Learn Together, Grow Together, Succeed Together at Q&SC
The Quantitative & Science Center opened in the Spring of 2014. The center currently has over 30 tutors who primarily help students with introductory biology, chemistry, and physics courses. At Q&SC, our tutors strive to facilitate questioning and learning techniques that will prove necessary throughout a student's time at F&M.
Our first initiative is to improve learning outcomes by building problem solving skills and quantitative skills in F&M students through peer -to-peer help. To do this, we offer three options.
The Quantitative & Science Center is located in Martin Library in the room behind the circulation desk. Even though our drop-in hours are Sunday-Thursday from 7-10PM, you can feel free to use Q&SC as a study space anytime Martin Library is open. The Center has textbooks for a variety of chemistry and biology courses, as well as a computer and smartboard. We also provide coffee free of charge to students utilizing the Center.
Tutors are students who have been recommended and approved by the departments in which they tutor. Tutors have already taken the designated classes for which they are tutoring and have a firm understanding of the material and problems that may arise for students currently enrolled in the courses. Like those seeking tutoring, peer tutors are students and understand the time, commitment, and skills necessary to succeed in a course. Every tutor is trained in tutoring techniques and prepared to help answer any questions students might have.
Just as students are required to sign a contract when utilizing Q&SC, our tutors sign a contract agreeing to stay up-to-date on content and tutoring techniques, to maintain communication with Q&SC staff and tutees, and to preserve confidentiality of tutoring sessions.
Information for Parents
Tutoring from the Quantitative & Science Center is free of charge to any student currently enrolled at Franklin & Marshall College. Because of the high volume of students and the need for tutoring in introductory courses, tutoring is primarily available for introductory biology, chemistry, and physics courses. To assist the Center's goal, please encourage your son or daughter to
use the center as a resource
attend and prepare for scheduled tutoring sessions
attend class regularly
utilize office hours with his/her professor to ask questions and receive help.