Learning Commons

Tutoring Services

Free and Convenient

Tutoring is not just for students who are struggling, but also for those who want to excel academically. We offer free tutoring in mathematics, writing, and English for Speakers of Other Languages, technology, chemistry, biology, physics and more.

Through our AskOnline website, students can:

  • Submit a question for a tutor by e-mail or talk via chat
  • Schedule an in person tutoring session on any USM Campus
  • Schedule an online tutoring appointment

To schedule a tutoring appointment, please visit usm.askonline.net.  You can also call (207)780-4228.

Our tutors are USM students or faculty who have excelled in what they are offering to teach.  Tutors at Learning Commons are required to participate in a tutor training program, which is certified by the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA).

Our tutors develop skills in areas such as:

  • Learning strategies
  • Multiple intelligence
  • Group facilitation
  • Online teaching

Meet the USM tutors here.

Interested in becoming a tutor? Please call Paul Dexter at (207)780-5577, or email pdexter@usm.maine.edu