About the Tutoring Center

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Accredited Since 1994

"...tutoring certification looks great on a résumé"


The Tutoring Center offers free academic assistance to UMD students enrolled in a wide range of high-risk and high-demand courses, while providing an opportunity for high-achieving undergraduate students to learn and develop tutoring and leadership skills.

Awards & Achievements

Over 6,500 tutors have participated  in UMD’s credit-based peer tutoring program, which has documented over 347,000 tutorials since its inception in 1987. The Program has been accredited since 1994 by the College Reading & Learning Association (CRLA), and tutors can earn three levels of lifetime, international tutor certification while tutoring in the Center.

Staff & Faculty

The TC is housed under the Academic Writing & Learning Center (AWLC). Please see UMD’s organizational chart for more information.

    • Claudia Martin, Coordinator    (218) 726-6256
    • Jill Jenson, Director AWLC        (218) 726-8242
    • Patrick Eidsmo, Instructor       (218) 726-6074
    • Instructor                                (218) 726-8724
    • Jill Strand, Instructor               (218) 726-7099

Student Workers

    • Tutoring Center  (218) 726-6248
    • Courtney Bliese (SCSE)
    • Myra Garlid (SCSE)
    • Sullivan Graham (SCSE)
    • Zachary Johnson (SCSE)
    • Charles Kovacovish (LSBE)
    • Sarah Volk (SCSE)