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Academic Support

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.

MATH LAB


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):

  • BIOLOGY
    BIOL 303
    Tuesday & Thursday 3:30pm to 5pm
    Tutor: Ifeola Akinnola
  • BIOL 142, 233, 252
    Wednesday 3pm to 5pm
    Tutor: Tahsin Khan
    CHEMISTRY
    CHEM 102
    Wednesday 12pm to 5pm

    Tutor: Emekini Udoh (12pm to 5pm)
    Tutor: Tahsin Khan (3pm to 5pm)
  • MATHEMATICS
    MATH 106, 150, 151, 152, 155, 155B, 215, 225, 251, 301
  • Tuesday, 12pm to 5pm
    Tutor: Robert Dickens - Math 106 - 301 (12pm to 5pm)
    Tutor: Matthew Griff - Math 106 - 155B (1pm to 5pm
  • Wednesday, 12pm to 5pm
    Tutor: Robert Dickens - Math 106 - 301 (12pm to 5pm)
    Tutor: Elina Kharel - Math 106 - 251 (12pm to 5pm)
    Tutor: Emekini Udoh - Math 106 - 155B (12pm to 5pm)
    Tutor: Tahsin Khan - Math 106 - 225 (3pm to 5pm)
  • Thursday 12pm to 5pm
    Tutor: Robert Dickens - Math 106 - 301 (12pm to 5pm)
    Tutor: Matthew Griff - Math 106 - 155B (1pm to 5pm)
  • PHYSICS
  • PHYS 112 & 121
    Tuesday & Thursday 1pm to 5pm
    Tutor: Matthew Griff
  • Wednesday: 3pm to 5pm
    Tutor: Tahsin Khan
  • PHYS 122
    Tuesday & Thursday 1pm to 5pm
    Tutor: Matthew Griff
    Wednesday: 12pm to 5pm
    Tutor: Elina Kharel (12pm to 5pm)
    Tutor: Tahsin Khan (3pm to 5pm)

Drop-in Hours:
Tuesday - Thursday
Variable by course

Location:
first floor of Albin O. Kuhn Library,
in the Retriever Learning Center.

 

 

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

WRITING CENTER


Tutors in the Writing Center can provide assistance for any written assignment for any UMBC class.

Appointments:
Schedule an appointment

Drop - In Hours:
Mon & Tues: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Wed & Thurs: 12 noon - 6 p.m.

Location:
first floor of Albin O. Kuhn Library, behind the Reference Desk

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/

Hours:
Fridays from 11:30 am - 2:45 pm

Location:
Meyerhoff 145

 

MATH GYM


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!

Hours:
Monday - Thursday
1 pm - 3 pm


No appointment is necessary; just walk in and ask for a workout

Location:
Sondheim 409


SUPPLEMENTAL INSTRUCTION


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:

STUDY GROUPS


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.

    Session II:

    • 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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