University of Maryland University College offers free individualized assistance to help students achieve their academic and career goals.
Online Tutoring (Various Courses)
Online tutoring is located in specific tutoring rooms within the Learning Environment Online (LEO). Once enrolled in a tutoring room, you can post questions for the tutor in the discussion area. Tutors can answer your questions, walk you through example problems, clarify concepts, and provide additional resources.
Some of the tutoring rooms also offer live virtual tutoring using Google Hangouts, Web-Ex, or other online conferencing software, allowing you to interact with the tutors in real-time. All of the tutoring rooms have additional resources (such as explanatory videos and links to external websites) if you need information or clarification but not tutoring.
Please see this list of fall 2016 undergraduate and graduate courses for which online tutoring is available.
- ACCT 220
- ACCT 221
- ACCT 301
- ACCT 310
- ACCT 311
- ACCT 610
- ACCT 611
- ACCT 613
- CBR 600
- DCL 600
- PRO 600
- CMIS 102
- CMIS 141
- ECON 103
- ECON 201
- ECON 203
- FINC 330
- FINC 331
- MGMT 640
- MGMT 650
- STAT 200
You can enroll in the tutoring center through a link in the Content area of your online class. Once you're enrolled in the tutoring room, you can access the room using the "Select a course" menu at the top of the screen when viewing a course in LEO.
Online Writing Tutors (Graduate only)
The Graduate School offers writing tutoring in several formats:
- Writing coaches embedded in the classroom (only for fall 2016)
- Writing tutors housed in specific tutoring classrooms within LEO
- Access from classrooms to the Effective Writing Center
Student/mentor interaction works the same way for both formats, giving you the option to
- Leave your work in an assignment folder for the tutor to critique before it is due
- Leave work in a folder to discuss with your tutor after having received feedback from faculty members
- Post general questions for the tutors to answer
- Attend a Google Hangout for live interaction with a tutor
Interaction with the writing tutors is meant to help you shore up weaknesses in your writing but not to provide copy editing for your work. The Clear Communication videos, which work in conjunction with the Communication Rubric, can be found in the writing tutoring rooms for students needing clarification and practice but not actual tutoring.
Peer-to-Peer Support (Undergraduate Only)
You can request to work with a peer tutor or volunteer to be a peer tutor through WiseGuy, which allows you to search for tutors for specific courses or subjects. The free tutoring sessions are conducted online in real-time through Google Hangouts. This is a volunteer service, so availability will vary.
You can also use WiseGuy to rate the tutors you've used. While peer tutors are eager to help others, they are not official tutors who have been hired and trained by UMUC, so UMUC does not verify their qualifications.
Please e-mail Student Success for more information.