The LRC offers tutoring in most first- and second-level classes. We offer tutoring in three locations, 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 located on the first floor of the library. The Math Lab is in the Retriever Learning Center and The Writing Center is in the library, behind the Reference Desk. The Tutorial Center is in the main Learning Resources Center in Sherman Hall, 3rd floor, Room 345. Please visit the above links to learn more about each center.
All of our tutors are successful students at UMBC. They are required to maintain a 3.0 GPA, have at least 28 credits, and to have been recommended by an instructor. Every tutor is required to complete at least Level 1 of CRLA training and has the option of completing more training to qualify for higher pay. If you are interested in becoming a tutor, and meet the minimum qualifications, please apply. We are hiring continually 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! All Students are encouraged to find help whereever 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