Instructors and Staff
SSP 103: Basic Math & Introductory Algebra
SSP 103 prepares students for College Algebra (Math 1005). This course includes basic computational math skills and applications, as well as introductory algebra and geometry.
A highly interactive experience, UMD Seminar has been developed to help incoming students ease the transition to life as a member of the UMD community. This course covers a wide range of topics common to the "freshman experience": students will explore and become familiar with University resources and technology, academic and time management strategies, career/major exploration, and avenues leading to personal and academic success.
An individualized approach to learning skills necessary for argumentative writing process, including development of individual writing process, organization of argumentative paragraph and essay, and beginning research/library skills.
College Study Strategies broadens a student's understanding of time management, test taking, and critical reading, and provides expanded approaches to note taking. Peer Teaching Assistants lead small groups in class-related discussions and activities every week.
SSP 1101 is an exploration of the human personality and the impact of the environment on an individual's development. Lectures cover relationships, values, problem-solving, conflict resolution, and communication. Weekly small groups, lead by peer Teaching Assistants, incorporate activites and discussion to support personal learning.
Skills needed to develop and conduct effective small group learning experiences. Communication processes, leadership styles and responsibilities, goal setting, social influences, developmental stages of groups, learning theories, and content as related to appropriate SSP skills course.
Leading structured small groups in designated SSP courses or Supplemental Instruction sessions. Student responsibilities outlined in contract with faculty supervisor.
Introduction to contemporary learning theory and its application to one-on-one and small group learning situations (tutorials). Emphasis on philosophy, procedures, and practices known to be effective in improving learning. Class takes threefold approach: introducing tutors to effective tutoring techniques based on educational research, helping tutors implement a variety of multi-sensory tutoring methods, and guiding tutors in self-evaluating their individual tutoring process and progress.
Supervised practicum for students leading one-on-one and small group tutorials. Tutor responsibilities outlined in contract with instructor.