UMBC is dedicated to student success. The following resources are available during summer sessions. Each option provides assistance outside of class to improve study skills, facilitate content understanding, and to build a strong foundation for self-directed learning, an important skill for professionals in every STEM field.
The content for summer 2015 will be updated in spring of 2015. The content below is from summer 2014 and indicates the types of academic support services planned for next summer.
Do you have a specific question about an assignment, but are not sure how to begin to answer?
Do you want additional help to understand course content?
Are you looking for a place to work on your homework where support is available, if needed?
Tutoring in the Math Lab is available for the following courses during Summer Session II (July 7 - August 15):
Additional courses may be supported by the Math Lab upon request and ability to find a tutor.
For more information: http://umbc.edu/lrc/summer_tutoring.html
Tutors in the Writing Center can provide assistance for any written assignment for any UMBC class.
Drop - In Hours:
CHEMISTRY TUTORIAL CENTER
The Chemistry Department offers free small group tutoring for students enrolled in Organic Chemistry.
These tutoring groups are led by advanced undergraduates who provide guidance in working through additional practice problems. Each group meets weekly for 90 minutes on Friday to review content from the week.
Students can sign-up for a reserved space in these groups during the first week of the session.
For more information: http://chemistry.umbc.edu/overview/chemistry-tutorial-center/
This is not tutoring in the traditional sense of the word.
The Math Gym is an exciting new place at UMBC to "exercise" your math muscles.
The Math Gym provides personal trainers to help you build up your foundational math physique and all mathematical skills necessary for success in your courses.
Come join us in the math department lounge and see the results!
Do you want to keep on top of your studies and make sure you understand course content?
Supplemental Instruction (SI) provides regularly scheduled study sessions outside of class. A trained student peer helps students compare notes, discuss readings, develop organizational tools and practice for tests. The Learning Resources Center will coordinate SI for selected courses in the summer sessions.
Supplemental Instruction is available for the following courses:
- BIOL 302 - Molecular and General Genetics
- CHEM 123 - Introduction to General Organic and Biochemistry
- ENCH 215 - Chemical Engineering Analysis
- ENME 220 - Mechanics of Materials
- PHYS 121 - Introductory Physics I
Take a page out of the medical school student playbook. Join a study group.
Study groups can help students stay on top of coursework during the fast-paced summer sessions. UMBC offers workshops and strategies to help students form or join study groups outside of regular class time.
Study Group Toolkit Workshops
Wondering how to create a study group?
This workshop teaches students how to form or join study groups. It also provides information on the academic support resources available in summer session. Attend a 45 minute workshop and learn how study groups can help you improve your grades and increase your understanding through cooperative learning. Two workshops are currently scheduled during each summer session.
- Tuesday, July 15, 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm, University Center 115
- Wednesday, July 16, 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm, University Center 115
See the Events page for more details.
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