Overview of Subject-Based Tutoring at USM
Through partnerships with academic departments at USM, we are able to offer tutoring in multiple subject areas at the Learning Commons. We are a peer support service, meaning that all tutors are current USM students who have completed a nationally-accredited tutor training program. Subject-Based Tutors provide 1:1 support and active practice in specific undergraduate subject areas, including (but not limited to) Accounting, Biology, Math, Physics, Chemistry, Economics, and Nursing.
USM students can enjoy the benefits of two free appointments per week per subject area. For example, students can schedule two chemistry appointments as well as two math appointments. The content of the tutoring session is determined entirely by the student.
Appointments are available in Gorham, Portland, and online via Zoom (from any location!). It is always best to plan ahead and schedule an appointment in advance; however, students may also drop by The Learning Commons in Portland or Gorham to see if there is a tutor available.
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Subject-Based Tutoring FAQs
Below are some of the most frequently asked questions regarding the tutoring service. If you don’t see the answer to your question, please visit our more comprehensive FAQ page or email Cristina Kerluke, Associate Director of Learning Support Programs, at email@example.com.
Note: If you are looking for information on Peer Academic Coaching and/or Adult Learner Coaching, visit our Academic Coaching page.
USM students, faculty, and staff seeking additional information regarding Subject-Based Tutoring may visit our internal MyUSM page.