Tutoring at The Learning Commons is a peer-driven academic support service. To be eligible for a tutoring position, you must meet the following criteria:
- Current enrollment as a USM student (undergraduate or graduate)
- Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
- GPA of 3.0 or higher in any subject area for which you would offer tutoring
- Two faculty references
- Commitment to completing the full tutor training program
Our tutor training program is nationally accredited by the College Reading & Learning Association (CRLA). We offer three levels of national tutor certification, and the first one is a requirement of employment. Each level entails approximately 15 hours of training, working with a Peer Mentor, participating in our private Blackboard Community, and completing at least 25 hours of tutoring. Tutors are paid for all hours worked, including the training time.
The Learning Commons hires tutors well in advance of the beginning of the semester to assure that there will be enough coverage, and to have the incoming cohort ready to participate in the training program that starts the first week of the semester.
To apply for a position as a Writing Assistant, please use this WEBFORM. (NOTE: we have completed the Writing Assistant application process for fall 2019)
To apply for a position as a Math Tutor, a Science Tutor (in any of the science disciplines), or School of Business tutor, please use this WEBFORM.
To apply to become a Technology Assistant, use this WEBFORM.
NOTE: By applying, it also means that you're willing to commit to participating in the training (weekend of September 7-8, 2019) and flexible pathways for ongoing professional development (throughout the semester).
If you have questions about the training or application processes, please contact Naamah Jarnot, the Coordinator of Tutoring Services, at email@example.com.