Northwest Florida State College

Free Tutoring

Northwest Florida State College is committed to student success and offers all its students free academic tutoring at various college locations in friendly, supportive environments. Many of our tutors are advanced students and graduates who have excelled in the subjects they tutor and who understand the stresses of college life; others have bachelor’s degrees and provide expert academic assistance for our most advanced classes. We work hard to match you with the best tutor to meet your needs. Visit us as soon as possible because our help is most effective when you visit us early in the semester and visit us regularly for continued tutoring. Appointments are highly encouraged, and can be made at any campus location by calling (850) 729-5389.

Tutoring Hours

Please note that we are closed during all college-observed holidays.

Academic Success Center

The Academic Success Center provides individual tutoring in most subjects.  We recommend appointments, but we accept walk-ins, also. ASC tutors also serve students at Fort Walton Beach, Crestview, and DeFuniak locations.

Math Lab

The Math Lab offers a group setting for work on any math course; tutors are available and provide assistance, as needed.

No appointment is needed for this free tutoring service. Call (850) 729-4907 if you have any questions.

Niceville Math Lab

Fort Walton Beach Math Lab


Smarthinking is an online, real-time tutoring service staffed by tutors with bachelor’s and master’s degrees. This service is offered free to all NWF State College students.  You can get help with that papers or other class questions at any time, from expert tutors.

NWF students can access Smarthinking under “NWFSC Resources” in their online classrooms.

Tutoring FAQs


If you need help, simply come to the Student Activities Building, Niceville campus, building 410, room 119. We will show you around, set up appointments, introduce you to a tutor, and help guide you to success as a college student.

The Academic Success Center tries to offer tutoring in as many academic subjects as possible.  Tutors for most general education requirements and many specialized subjects will be available.  The kinds of tutoring offered and the hours tutors are available depends upon the demand each semester.  Listings of available tutors and the subjects they cover are regularly posted around NWF State College campuses. If you do not see what you need, let us know.  Our goal is to assist as many NWF students as we can.

The tutors at the ASC are dedicated to helping you develop the skills you need to pass your courses on your own. They will not do the work for you or contribute directly to your grades, but they will work as long and hard as necessary to assist you in learning what you need to know to succeed on your own.

All services offered by the Academic Success Center (ASC) are absolutely free of charge to any student registered at NWF State College. The free professional assistance available at the ASC could cost fifty dollars an hour or more elsewhere, but is absolutely free for students at NWF State College. It’s quite a deal!

To get the most out of the free tutoring offered, we recommend that students request appointment times.  Call 850-729-5389 or come by the Academic and Career Success Center in building 410, room 119, to make an appointment with a tutor.  Let us know the course number and name, your name, and your telephone number when requesting a tutor.  We will work with you to find the best mutual times for your appointments.  The center is open for more than sixty hours every week with day and evening hours. Basic telephone tutoring is also available by calling 850-729-5389.

Yes!  All NWF State students are provided 2 free hours of tutoring each semester through Smarthinking, an online tutoring service purchased by the campus. NWF students can access Smarthinking under “NWFSC Resources” in their online classrooms. If you need more than two hours, contact us at 850-729-5389.