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"One of my favorite parts about tutoring has been the solidifying of fundamental concepts in my major."

UMD’s Tutoring Center is an award-winning, student-helping-student program. 

Data from Tutoring Center surveys indicate both student users and tutors experienced heightened interest in their majors, improved scholarship, and increased overall satisfaction with UMD a result of their participation in tutoring. 

A vast majority of tutors consistently report their tutoring experience fostered an increase in empathy, a greater sense of responsibility, and development of skills transferable to future employment situations.

Tutoring provides an additional interactive component to students’ academic experience. Tutors are trained academic coaches; they explain concepts and model techniques that support formal instruction with the goal of improving students’ grasp of the subject matter.

Did you know...?

    • Tutors are not paid.
      Tutors receive academic credit for enrolling in the training course (SSP 3003) and completing a required number of tutoring-practicum hours per week. 
    • Tutors do NOT do homework for students.
      Tutors are trained to guide students to become independent learners.
    • Tutoring is not only for struggling students.
      Nearly two-thirds (65%) of the students seeking tutoring at UMD's Tutoring Center last year reported a GPA of 3.0 or better. 
    • Each department supported by tutoring sets their own specific criteria for their subject tutors.
    • Courses currently supported by tutoring

Departments supported by tutoring set specific criteria for tutors and supply the Tutoring Center with current textbooks. Please contact Claudia Plaunt-Martin if:

Claudia Plaunt-Martin, Tutoring Center Coordinator
(218) 726-6256
cplaunt@d.umn.edu