When it comes to learning, it's what you DO that matters. Learning with a peer fosters self-testing for understanding, connecting concepts, and improving memory. At USM, there is an entire team of peers to assist with a wide array of learning goals. Current USM students and faculty seeking more information can visit our internal campus website.
USM students can enjoy the benefits of two Subject-Based Tutoring appointments per week per subject area. For example, a student can schedule two chemistry appointments as well as two math appointments. Students may also schedule up to three Writing Assistance appointments per week, two Peer Academic Coaching appointments per week, and two Technology Coaching Appointments per week.
Appointments are 50-minutes in length and begin at the top of the hour (ex: 11:00am).
All USM students can choose from appointments on the Portland and Gorham campuses, and also select to have appointments be delivered live online via Zoom. We also have a service station on the Lewiston-Auburn campus to provide virtual access to all of our peer support services. All of the technologies associated with the scheduling and virtual delivery of peer academic support services are optimized for mobile devices and fully accessible.
Scheduling a Peer Academic Support Appointment
USM students can use the self-service online calendars to easily view available appointments and schedule a time with a tutor (the Tutoring: Subject-based Assistance and Tutoring: Writing Assistance links can be found in the MyUSM Portal under the USM Quick Links tab, as well as on the right-hand side of the USM Brightspace landing page).
All courses for which tutoring is offered are listed in the scheduling calendar and updated each semester.
The following videos walk students through the process of scheduling an appointment:
- Scheduling a Subject-Based Tutoring, Peer Academic Coaching, or Technology Coaching Appointment
- Scheduling a Writing Assistance Appointment
- Scheduling an Online Peer Academic Support Appointment
For assistance with scheduling, please call (207)780-4228 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.