free. Available for Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Geometry.
  • Math calculators, lessons, and formulas for all types of math problems such as polynomials, quadratic equations, calculus and more.


Melissa Maribel on YouTube: High school and college chemistry tutorials.



All Subjects

  • Free video tutorials, as well as online practice in all subject areas (or Google Khan Academy).
  • Free video tutorials in math, natural science, social science for middle school, high school, and college students.
  • Teacher-created videos; browse by subject area.
  • PowerPoints and links to sites with handouts in all content areas.
  • Wolfram|Alpha is more than a search engine. It gives you access to the world’s facts and data and calculates answers across a range of topics, including science and math. This site can also be downloaded as an app on smartphones.

Student Resources

Connect with a Student Learning Center tutor today!

Student Learning Center FAQs

  1. What is the Student Learning Center?
    The Student Learning Center at FTCC is designed to provide FREE supplemental instruction to students enrolled in Curriculum courses. The Student Learning Center instructors provide individualized and small-group instruction to students in a wide range of subjects.
  2. Who may use the Student Learning Center?
    The Student Learning Center is FREE and available for students who are enrolled in academic courses at FTCC.
  3. Where is the Student Learning Center located?
    The Student Learning Center is located on the second floor of the Harry F. Shaw Virtual College Center (VCC), Room 232.
    As soon as you enter through the doors of the Student Learning Center, you will be greeted by a staff member who will assist you in enrolling in the Center for the current semester. A valid FTCC Student Photo ID is required to enroll.
  4. When is the Student Learning Center open?
    Monday-Thursday 8am-7pm
    Friday 8am-5pm
  5. How do I enroll in the Student Learning Center?
    There are two ways to enroll:
    1. Students enrolled in academic courses at FTCC can ask their instructor to submit a Direct Referral Form. The student can then come to the Student Learning Center to complete the enrollment process.
    2. Students can also visit the Student Learning Center on their own and complete enrollment at the front desk. A Referral Form will be sent to their instructor once the student logs into the system.

      Students must re-enroll each semester.

  6. What can I expect after Student Learning Center enrollment?
    After enrolling in the Student Learning Center, you will log in at the front desk computer. Then you will find a seat at a table or computer to start your work. When you are ready for assistance, let an instructor or front desk staff member know. The instructor or staff member will assess your specific needs for the visit.
    *You will be required to log in and out each time you use the Center.
  7. What about Distance Learning Students?
    Distance Learners (online students) enrolled in FTCC Curriculum courses are welcome to use the Student Learning Center. NetTutor Online Tutoring Service is also available for distance learners at no additional cost.
    Access to NetTutor is available through student Blackboard accounts. Further assistance is available by contacting the Student Learning Center.
Student Learning Center - Fayetteville Technical Community College (2024)


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