Major and General Education
UMD Tutoring Resources:
Tutoring services are available for many courses across multiple disciplines, check the links below to see if help is available for your course(s). You can also check with the department, where your course is offered, for additional support. Find the contact information for all major departments here.
Agriculture and Natural Resources
The College of Agriculture & Natural Resources Peer Mentors (0100 Symons Hall) provides students the opportunity to speak with a fellow AGNR student about course selection, registration, and 4-year plan and Benchmark development. *free
- The Iribe Initiative for Inclusion and Diversity in Computing (ONLINE & 1104 IRB) offers 1:1 tutoring AND Guided Study Sessions in several CMSC classes (CMSC131, CMSC 131A, CMSC 132, CMSC 216, CMSC 250, CMSC330, or CMSC351). *free
- Students enrolled in 400 level courses may contact the Undergraduate Office at firstname.lastname@example.org to request help to find a tutor who has been vetted by the department. *pay-for-service option
- The Iribe Initiative for Inclusion and Diversity in Computing Peer Mentoring Program offers peer-to-peer mentoring within the Department of Computer Science and is open to all students
- The Maryland Center for Women in Computing (MCWIC)
- Alpha Chi Sigma Tutoring (2110A Chemistry) offers free tutoring and access to a test bank for any chemistry course up to GenChem 2. *free
- American Chemical Society Students Affiliates Chapter (ONLINE) offers tutoring for the lower level chemistry courses such as general chemistry and organic chemistry and for upper level and majors courses like biochemistry and physical chemistry. *pay-for-service option
- The A. James Clark School of Engineering provides a comprehensive list of tutoring services on campus in several subjects unique to Engineering. *free
- The Keystone Center (ONLINE & 1116 J.M. Patterson) provides academic support to engineering majors. The Center is staffed at all times with upper-level undergraduate and graduate students who can provide assistance in answering questions in fundamental engineering courses (ENES 100, 102, 220, 221 and 232 and BIOE 120). *free
- Society of Physics Students Tutoring (ONLINE) provides opportunities to receive both individualized and group physics coursework support. Online tutoring is offered on a drop-in basis via Zoom from 4-6pm, Monday through Friday. To request the Zoom information, interested students should fill out the following brief form. Questions: Kate Sturge at email@example.com. *free
- The Slawsky Clinic (1214 Physics) provides physics tutoring for students on a walk-in, first-come, first-served basis. The clinic primarily serves 100 and 200 level physics classes. The tutors include retired professors, scientists, and engineers. *free
- The Grammar Hotline can answer questions on word choice, punctuation, sentence structure, or proper citation. *free
- The Writing Center (ONLINE & 1205 Tawes Hall) is located in the Department of English and provides opportunities for students to improve their writing, research, and critical thinking skills. In a supportive atmosphere, trained consultants from a variety of backgrounds and majors assist writers throughout all stages of the composition process. The Writing Center also facilitates collaborations and workshops on topics related to writing and teaching writing. *free
- Guided Study Session program (GSS) (ONLINE) offers regularly scheduled study sessions for traditionally difficult courses. *free
- Academic Success and Tutorial Services (ONLINE & 2202 Marie Mount Hall) this initiative of the Academic Achievement Program is a resource for all students. *free
- Oral Communication Center (ONLINE & 2117 Skinner Building) helps students with verbal presentation assignments and hosts workshops on topics such as listening, speaking anxiety, and presentation delivery. The center is staffed by trained undergraduate peer consultants. *free
- The Counseling Center (ONLINE) offers academic and study strategy resources such as math learning, time management, studying, test preparation, and more. *free
- The Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Education - OMSE (ONLINE) offers a variety of services and programs to enhance the learning experiences and academic success of undergraduate students. *free
Peer Institution Websites*
*Resources from UMD peer institutions offer valuable information. While most of the information can be used by any student regardless of where they are enrolled, note that some links may provide contact information/resources that are available only to that particular institution. Special thanks to our peer institutions.
- Study and Writing Skills*: Lists helpful 1-2 page worksheets/guidelines on critical thinking, grammar, reading/analyzing literature. Also, several key steps and tips for writing a paper.
- Developing Your Writing Skills*: Provides helpful resources for framing an argument, developing a thesis, writing a personal statement, organizing your paper, grammar, citation styles, etc.
- Resource videos discussing active versus passive verbs, how to write a body paragraph, and how to write a thesis statement*
Purdue University Global:
- 10 Strategies to Improve Your Reading Comprehension for College. Provides tips for improving reading comprehension of college-level texts. Tips include creating a reading environment where you can focus and concentrate, previewing the text before you start reading, annotating, highlighting, and more. Also includes links to additional sites and tools that can be helpful for reading comprehension.
**Note that UMD does not endorse these external links. They are listed here as resources for your consideration.
- PeerTutors.com** is an online tutoring platform for students to connect with volunteers, private peer tutors, and mentors at the University of Maryland. PeerTutors.com was founded by a group of University of Maryland alumni who wished to create a more collaborative and interactive learning environment for college students. Register today to receive support or sign-up to become a tutor to build your resume. *Free and pay-for-service options
- College Park Tutors provides one-on-one tutoring through a carefully vetted network of tutors at UMD. CPT was founded by a Clark School of Engineering alumnus and primarily focuses on support for math, physics, engineering, and computer science courses. Students who need a tutor can get started at their website, https://collegeparktutors.com. If you are interested in becoming a tutor, you may apply at https://collegeparktutors.com/jobs.