Information for Tutors
The Learning Resources Center offers one-on-one and small group tutoring in most 100 and 200-level courses. All tutors are UMBC students with at least a 3.0 GPA and 28 credits, who have been recommended by an instructor and have gone through our certified training program.
If you would like to be a tutor, please fill out a Tutor Application.
If you have questions about becoming a tutor, please contact the appropriate coordinator.
We hire students mainly at the beginning and end of each semester. Once you turn in an application, it will be forwarded to the appropriate coordinator and depending on demand for tutoring in your subject area, the coordinator may call you in for an interview. If you do not hear from us after submitting an application, please feel free to email to check the status.
If you have already been hired then you will need to complete Level 1 of CRLA Training. You can find more information about the Tutor Training Program at the link, but if you have specific questions, contact Cassie Bichy
Once a student is hired, then they will also need to get on payroll. In order to be placed onto LRC/UMBC Payroll, please first gather the below materials. If you work for another department on the UMBC Campus, please let us know that first. Otherwise, you will need the below documents:
FOR U.S. Citizens and non-U.S. Citizens:
1. Driver's License or ID card issued by the state, with photograph.
2. UMBC School I.D. card, with photograph.
3. Social Security Card. You cannot be put onto payroll without this card.
4. U.S. Visa Passport (for Permanent Residents, F1, J1, H1 and non-resident aliens.)
5. Permanent Resident Card or Alien Registration Receipt Card (Form 1-551 stamp).
6. An unexpired foreign passport with a temporary I-551 stamp.
7. Certificate of Birth Abroad issued by the Department of State and/or proof of birth country if other than the U.S.
8. If under 18, please submit a WORK PERMIT signed by a parent or legal guardian.
Please consider how you would like to handle your taxes (W4 form.) If you did not owe any MD income tax last year and do not expect to owe any this year, you can claim EXEMPT. Please ask a close friend or family member how to handle your taxes.
Some students are from countries that have TAX-TREATIES with the United States. Ms. Lorine Dabeck will help each individual on a case-by-case basis to see if that applies to you.
After you have gathered all necessary documents, please make an appointment with Ms. Lorine Dabeck , ACIV, B-Wing, Room 347. Her email address is dabeck @umbc.edu and her phone number is 410.455.5506
LRC Tutors are expected to:
Please see the Tutor Handbook or email your coordinator for all other Tutor Information