The LRC tutors most 100 and 200 level classes in one of our three centers, the Math Lab, the Writing Center and the Tutorial Center for appointment tutoring. A partial list of courses tutored can be found here.
The Math Lab and the Writing Center are now located on the first floor of the library, the Math Lab in the new Retriever Learning Center, and the Writing Center just outside of it next to the Reference Desk. The Tutorial Center is in the main Learning Resources Center in ACIV, B-wing, 3rd floor. Please visit those pages to learn more about each center.
All of our tutors are successful students at UMBC. They are required to maintain a 3.0 GPA, they have at least 28 credits, and they have been recommended by their instructors. On top of that, every tutor is required to go through at least Level 1 of CRLA training and have the option of completing more training for higher pay. If you are interested in becoming a tutor, and meet the minimum qualifications, please apply. We are hiring continuously throughout the semester based on need, and we do keep your application for a year.
In addition to services provided by the LRC, there is much more tutoring on campus! Students are encouraged to find help where ever they can at UMBC so they can perform to the best of their abilities. Below is a small listing of these outside services:
Student Support Services (SSS) is designed for students who are
low-income, first generation college students, and students with disabilities from all racial and ethnic backgrounds who have a need for academic and other support services in order to successfully complete their college education.
Student Support Services' goals are:
- To increase retention and graduate rates for low-income students, first generation college students, and students with disabilities.
- To increase the transfer rates of eligible students from two-year institutions to UMBC.
- To foster an institutional climate supportive of success of low-income students, first generation college students, and students with disabilities.
To be eligible for Student Support Services at UMBC, students must be accepted for admission, have a need for academic support, and also meet one or more of the following criteria:
- Be a first generation college student
- Have a family income that meets federal guidelines
- Have a documented learning or physical disability