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#8 - October 2020

Academic Skills 

Tutoring Center Newsletter 

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In our October newsletter, we’ve reached out to students and tutors alike to find out how they are adapting to working remotely. It is admittedly difficult to get used to an entirely new way of working, but we are here to help! If you are struggling with keeping up with classwork, or if you feel uncertain about topics covered in class, reach out to us!

Make an individual appointment by clicking below, or come to our virtual walk-ins, and we’ll help in any way we can!

Make an appointment with a tutor

or Visit the Tutoring Center Website for more information

Appointments must be made at least 48 hours in advance.
Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours in advance.

Organizing Your Digital Life 101

A photo of an unorganized computer desktop.

Learn how to organize your files, desktop, course information, assignments, and due dates on your computer. Being organized is one of the main keys to success throughout your college career.

You can book an "Organizing Your Digital Life 101" session. Look for the course "OYDL101" when you go to schedule an appointment.

Tutors can also help you with study skills/techniques, note taking, and time management. If you would like to make an appointment for help in one of these areas, please send an email to:

Book a session

Getting the Most From Your
Online Tutoring Sessions

A group of tutors and students sitting around a table; helping each other.

To maximize the time you have with a tutor, here are some important steps to follow before, during, and after each online tutoring session. 

  1. Since you must make your individual appointments at least 48 hours in advance, plan ahead.  
  2. Locate any material you want to share with your tutor so you have it ready.
  3. Make sure you have received the link for your online session on the morning of the session.
Get 7 more tips …

Counseling Center

Sometimes you may feel overwhelmed by all the work you have to do for school, along with all the other stress you may be experiencing dealing during this difficult time. The Counseling Center is here to help.
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The Counseling Center is open and here to help all students. Since it is operating remotely, individual appointments can be made by calling or by using the Live Chat feature on the FIT Health Portal. The center also offers various workshops throughout the semester. Learn more about FIT's virtual services.

 Visit Counseling Center Website 

Learn more about all Virtual Services

Club Spotlight

With everything now remote, it is a great time to join a club or organization on campus! It’s a great way to stay connected to FIT, while also meeting new people and building important skills. A full list of the clubs and organizations offered, as well as how to contact them, can be found here.
Executive board of PRSSA club

Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)
FIT tutor Katelyn Malecki is a former member of the club's executive board (third from left)

FIT PRSSA is our chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America, a pre-professional organization dedicated to offering students opportunities to network with other students interested in communications, to develop their PR skills, and hear from guest speakers in the field. If you are interested in having a career in PR or communications, there’s no better place to join than PRSSA. Meetings are held virtually every Thursday from 1 to 2 pm.

List of FIT clubs

Tutors and Their Students
During COVID-19

Fabian Salazar

Fabian Salazar 

Do you have any tips for students on how to balance the workload now that everything's online?

Don't believe that because you’re at home you have all the time in the world. Being comfortable and being home is very deceiving, so make a work schedule for yourself to make sure you are productive throughout each day.

Read the full interview
Shelby Silva

Shelby Silva

How has it been keeping in touch with your school friends?

When it comes down to keeping up with my school friends, it’s been difficult. We’re all in such different places—some in other countries—and dealing with so many different situations in our own lives that we haven’t been able to talk much. It’s nice being with my hometown friends, but I’m definitely missing the connections I had at FIT.

Read the full interview
Tyler Roarty

Tyler Roarty 

How are you managing with the current changes because of COVID-19?

I am adapting quickly to the changes and am trying to make the best of it. I started doing a lot more crafts to keep myself busy and have had a lot of fun with this. I have been knitting more, creating resin art, testing out alternative photographic processes, and even making candles! It sucks not being able to see my friends in person anymore but I have had a lot of time to get more creative!

Read the full interview

Remember when we could meet face to face?
We will again soon! FIT students are undeterred and resilient.

The Tutoring Center is a free service for all full- and part-time students enrolled in credit-bearing and developmental courses for the current semester, offering a variety of tutoring options in a wide range of disciplines. The center is partially funded by a Perkins Grant.

Academic Skills Tutoring Center

David Dubinsky Student Center, Room A608B
(212) 217-4080

Newsletter Team

Julian Catasus y Brueggemann
Donna Hellberg
Felicia Lynch
Katelyn Malecki
Joanne St. Clair
Deborah Levine, Coordinator

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