Learning Commons

The Learning Commons is an open space designed to foster collaborative and active learning. In addition to subject-based tutoring, we offer academic coaching, technology assistance, and research guidance, as well as reservable group study spaces and community computers. Learn more about Learning Commons.

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Schedule an Appointment

Work with one of our trained Subject-Based Tutors, Writing Assistants, Technology Assistants, Peer Academic Coaches, or Learning Commons Navigators.

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Start Your Research

College-level research involves finding peer-reviewed sources for your topic. Our Reference Librarians and Research Skills Toolbox can help!
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Join Our Team!

Interested in joining USM’s peer academic support team? Click here to learn more about each role or to apply for a position.

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AGILE Resources

Want to maximize your learning and earn good grades in your courses? Check out these approaches to learning that will help you achieve both!

Building Technology Skills

The Learning Commons offers instruction on how to use software programs you will be using as a student. Check out our video series as well!
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Learning Spaces

The Learning Commons is a space for collaborative learning. We have group study rooms, movable furniture, and white boards for student use.